Terry Nicola

Terry Nicola

Terry Nicola M.D., M.S. is a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  He completed his residency training at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University in 1987. Since 1992, he has served as associate team physician for University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) athletic teams.  He is the Director of Sports Medicine Rehabilitation and Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Illinois Medical Center in the Orthopaedic Surgery Department. He is the Program Director for the Acredited Council of Graduate Medical Education accredited UIC Fellowship in Sports Medicine for aspiring resident graduates in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Family Medicine.

Dr. Nicola is a long distance runner for 33 years with personal best times in the 10K of 33:27 and Marathon 2:35:02.  He coaches runners for long distance running events and serves as the Volunteer Medical Director for races such as the Chicago Distance Classic (till 2006), Northshore Half Marathon, Soldier Field 10 Mile, and Hustle Up the Hancock.  Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing and has been a research co-investigator with James Rimmer, Ph.D. in the College of Health and Human Development on exercise in patients with chronic disabilities.  Nicola also served on the medical team for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.