Hugh McDermott, MD

Emory University Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


  • BA, University of Notre Dam, 2011
  • MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015
  • Transitional Year, Presence Health-St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, 2016


Hometown: Springfield, Illinois

Professional Interests

  • Pain
  • Interventional Spine

Future Plans

  • ACGME Pain Fellowship 


  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • Spine Intervention Society


  • Soccer
  • Anything outdoors (snorkeling, SCUBA, water ski, shredding the gnar snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, biking)
  • Family time with my wife and two sons


  • Ahn, S D.O., PhD; McDermott, H, MD ; Kocol, K, D.O. Self-perceived ability to estimate varying weights in peripheral neuropathy compared to non-peripheral neuropathy patients. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hines VA Hospital. 2012-present. Accepted for presentation at AANEM annual conference in Phoenix, AZ, 2017
  • Bajaj, P, D.O.; McDermott, H MD ; Lapen, P MD; Jiang, K, D.O. A Prospective Randomized Evaluation of a One Level versus Two Level approach in Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections. 2016-present
  • Jones, N, MD; McDermott, H, MD ; Wieschaus, K EN, USNR . “Medical supervision of high school football in Chicago: Does inadequate staffing compromise health care?” A Follow up Study. 2016-present
  • McDermott, H, MD ; Graham, J. Foot drop and scapular stabilizer weakness in late onset FSH Muscular Dystrophy - A Case Report 2017 AAP meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada
  • McDermott, H, MD ; Jones, N, MD. Platelet Rich Plasma Injection to Multiple Talar Dome Fractures status post Failed Surgical Debridement - A Case Report. 2017 AMSSM meeting. San Diego, CA
  • McDermott, H, MD . Neurogenic bladder and Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy following Herpes Simplex Virus Infection: A Case Report. 2017 AAPMR annual meeting. Denver, CO