Brooke Vanderby, MD

Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician with Fellowship Training in Pain Management

Phone: 847-832-1551

Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Practice Locations

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center, LLC

Areas of Expertise

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Atypical Chest Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Post-Operative Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Costochondritis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Disc Herniation
  • Dysautonomia
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Facial Pain
  • Failed Back/Neck Surgery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractured Rib Pain
  • Headaches
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-herpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Stroke Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympatheic Dystrophy
  • Radiculopathy/Sciatica
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shingles/Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Thoracic Pain
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Whiplash


Dr. Brooke Vanderby is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist. After completing her residency in anesthesiology, Dr. Vanderby pursued a fellowship in pain management. She has a passion for educating herself about the latest advances in minimally invasive procedures, non-narcotic medications, and holistic and integrative medicine. She also enjoys exploring emerging research on how nutrition-based approaches can complement treatments such as physical therapy, injections and medications. An Academic All-Big Ten soccer player during her undergraduate years, Dr. Vanderby is a fitness enthusiast who loves spending time outdoors. She is an avid reader and is learning to cook with her husband, who is also a physician.

I believe in a multifaceted approach to pain management that empowers each patient to live a more functional, enjoyable and productive life. I specialize in comprehensive pain treatment strategies including up-to-date minimally invasive procedures, non-narcotic pain medications and holistic/integrative medicine. By listening and understanding each patient’s individual needs, I strive to personalize each encounter."

Brooke Vanderby, MD


Medical School

University of Chicago


University of Chicago- Internal Medicine


Northwestern University- Anesthesiology


Northwestern University- Pain Management


  • Honors in Biology and Magna Cum Laude, University of Wisconsin
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Academic All-Big Ten. Women’s Soccer

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IBJI Specialists Work Together on My Herniated Disc: Debbie B’s Story
My name is Debbie, and I want to tell you about my recovery from a herniated disc, with the help of Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI). In May, I reached down to move something and I couldn’t stand up again…read more

IBJI Pain Management for Spine Pain Relief: Amy M’s Story
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"Bingo, I Was Fine" - Robbi's Story
In 2012, Robbi, a senior citizen, was diagnosed with advanced degenerative disc disease throughout the lumbar more

“Dr. Vanderby treated me over a year ago with six or seven injections for pain management, which [unfortunately] resulted in little progress. She suggested I revisit my surgeon from previous back surgery. I advised I wasn’t happy with my previous surgeon so she recommended [a new surgeon] at Skokie Valley Hospital. On June 10, 2019, I had a major 8 hour spinal reconstruction. I can now stand straight and my pain is virtually gone. I wanted to sincerely thank Dr. Vanderby for her recommendation and not giving up on me! I appreciate her professionalism and caring attitude.”

“Dr. Vanderby is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. Very professional and follows up!”

“All the staff was polite & efficient. Dr. Vanderby was her usual timely, considerate and helpful self. I would never want to change physicians! Highly recommend IBJI and especially Dr. Vanderby.”

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