Brian Cole, MD, MBA. Midwest Orthopedics at Rush (Chicago). Dr. Cole is chairman of surgery at Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital and section head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, which focuses on treating arthritis in young and active patients. He is also a professor in Rush University Medical Center’s department of orthopedics. In addition, he is a member of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, a practice of more than 40 orthopedists in business for more than 30 years. Dr. Cole is an investor in Gold Cost Surgicenter.
In his work, Dr. Cole has researched and developed several new techniques for the treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee conditions, including cartilage restoration to repair otherwise permanently injured joints. He lectures internationally, has published five orthopedics textbooks and more than 1,000 articles and has co-hosted a Saturday morning sports medicine program on Chicago’s WMVP-AM/1000, the proceeds of which he uses to fund orthopedic research, according to a report from Crain’s Chicago Business.
Dr. Cole is team physician for the Chicago Bulls, co-team physician for the White Sox and co-team physician for DePaul University’s sports teams in Chicago. He was recently responsible for operating on Chicago Bull Derrick Rose’s left knee, an operation which allowed the basketball player to return to the game after an 18 month hiatus. Dr. Cole also repaired Mr. Rose’s knee when he re-injured it during the fall of 2013 along with his colleague, Charles Bush-Joseph, MD.
Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, Midwest Orthopedics at Rush (Chicago). Dr. Bush-Joseph subspecializes in sports medicine and is a knee, shoulder and hip orthopedic surgeon. He a professor at the Rush University Medical Center and is associate director of the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Rush.
Dr. Bush-Joseph is head team physician for the Chicago White Sox and associate team physician for the Chicago Bulls. He was elected to the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board and to the presidency of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association for 2012.
He is a seasoned orthopedic educator and lecturer and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, among other orthopedic journals. He is a committee member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has also served as a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Examination Committee, which creates the board exam for sports medicine physicians and orthopedic surgeons.
In addition to his other obligations, Dr. Bush-Joseph performs around 400 surgeries annually, one-quarter of which are knee-related repairs. He takes the majority of his cases at Rush SurgiCenter.