Becker’s Orthopedic Review asked its readers to nominate orthopedic surgeons they thought were outstanding in their field: 57 surgeons were recommended by readers for excellence in orthopedics.?Congratulations to?3 surgeons from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush?in?having made the list.

“Drs. Cole, Nicholson and Romeo chosen by their peers, as among?the top orthopedic surgeons in the country”

Brian Cole, MD, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (Chicago). Dr. Cole is the chairman of surgery at Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital, as well as a professor of orthopedics and anatomy and cell biology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Cole also serves as the section head of Rush University Medical Center’s Cartilage Research and Restoration Center.

Dr Cole Photoshop portrait 2Dr. Cole is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center at Rush University Medical Center, a multidisciplinary program specializing in the treatment of arthritis in young active patients. He also serves as the head of the Orthopedic Master’s Program and trains residents and fellows in sports medicine and research. He lectures nationally and internationally, and through his basic science and clinical research has developed several innovative techniques for the treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee conditions. He has published more than 1,000 articles and has published 5 widely read textbooks in orthopedics. More>>>

Gregory Nicholson, MD, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (Chicago). Dr. Nicholson is a shoulder, elbow, knee and sports medicine orthopedic surgeon with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. He is participating in the design process of an advanced shoulder replacement system.?Dr. Nicholson specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery, utilizing state-of-the-art arthroscopic and open surgical techniques to treat sports-related, traumatic, arthritic, and occupational conditions of the shoulder and elbow.

Gregory P. Nicholson, M.D.A graduate from Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Nicholson completed his internship and orthopedic residency at University Hospital of Cleveland and completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Nicholson is involved in the design of an advanced shoulder replacement system. He is a consultant to differing orthopedic companies and has designed instruments and implants for shoulder and elbow surgery. He is the principal investigator for funded studies on rotator cuff repair augmentation, and shoulder arthroplasty. More>>>

Anthony Romeo, MD, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (Chicago). Dr. Romeo is the director of the shoulder and elbow section at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls.

Dr. Romeo is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years Anthony A. Romeo, M.D.experience working in academic medicine. In addition to his role as professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL, he serves as the program director of the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, and section head of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery in the Division of Sports Medicine at Rush.

Among his diverse research interests, Dr. Romeo focuses on clinical evaluations of rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilization as well as biomechanical and anatomical analysis of the biceps tendon. He routinely performs rotator cuff repairs, including revision repairs, using various arthroscopic techniques. In addition, Dr. Romeo has designed and developed innovative advanced shoulder replacement systems for the treatment of arthritis. He is a renowned scholar who has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and 30 chapters in orthopedic textbooks. Moreover, he has served in the capacity of senior editor on several orthopedics and sports medicine books. Dr. Romeo has lectured extensively on advanced surgical techniques to surgeons at both national and international forums. More>>>

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