Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Professor, The Claude N. Lambert, MD, Helen S. Thomson Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Bernard Bach was one of the first sports medicine orthopedic surgeons in Chicago. In 1986, he pioneered the sports medicine program for Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), which today is one of the nation's most well-respected programs. Dr. Bach is a knee and shoulder orthopedic surgeon. He held the position of Director for the Division of Sports Medicine for 30 years and was the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director for 28 years at Rush University Medical Center. He is also team physician for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.
Dr. Bach serves on numerous national sports committees and editorial boards and is an educator and mentor for residents and fellows. He has been president for several organizations, including the Quigley and Herodicus Sports Medicine Societies and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also served on boards for the Illinois Special Olympics and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. He has authored more than 600 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters, was the editor for the Journal of Knee Surgery, and is on the editorial board for Orthopaedics Today.
Dr. Bach has been repeatedly honored as one of Chicago Magazine's "Top Doctors." In 1995, he was inducted into the Illinois Athletic Trainer's "Hall of Fame." Dr. Bach received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, where he also played intercollegiate football and baseball. He attended the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) College of Medicine and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at the Hospital of Special Surgery, New York.
Even with his busy lifestyle, Dr. Bach makes time for his passions. In the evenings and on weekends, when he isn't spending time with his family, he is in his personal workshop, creating works of art. His artistic talents include woodworking, woodcarving, glassblowing and creating wall art. Some of his work is on display at MOR.
Dr. Bernard Bach was voted among the top 1% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.
|Practice Emphasis:||ACL Surgery|
|Medical School:||University of Cincinnati College of Medicine|
|Residency:||Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA|
|Fellowship:||Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY|
|Board Certification:||Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Special Procedures:||Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction|
Minimally invasive orthopedic surgery
Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
|Research Interests:||Outcome studies of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction|
|Disclosures:||AAOS Record of Disclosure|
Clinical Support Staff
Dr. Bach sees patients every Wednesday at the Prairie Medical Center of Westchester location.
In the News
Study: Limiting Innings Pitched after Tommy John Surgery for MLB Players
Regulating Pitch Count for Young Baseball Players to Reduce Shoulder and Elbow Injuries
Doctors and Athletic Trainers Urge States to Regulate Pitch Count for High School Pitchers
More Teens Undergoing Tommy John Surgery for UCL Tears
Taking a Look Back: MOR White Sox Team Physicians Receive World Series Rings
Study Shows Teen Athletes are Fastest Growing Population Undergoing Tommy John Surgery
Impact of Tommy John Surgery on Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish
Chicago Bulls Team Physician Dr. Bernard Bach Discusses Rest and Recovery during NBA Season
MOR Physicians Research Incidence and Trends of ACL Reconstruction
Top 28 North American Sports Knee Surgeons
Dr. Bernard Bach on MOR Physicians' Accomplishments
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physicians Selected as Chicago Magazine's 2014 'Top Doctors'
Evaluation of MLB Pitchers at Return-to-Play after Tommy John Surgery
Study on the Societal Impacts of ACL Tears and the Long-term Economic Benefits of ACL Surgery
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physicians Well Represented in 'Top Doctors' List
Doctor's Hands Serve Science and Art
Dr. Bach Discusses ACL Injury Treatment and Rehab
Hunter Hillenmeyer and MOR Physicians Speak to Parents about Youth Sports Injuries
Overuse Injuries: Preventative Measures for Youth Baseball Pitchers
MOR Researchers Win AAOS Award for Best Scientific Exhibit
Dr. Bernard Bach named Recipient of the AAOS Achievement Award
Young pitchers get relief from doctors, Little League
Dr. Bach Named NATA Honorary Member
Dr. Bach Makes Women's Health Magazine List of America's Top Physicians for Women
Dr. Bach Named AOSSM President
Dr. Bach Pitches Ban on Little League Breaking Balls
MOR Doctors Recognized as Outstanding Knee Surgeons by Becker's
MOR Physicians Make 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® List
Team Physicians for the Chicago White Sox