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Jeremy Alland
Howard An
Gunnar Andersson
Bernard Bach Jr.
Richard Berger
Joshua Blomgren
Nicole Boniquit
Julia Bruene
Charles Bush-Joseph
David Cheng
Mark Cohen
Brian Cole
Matthew Colman
Craig Della Valle
Christopher DeWald
David Fardon
John Fernandez
April Fetzer
Brian Forsythe
Jorge Galante
Tad Gerlinger
Leda Ghannad
Steven Gitelis
Edward Goldberg
Kamran Hamid
George Holmes Jr.
Joshua Jacobs
Monica Kogan
Simon Lee
Brett Levine
Johnny Lin
Gregory Lopez
Jeffrey Mjaanes
Denis Nam
Shane Nho
Gregory Nicholson
Wayne Paprosky
Frank Phillips
Richard Rodarte
Anthony Romeo
Aaron Rosenberg
Kern Singh
Madhu Singh
Scott Sporer
Nicholas Ting
Nikhil Verma
Kathleen Weber
Joel Williams
Robert Wysocki
Adam Yanke
Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.
Sports Medicine, Cartilage Restoration Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Associate Chairman and Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Rush OPH, Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgery, Section Head, Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush

Dr. 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.

Dr. Cole was chosen as one of the "Best Doctors in America" each year since 2004 and as a "Top Doctor" in the Chicago metro area each year since 2003. In 2006, he was featured as "Chicago's Top Doctor" and placed on the cover of Chicago Magazine. In 2009, Dr. Cole was selected as the "NBA Team Physician of the Year". In 2012 and 2013, Orthopedics This Week published that "Dr. Cole was chosen as one of the top 19 sports medicine specialists and one of the top 28 North American shoulder surgeons in the U.S. by his peers." He is the team physician for the Chicago Bulls NBA Basketball team, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team and DePaul University in Chicago.

Dr. Brian J. Cole is a member of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, the regional leader in comprehensive orthopedic services.

Practice Emphasis:Sports Medicine
Cartilage Transplantation
Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee Surgery
Medical School:University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency:Hospital for Special Surgery - Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY - Orthopaedics
Fellowship:University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - Sports Medicine
Board Certification:Orthopaedic Surgery
Special Procedures:Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
Meniscal allograft transplantation
Cartilage cell transplantation
Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation
Shoulder replacement
Research Interests:Cartilage transplantation
Rotator cuff healing
Shoulder instability
Second Language:Spanish
Disclosures:AAOS Record of Disclosure
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Support Staff

Chuck (Charles) Dowell
Kyle Pilz, MMS, PA-C
Kevin Shinsako, MS, PA-C

Dr. Cole has office hours at the following locations:

Rush Oak Park Hospital - Medical Office Building
Rush University Medical Center

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Windy City Bulls Add Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physicians to the Roster
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Escalating Epidemic of Shoulder Overuse Syndrome in Young Athletes
Dr. Brian Cole Sports Medicine Physician
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Back on the Field after Successful Tommy John Surgery
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MOR is a Proud Supporter of Sports Medicine Weekly
Clinical Trial Seeks to Determine if PRP Can Ease Osteoarthritis Pain
A Shot at Easing Knee Pain
Experimental Procedure Could Revive Sore Knees
Dr. Brian Cole Interviewed on ESPN Radio about Joakim Noah
Comcast SportsNet Update on Joakim Noah's Injury
Dr. Brian Cole Interviewed on Comcast SportsNet
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Golden Expedition Research Fundraiser
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Dr. Cole Interviewed on Bulls Radio
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Team Physicians for the Chicago White Sox

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