Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Hip Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Professor, Rush University Medical Center
Although Dr. Bush-Joseph is regarded as a sports medicine and arthroscopic surgical specialist, most of his his patients know him by his warm compassionate bedside manner.
A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1983, he is currently a Professor at Rush University Medical Center and the Associate Director of the Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Bush-Joseph is a respected educator of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing orthopedic surgeons lecturing at numerous national educational meetings. He serves on the editorial board of several national orthopedic journals (including the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine) and holds committee responsibilities with several national orthopedic societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society Sports Medicine. Dr. Bush-Joseph has been a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Examination Committee formulating the board exam for orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians.
Long involved in the care of high school, collegiate, and recreational athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph is the head team physician for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball Club and Associate Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls. Thru his experience with high profile professional athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph was elected to the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board and president of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association for 2012. This exclusive group of team physicians advises the Major League Baseball Commissioner on medical policy and emerging trends in training and the medical care of the elite athlete.
While Dr. Bush-Joseph is involved with all of the above activities, he still most enjoys the care of the injured athlete and patient. He maintains a busy clinical practice performing over 400 surgeries annually including over 100 knee ligament (ACL and knee dislocation) surgeries many referred by other Chicagoland orthopedic and sports medicine physicians. Dr. Bush-Joseph is among the busiest hip arthroscopic surgeons in Illinois with experience in emerging techniques of hip joint preservation.
Although Dr. Bush-Joseph has undergone ACL reconstructions on both knees, he remains active in basketball, skiing, and golf. He always finds time to watch his children participate in a variety of high school and collegiate sports including rowing and lacrosse. His wife Vicky is a retired adoption attorney who continues to teach at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and an elected member of the Hinsdale Library Board of Trustees.
Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph 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:||Sports Medicine|
|Medical School:||University of Michigan Medical School|
|Residency:||Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL - Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Fellowship:||Cincinnati Sports Medicine, Cincinnati, OH - Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery|
|Board Certification:||Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Special Procedures:||Arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction|
Arthroscopic knee and shoulder stabilization
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John)
|Research Interests:||Knee ligament reconstruction|
Arthroscopic knee surgery
|Disclosures:||AAOS Record of Disclosure|
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