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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
Charles A. Bush-Joseph, M.D.
Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Hip Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Professor, Rush University Medical Center

Head Team Physician Chicago White Sox

Although Dr. Bush-Joseph is regarded as a sports medicine and arthroscopic surgical specialist, most of 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.

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. Through 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. Academically, Dr. Bush-Joseph is nationally renown with leadership roles in several national orthopedic societies and president-elect of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has authored over 140 published manuscripts and book chapters.

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.

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
Arthroscopic Surgery
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
Hip arthroscopy
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
Curriculum Vitae

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Travis Smith, PA

AAOS Introduces OA Knee AUC
Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for non-arthroplasty treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a web-based application tool that can assist physicians in determining appropriate treatment options for OA patients.


Dr. Bush-Joseph has office hours at the following locations:

Rush University Medical Center
Prairie Medical Center of Westchester

* Dr. Bush-Joseph is now seeing patients until 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.

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In the News

Dr. Nho and Dr. Bush-Joseph Publish Study on Work Comp Hip Arthroscopy Patients
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Featured on Sports Medicine Weekly
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Rush University Medical Center Orthopaedic Program Ranked No. 4 in the U.S.; Top in Illinois
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Dr. Bush-Joseph Provides Perspective on Epidemic of Tommy John Surgery
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Chicago Area Healthcare Providers Look to Northwest Indiana
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Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph Receives Honorary Membership from NATA
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Treatment and Prevention of Shoulder Injuries for Youth Baseball Pitchers
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MOR Physicians Perform Surgery on White Sox Outfielder Avisail Garcia
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Evaluation of MLB Pitchers at Return-to-Play after Tommy John Surgery
Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose Undergoes Successful Surgery
Dr. Bush-Joseph Receives Special Recognition Award from IATA
Dr. Bush-Joseph on the Chicago Bulls TV and Radio Network Pregame Live Report
Spotlight on the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Sports Medicine Practice
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush 1st Annual Sports Medicine Summit a Big Success
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Burr Ridge and Hinsdale Drs. Bush-Joseph and Romeo are 'Top Doctors in America'
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Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physicians Well Represented in 'Top Doctors' List
Dr. Bush-Joseph Talks about Kevin Ware's Leg Fracture and NCAA Playoffs
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Heads Back to the Field for Spring Training with the Chicago White Sox
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Hinsdale Doctor Charles Bush-Joseph is Passionate about Sport Medicine
Surgical Repair of Proximal Hamstring Ruptures
MOR Physicians Perform Wrist Surgery on Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox First Baseman
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Dr. Bush-Joseph Comments on Peyton Manning's Condition
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Dr. Bush-Joseph Elected 2012 MLB Team Physician Association President
Dr. Bush-Joseph Featured in White Sox Magazine
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ABC 7 Report: Dr. Bush-Joseph Discusses Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
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Dr. Bush-Joseph Explains Tiger Woods' Knee Injury on Good Day Chicago
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MOR Physicians Make 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® List
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Team Physicians for the Chicago White Sox

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