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Dr. George Holmes retired on November 24th, 2021.

In 2013, Dr. George B. Holmes, Jr. was appointed Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He has been the Director of the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Section at Rush since 1992 and is also the Foot & Ankle Fellowship Director at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Dr. Holmes has also been on the Editorial Board of Foot & Ankle International since 1989 and has spoken before numerous local, national and international audiences. 

Originally from Washington, D.C., where he graduated from St. John's College High School, Dr. Holmes received his bachelor's degree from Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut. He also lettered in varsity football during his tenure at Yale. He went on to complete his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. Following his orthopedic residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center and a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery in Oakland, California, under the direction of Roger Mann, M.D. 

Prior to joining the orthopedic service at Rush in 1992, Dr. Holmes served as the Director of Foot and Ankle at the University of California at Davis and Chief of Orthopaedics at Jefferson Park Hospital in Philadelphia. He has been a medical consultant to the N.B.A. Sacramento Kings, the Joffrey Ballet, the Alvin Ailey Dancers, Philadanco, the Boston Ballet, the Boston Marathon and Mrs. T's Triathlon.

Dr. George Holmes was voted among the top 10-15% 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.

Curriculum Vitae

Practice Emphasis

Foot and Ankle Surgery


AAOS Record of Disclosure

Clinical Support Staff

Carla Candos (AA)
Brittany Smith (PA)

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY - General Surgery Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA - Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency
  • Fellowship
    Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA-Sports Medicine Merritt Hospital, Oakland, CA - Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Certification
    Orthopaedic Surgery Medical Examiner

Hospital / Surgical Locations

Rush SurgiCenter, LP

1725 W. Harrison Street, Suite 556
Chicago, IL 60612

Rush University Medical Center

1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60612

Physician Office Locations


1611 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612


55 Shuman Blvd, Suite 700

Naperville, Illinois 60563

Oak Park

610 South Maple Avenue, Suite 1550
Oak Park, Illinois 60304


2450 S. Wolf Road
Westchester, IL 60154