March 14, 2018
Dr. Bernard Bach was elected into the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame on March 9, 2018. Currently, there are only 54 Hall of Fame members in AOSSM—a 46 year old association comprised of over 3,000 members nationally. Dr. Bach received the society’s Mr. Sports Medicine award last July, and on March 12 delivered the prestigious John C. Kennedy lectureship. He received the AOSSM Mr. Sports Medicine Leadership award in July 2017.
A Pioneer in Sports Medicine
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 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."