November 11, 2021
Dr. Tad Gerlinger, a Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush joint replacement surgeon and member of its management committee, Associate Professor and Director of the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Rush University, has been recognized as a Notable Military Veteran Executive by Crain’s Chicago Business.
He is a West Point graduate and a retired colonel in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, having served four tours as a combat surgeon, one each in Kosovo and Iraq and two in Afghanistan. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service. Dr. Gerlinger is a member of the VA's referral network, providing joint replacements to underserved veterans and mentors medical students interested in military medicine, teaching the next generation of military doctors.
COL(Ret) Gerlinger was commissioned from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree. He graduated from medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Gerlinger completed a Transitional Internship at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington, and a Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.