Sports Medicine & Shoulder


Nationally-Ranked Sports Medicine Program

The Sports Medicine and Shoulder service at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush specializes in providing comprehensive care for conditions involving the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. The Division is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in clinical care, education and translational research allowing patients to benefit from the most up-to-date treatment and therapies available.  We pride ourselves on helping patients to avoid surgery, utilize regenerative medicine and non-surgical techniques whenever possible, and implement an evidence-based approach to the care and treatment of our patients.  Our physicians provide care to patients and athletes from across the globe who are seeking expertise in areas such as hip preservation, cartilage restoration, shoulder and knee reconstruction.  In addition, our physicians are routinely invited to speak at national and international meetings including live surgical demonstrations given their expertise in sports medicine and the most contemporary minimally invasive surgical techniques.

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You don’t have to be an athlete to see a sports medicine physician at Midwest Orthopedics.  Our physicians care for a range of pathologic conditions in patients of all ages, from adolescents to seniors.  Conditions treated include growth abnormalities, occupational injuries, sport or daily activities, as well as degenerative conditions including arthritis of the knee, shoulder and hip.

Our Fellowship Trained Physicians

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush sports medicine physicians are board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists and include orthopedic surgeons and primary care sports physicians. Our physicians will implement a comprehensive approach to treating our patients including superior diagnostics, physical therapy, pain management, and when necessary, the latest surgical techniques. In addition, our non-operative and post-surigical treatment protocols focus on rehabilitation and performance enhancement as well as injury risk reduction following return-to-sport.

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For our athletes, we care for patients of all skill levels—recreational, high school, college, and professionals—Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush strives to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care services. A testament to the quality of our sports medicine program is the large number of high-level athletes that we've successfully treated and returned to peak performance in our role as team physicians for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Fire, Windy City Bulls and DePaul University

Doctors

Jeremy A. Alland, M.D.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Assistant Professor Rush University Medical Center

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Bernard R. Bach Jr., M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor, The Claude N. Lambert, MD, Helen S. Thomson Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

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Joshua Blomgren, D.O.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Assistant Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopedics, Rush University Medical Center

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Nicole T. Boniquit, M.D.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

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Julia R. Bruene, M.D.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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Charles A. Bush-Joseph, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor, Rush University Medical Center, Team Physician Chicago White Sox

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Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Chairman and Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Rush OPH, Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgery, Section Head, Cartilage Restoration Center at Rush

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Brian Forsythe, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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Leda A. Ghannad, M.D.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

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Shane J. Nho, M.D., M.S.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Director, Hip Preservation Center, Rush University Medical Center

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Gregory Nicholson, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Associate Professor, Rush University Medical Center

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John Nickless, M.D.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

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Anthony A. Romeo, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor, Director, Section of Shoulder & Elbow, Rush University Medical Center

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Nikhil N. Verma, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Professor and Director, Division of Sports Medicine, Fellowship Director, Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, Rush University Medical Center, Team Physician, Chicago White Sox/Chicago Bulls

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Kathleen M. Weber, M.D., M.S.

Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Assistant Professor, Director, Section of Primary Care Sports Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Rush University Medical Center

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Adam B. Yanke, M.D.

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Professor Department of Orthopedics, Assistant Director Cartilage Restoration Center, Rush University Medical Center

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