Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA, Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Physician with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Selected as “Top Doctor Award” Recipient

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brian J. Cole, who is known nationally and internationally for his care of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries.

Speciality: Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Hospital Affiliation: Rush University Medical Center

Education: Dr. Cole attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he graduated with his Medical Degree.

Experience: After obtaining his Medical Degree Dr. Cole completed his orthopedics residency with the Hospital for Special Surgery – Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. Following his residency, he undertook his Sports Medicine fellowship with the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Cole is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Cole is often chosen as one of the “Best Doctors in America since 2004 and as a “Top Doctor” in the Chicago metro area since 2003. In 2006, he was featured on the cover of Chicago Magazine as “Chicago’s Top Doctor” and was selected as NBA Team Physician of the Year in 2009. Orthopedics This Week named Dr. Cole as one of the top 20 sports medicine, knee and shoulder specialists repeatedly over the last 5 years as selected by his peers.  He is the head team physician for the Chicago Bulls NBA team, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox MLB team and DePaul University in Chicago.

Current Position: Dr. Brian Cole currently serves patients at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and is a Professor of Orthopaedics, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Cole is Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics and is the Department’s Associate Chairman and the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center. He is the Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital and leads the Rush Orthopedic Master’s Program. Dr. Cole also holds several leadership positions in national and international orthopedic societies.

Orthopedic Surgery: Dr. Cole has specialized training in conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Learn More about Dr. Brian Cole:, he can be contacted at (708) 236-2701, and is located in Chicago, IL

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