Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA

Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA
Associate Chairman & Professor, Department of Orthopedics
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Section Head, Cartilage Research and Restoration Center
Rush University Medical Center
Chairman of Surgery, Rush Oak Park Hospital
Midwest Orthopedics at Rush University
Dr. Brian Cole is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at Midwest
Orthopaedics at Rush and a Professor of Orthopedics and Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush
University Medical Center. Since, 2017, Dr. Cole has served as Managing Partner of Midwest
Orthopaedics at Rush. He is the Associate Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Rush
and the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center. Since 2011, he has
served as Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital and as the head of the Rush
Orthopedic Master's Program.
Awards and honors given to Dr. Cole range from the “Best Doctors in America” since 2004 and
“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 has 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.
Dr. Cole’s research interests include cartilage restoration, therapeutic biologics, and minimally
invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of the knee, elbow, and shoulder. He has
published more than 1,000 articles and 8 textbooks on orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.
He received an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, completed his orthopedic
residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell Medical Center, and a Sports Medicine
fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh.
His professional career outside of academia includes serving as team physician for the Chicago
Bulls, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox and team physician for DePaul University.
He also co-hosts a weekly sports-medicine talk-show on The Score radio, formally on ESPN
Radio.

All Sessions by Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA

TimeProgramTopicFaculty
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:10 AM - 7:10 AM
(0 min)
Evolving Technique Update Panel: The 38-Year-Old Former D1 Football Player Now Wall Street Broker Using His N95 On Flights From NYC To Tokyo Every Weekend: 'I Need Relief When I Play Paddle, My Knee Hurts' Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Panel Moderator:Rachel M. Frank, MD
7:10 AM - 7:15 AM
(5 min)
Pro: The Long-Acting Steroid Is The Answer: You Have Not Been Listening, It's Approved, It Has A Code Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:15 AM - 7:20 AM
(5 min)
Pro: HA Or HA+PRP: I'm A Clinician & I Have Years Of Experience & Good Science Everyone Is Ignoring Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:20 AM - 7:25 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Leukocyte Poor PRP: How Many Papers Do I Have To Write, Join My Bandwagon Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:25 AM - 7:30 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate In The Office: The Way To Go, Let Me Show You All My Secrets Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:30 AM - 7:35 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Adipose In The Office: Ignore My Colleagues Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:35 AM - 7:40 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Amnion & Coral: The True Answer, Just Know How, Why & My Expectations Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:40 AM - 8:08 AM
(28 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Rapid Fire Answers, Yes/No Explanations, Putting The Faculty On The Spot: Everything Biologics Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:10 AM - 10:15 AM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: Natural History of Cartilage Lesions: What Do We Really Know? Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:23 AM - 10:53 AM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Rapid Fire Answers, Yes/No Explanations, Putting The Faculty On The Spot: Everything Cartilage Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Shoulder Sports & Arthroplasty
3:30 PM - 3:30 PM
(0 min)
Panel: 53-Year Old Male Skier With A Garage Sale Fall 5 Years Ago With A Massive Irreparable Superior Rotator Cuff Tear Shopping For A Surgeon Shoulder Sports & Arthroplasty
Panel Moderator: Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA
3:30 PM - 3:37 PM
(7 min)
Pro: Superior Capsular Reconstruction: Step-By-Step Shoulder Sports & Arthroplasty
3:37 PM - 3:44 PM
(7 min)
Pro: Slow Down, No SCR Yet! Fix What You Can, Incorporate The Biceps, Get Out, You'd Be Amazed How Good He Will Ski Shoulder Sports & Arthroplasty
3:44 PM - 3:51 PM
(7 min)
Pro: Forget My Colleagues! Time To Show You The Lower Trapezius Transfer Shoulder Sports & Arthroplasty
3:51 PM - 3:58 PM
(7 min)
Pro: Go With The Rest Of The World, Stay Simple, Fly With A Balloon: I Have Told You About This For 3 Years Shoulder Sports & Arthroplasty
3:58 PM - 4:05 PM
(7 min)
Commentary: The Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear: So Many Choices, What I Do In Canada, What I Have Learned Over The Years Shoulder Sports & Arthroplasty
4:50 PM - 5:10 PM
(20 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Failed Rotator Cuff Repairs In The 50-Year-Old Women & Men, What I Did Wrong, What I Do Different: Solving Complications Shoulder Sports & Arthroplasty
Monday, December 13, 2021
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
2:48 PM - 2:48 PM
(0 min)
Debate: 18-Year-Old D1 College Football Running Back, Now Mid-Season With Anterolateral Horizontal Meniscal Tear & A Meniscal Cyst Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Debate Moderator:Aaron J. Krych, MD
2:48 PM - 2:53 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Resect Part Of The Meniscus Today & Return To Play In 2 Weeks Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
2:53 PM - 2:58 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Slow Down! Full Repair Will Save The Knee Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
3:06 PM - 3:36 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Meniscus Repair or Resect?! Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics

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