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

All Sessions by Brian J. Cole, MD, MBA

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
1:52 PM - 1:52 PM
(0 min)
Debate: 28-Year-Old Venture Capitalist Skiing In Vail Sustains An Acute Midsubstance ACL Tear, Grade III MCL Tear & Displaced Bucket Medial Meniscus Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Debate Moderator:John C. Richmond, MD
1:52 PM - 1:57 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Do It All, Do It Now Off The Mountain: ACLR, MCL Repair, Medial Meniscus Repair Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
1:57 PM - 2:02 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Trust Me, You're Making A Mistake: Fix The Meniscus & Stage The Rest Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
3:45 PM - 3:53 PM
(8 min)
Everything You Need To Know: Update On Orthopaedic Biologics - 8 Tips In 8 Minutes Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Return To Play, The Role Of Bracing, Meniscus Surgery, Meniscal Implants, Meniscus Transplantation & PCL & Multiligament Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics

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