Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD

Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD
Honored Professor
Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Past President, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Team Physician, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School in 1983, he is currently a Professor at Rush University Medical Center and the Associate Director of the Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Bush-Joseph is a respected educator of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing orthopedic surgeons lecturing at numerous national educational meetings. He serves on the editorial board of several national orthopedic journals, including the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Bush-Joseph is nationally respected with leadership roles in several national orthopedic societies and past president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has authored over 160 published research manuscripts and book chapters on a variety of sports medicine topics including knee, shoulder, hip, and elbow injuries and surgeries.
Long involved in the care of high school, collegiate, and recreational athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph is the team physician for the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball Club (2003- present) and Associate Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls (2005-present). Through his experience with high-profile professional athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph was elected to the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board and president of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association for 2012. This exclusive group of team physicians advises the Major League Baseball Commissioner on medical policy and emerging trends in training and the medical care of the elite athlete. He is also a member of the NFL Pension and Disability Board which is a collaborative group composed of both NFL and NFL Players Association representatives.
While Dr. Bush-Joseph is involved with all of the above activities, he still most enjoys the care of the injured athlete and patient. He maintains a busy clinical practice performing over 450 surgeries annually including over 140 knee ligament (ACL and knee dislocation) surgeries many referred by other Chicagoland orthopedic and sports medicine physicians. He recently stepped down as Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush after serving in that role for 15 years.
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