Chicago Bulls team physician is new Chair of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital

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By Evan O'Brien

Content Manager

Provided by Rush Oak Park Hospital

Rush Oak Park Hospital is excited to announce that Brian Cole, MD, team physician for the Chicago Bulls and co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox, is the new Chair of Surgery.

Dr. Cole is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and practices out of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush offices in Oak Park and Chicago. In addition to being team physician for the Chicago Bulls, he was named the NBA Team Physician of the Year in 2009.

“We are very proud to have one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country heading our surgical team,” said Bruce Elegant, President and CEO, Rush Oak Park Hospital. “He is a true leader in surgical sports medicine and an exemplary surgeon who will continue to advance the quality of surgical care we provide at Rush Oak Park Hospital.”

Dr. Cole joined the medical staff of Rush Oak Park Hospital in December 1997. He is a professor at Rush University Medical Center, where he is section head of the Cartilage Research Program in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

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Posted: January 26th, 2012 12:17 PM

Why are all of the health care costs out the window in this country? a large percentage of bankruptcies are due to medical issues and people spending all of their money on their healthcare. What about all the patients that die in hospitals from infections and other issues not directly related to why they were there in the first place?

A. Neighbor  

Posted: January 25th, 2012 6:05 PM

Midwest Orthopedics at Rush spine surgeon saved my life a while back. Can't put a price on that.


Posted: January 25th, 2012 3:44 PM

@Info: None of your business! Hopefully he makes a lot of money, cause it sounds like he's earned it.


Posted: January 25th, 2012 1:27 PM

What does he make a yr?

Aging Disgracefully  

Posted: January 25th, 2012 9:26 AM

Absolutely the gold standard. Thanks to Dr. Bach, Dr. Fernandez and Dr. Lee on behalf of my family.

T.J. from Oak Park  

Posted: January 24th, 2012 7:46 PM

Midwest Orthopaedics truely is the gold standard. It doesn't get any better than these guys. Period. We are lucky to have them so close to home.

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