Dr. Brian Cole is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and a
Professor of Orthopaedics, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center. 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 is the 2020 President of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Dr.
Cole also holds several other leadership positions in national and international orthopedic societies.
Outside of academia Dr. Cole serves as team physician for the Chicago Bulls, co-team physician
for the Chicago White Sox, and a team physician for the Chicago Red Stars, Chicago Dogs, and DePaul
Honors awarded to Dr. Cole range from the “Best Doctors in America” since 2004 and “Top
Doctor” in Chicagoland since 2003. In 2006, he was featured on the cover of Chicago Magazine
as “Chicago’s Top Doctor.” In 2009, he was selected as NBA Team Physician of the Year and
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 patients describe his
practice as compassionate, available and willing to offer novel solutions to avoid surgery whenever
possible. Testimonials to the surgical care that Dr. Cole’s team provides are frequently featured
Dr. Cole’s research interests include Cartilage Restoration, therapeutic biologics and regenerative
medicine, 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, has lectured nationally and internationally on more than 2,000 occasions and has
appeared as an expert on several TV documentaries.