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The Sports Doctor, March 22, 2023

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Guests, Dr Brian Cole and Joel Franco

The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil

Guests, Dr Brian Cole and Joel Franco

Headlined Show, The Sports Doctor March 22, 2023

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Dr. Brian Cole, Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Chicago White Soxs & Bulls, Host of the podcast “Sports Medicine Weekly” returns along with Joel Franco, Co- Founder of Chesapeake Films & Creator, Producer of the upcoming documentary 'Where our Children Play- Challenge of Youth Sports'. Then, it’s 'The Sports Doctor Is In' with some “Bob Gajda Wisdom” & your emails!

Guest, Dr Brian Cole

Guest Name
Dr Brian Cole
Guest Occupation
Chicago Bulls & White Sox team Orthopedic Surgeon
Guest Biography

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
and shared.

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.

Guest, Joel Franco

Guest Name
Joel Franco
Guest Occupation
Owner at Chesapeake Films, Director/Producer of “ Youth Sports in America-A documentary film- What’s behind a $15 Billion Industry”
Guest Biography

Joel Franco tells compelling stories with an elegant voice, a crisp Italian sensibility and beautiful pictures. Franco’s experience, vision and intensity bring leadership, heart, and an eye for detail to his films. His understanding of the human condition and his passion for authenticity combine to create artistic, highly commercial works that draw the audience in and make them feel. Franco’s genuine desire to protect the integrity of each story and to bring out the best in the actors and crew have made him a trusted source for getting the job done. Colleagues trust his refreshing character and understand that he is a man of commitment and does what he says he will do, when he says he will do it.

Joel Franco was born in Italy and came to the United States in his late teens where he quickly immersed himself in American culture and film. According to Franco, “I have always admired American films. The American school of acting has a long history of producing great actors and I wanted to be a part of the world of film–a place where captivating stories are unveiled. The creation of film plays into my strengths: I love that magic is the result of the creative process. There must be passion to nurture the momentum of the story. And one must have intense focus to get the job done.” 

Influenced by American filmmaker Sidney Lumet for his vigorous storytelling and Italian director Robert Rossellini for his social realism, Franco is dedicated to staying true to the story in a fast paced, realistic and refined style. 

In 2006, Franco partnered with Solidaris LLC to found Chesapeake Films, LLC. Chesapeake Films has option agreements to produce several feature films and plans to produce two features per year in-house and to collaborate with established film companies for additional opportunities.

Joel Franco is a graduate of University of Maryland/Baltimore, a graduate of the USC-Universal Producing and Directing Program, and holds an M.F.A. in film production from the School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

The Sports Doctor

Show Host

The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!

Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.

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