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Brian J. Cole, M.D.
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’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. 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.
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Patient Stories
  • Micah Christian Hurd | March, 2019

    I am so thankful for the fantastic work Dr. Brian Cole has done over the past two years. I can't say enough about how lucky I am. After each of my last two injuries, Dr. Cole fixed and rebuilt my knee even stronger.

    In fall 2017, I tore my ACL and LCL while playing football and underwent surgery with Dr. Cole to repair both ligaments. I had just finished the recovery process from this sur...

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  • John E. McMahon | January, 2019
    Please also make sure your team knows how grateful we are for the quality of care Jack received. He had an incredible year in football as the team’s leading tackler and picked up some nice interceptions along the way too. The team went 13-1 and took second in State and although we lost the championship game, Jack kicked a field goal on that right knee! Couldn’t have been possible without Team...
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  • Taylor Newman | January, 2019
    I came to Dr. Cole in desperate need of pain relief and better mobility of my knee due to a sports injury 10 years ago that left me without a lateral meniscus and after years of bone on bone, my cartilage wore off and left me with a 2cm hole. At the age of 25, I could barely walk a mile without my knee swelling, and causing me pain for the next few days afterward. I couldn’t walk up or down ...
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  • David Tuttle | December, 2018
    Dr. Cole operated on my rotator cuff after a first attempt by another surgeon in another location tried and was unable to do the repair. Dr. Cole was prepoared to use a donor patch but was able to do the repair without using it. He also suggested and i went along with using a stem cell preparation though it was not covered by insurance. My recovery has been phenominal and i am at 100% range of ...
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  • Anonymous | December, 2018
    When I was 25 years old, I began to experience knee pain while sitting at my desk. I was an ex-college athlete, but the life of a forensic accountant was far more painful than any drill I went through in college. I knew something needed to change when I started to cry in a car ride back from the airport due to the pain. That is when I went to see Dr. Cole. Dr. Cole being Dr. Cole did not jump at t...
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The Brian Cole MD Knee Guide and Shoulder Guide are your own personalized injury APP's for your pocket. These APP's provide users with detailed information, treatment and identification of the most common injuries. Within each app you will find a vast array of strengthening and flexibility exercises that have been specifically designed for injury treatment and rehabilitation. The APP's have been created with the user in mind making it simple to effectively manage your injury.

Dr. Cole was recently honored in the “Chicago Lights” exhibit by acclaimed British photographer Abigail Zoe Martin. This audio-visual collection of 81 portraits and interviews celebrates the “inner light” of prominent and everyday Chicagoans, where Dr. Cole is featured as an Orthopedic Surgeon and Professor.

 

 

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A Surgeon's Intuition...Listen Before You Operate

Dr. Cole speaks about patient-centered decision-making from a surgeon's perspective

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SportsMedicineWeekly™ is a radio show hosted by Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul on 670 The Score Chicago Sports Radio (WSCR-AM) on Saturdays at 8:00 AM CST.