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Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.



Brian J. Cole, M.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Cole is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He received his MD and MBA from the University of Chicago in 1990, completed his residency at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York in 1996 and his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in 1997. He specializes in arthroscopic shoulder, elbow and knee surgery.

He is the Director of the Rush Cartilage Restoration Center, a multidisciplinary program specializing in the restoration of articular cartilage and meniscal deficiency. He has a specific interest in arthroscopic reconstruction of the shoulder (rotator cuff, instability, and arthritis), elbow and knee. He has authored and edited several textbooks, chapters, peer-reviewed articles, technique papers, and electronic multimedia presentations discussing the techniques and results of these procedures.

Dr. Cole lectures and teaches the techniques of cartilage restoration and shoulder arthroscopy in and outside of the United States and performs clinical and basic science research evaluating the process and outcomes of cartilage transplantation and arthroscopic techniques of the shoulder. Dr. Cole is a co-team physician and consultant for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Rush Arena Football team, respectively.

Practice Emphasis: Sports Medicine Cartilage Transplantation Arthroscopy Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee Surgery

Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY-Orthopedics

Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA-Sports Medicine

Board Certification: Orthopedic Surgery

Special Procedures: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization Meniscal allograft transplantation Cartilage cell transplantation Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation Shoulder replacement

Research Interests: Cartilage transplantation Rotator cuff healing Shoulder instability

Second Language: Spanish

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