Orthopedic & Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph of Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Written by Rachel Fields | July 01, 2010 | Print  |
Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, is currently a professor at Rush University Medical Center and the associate director of Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. According to the Rush Orthopaedics website, Dr. Bush-Joseph is known among patients for his compassionate bedside manner — a trait that makes him an excellent partner on the road to recovery from an injury.

Dr. Bush-Joseph is a respected educator and scholar and sits on the editorial board of several national orthopedic journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has been a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Examination Committee since 2005 and has helped to formulate the board exam for orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians.

Dr. Bush-Joseph has dedicated much of his career to working with high school, collegiate and professional athletes. He currently serves as the head team physician for the Chicago White Sox baseball team and as the associate team physician for the Chicago Bulls basketball team. About his responsibilities as head team physician for the White Sox, he said, "We're there to work with [head trainer] Herm Schneider to make sure the White Sox players are in optimal condition, and that if an injury does occur, we can provide an accurate, rapid diagnosis and initial care to minimize time off the field."

Dr. Bush-Joseph maintains a busy clinical practice, where he performs more than 400 surgeries annually, including 100 knee ligament surgeries. According to Rush Orthopaedics, he is one of the busiest hip arthroscopic surgeons in the state with experience in up-and-coming techniques of hip joint preservation.

Dr. Bush-Joseph earned his MD from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1983.

Read about Dr. Bush-Joseph and 14 other great hip specialists in Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review.

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