WHO WE ARE
Our physicians, with specialized training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, can diagnose and treat even the most complicated and rare orthopedic conditions.
DIVISION OF SPORTS MEDICINE FACULTY
PRIMARY CARE SPORTS MEDICINE FACULTY
To provide the world’s best orthopaedic patient care, education and research.
WHAT WE DO
U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center #7 in the Nation and #3 in Illinois.
On the field, our fellows have exposure to the athlete and the initial injury. The fellows also participate in a locker room assessment of the athletes with a minimum of weekly locker room visits expected. Event coverage is a mandatory aspect of the fellowship and the fellows are assigned to a minimum of one high school throughout the academic year. The majority of their responsibilities occur during Fall with the football season, but the fellows are also involved in the coverage of basketball events, wrestling tournaments and gymnastic competitions at the high school level. Other responsibilities in the past have included the coverage of road races, corporate sports challenges, Volvo tennis invitational, American Ballet (on tour), judo invitational, bicycling events, club rugby, The Hubbard Street Dance Company, Northbrook Youth Football, and semi-pro football coverage. In addition, the fellows are primarily responsible for covering the Chicago Steel (Junior A) Hockey team. The on-the-field exposure for the fellow is complementary to the educational goals of our fellowship, but we are sensitive to the time commitment for the fellows and ensure that there is ample opportunity for them to sufficiently focus on the educational experience achieved from office evaluation, operative experience, and research projects.
In 2004, we were appointed the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox. Each year the fellows travel with us to Tucson, Arizona to attend spring training. They have also participated in game coverage at Guaranteed Rate Field. Team physician coverage is provided by multiple attendings. That year we were also appointed team physicians for the Chicago Bulls basketball team. Team physician coverage is provided by multiple attendings. In addition, we provide team coverage for the Major League Soccer team, Chicago Fire.
On the collegiate level, we were appointed as the team physicians for the DePaul University Athletic Department (Division I). One of the sports fellows is assigned to Men’s and Women’s DePaul basketball along with the primary care fellow.