Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Dr. Brian Cole, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. Brian Cole, MD is a sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction doctor who practices in Oak Park, IL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.Read his story

610 S Maple Ave Ste 1550

Oak Park, IL 60304

Contact Information

(312) 361-2111

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
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Dr. Cole's Experience

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Dr. Cole's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Cole's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cole "Dr. Cole is a Professor in the Department of Orthopedics with a conjoint appointment in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. In 2015, he was appointed as an Associate-Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Rush. In 2011, he was appointed as Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital. He is the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center at Rush specializing in the treatment of arthritis in young active patients with a focus on regenerative medicine and biologic alternatives to surgery. He also serves as the head of the Orthopedic Master's Training Program and trains residents and fellows in sports medicine and research. He lectures nationally and internationally and holds several leadership positions in prominent sports medicine societies. Through his basic science and clinical research, he has developed several innovative techniques for the treatment of shoulder, elbow and knee conditions. He has published more than 1,000 articles and 10 widely read textbooks in orthopedics and regenerative medicine. Dr. Cole is frequently chosen as one of the "Best Doctors in America" since 2004 and as a "Top Doctor" in the Chicago metro area since 2003. In 2006, he was featured on the cover of Chicago Magazine as "Chicago's Top Doctor" and was selected as NBA Team Physician of the Year in 2009. 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. He is the head team physician for the Chicago Bulls NBA team, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox MLB team and DePaul University in Chicago."

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This content was provided by Dr. Cole One of the things that I always remember is that these are people with joint pain and dysfunction. These are not knees and shoulders that hurt, but they're attached to people who have composite problems that may extend well beyond the initial reason they've come to us. We have to be very careful not to assign some objective finding to the patient's problem because we end up treating the wrong thing that way. We don't treat MRIs or X-rays. We treat people with pain and dysfunction. What I've learned is it's not necessarily how good we are technically. That's sort of a requisite commodity aspect of any surgeon's practice, but it's how you make decisions. Decision-making is largely predicated on our experience as physicians. And if we look at ourselves critically and how our patients have done, and what we've done to make them have an improved outcome, we can use every prior experience with our patients to benefit every subsequent patient that walks through the door.

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bicep Muscle Strain
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Loss
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Degeneration
  • Cartilage Disorders
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Dislocation of Patella
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Derangement of Movement
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Extremity Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Space Disease
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Swelling
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarticular Disease
  • Osteochondritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Blade Pain
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stiffness
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Debridement
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hardware Removal
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscal Allograft Transplant
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Transplantation
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Subcromial Decompression
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Loyola University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Chicago
    Other Education | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cole to family and friends
4.8
based on 290 total reviews (86 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (290)

  • 5
    (268)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (3)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Cole's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (86)

in IL |
So it seems like the the negatives I have about Dr. Cole are the same ones already noted by others. I specifically picked Dr. Cole because of his videos and seemingly caring demeanor. I was TRULY disappointed. I didn't even see Cole until after the surgery when he stuck his head in my room to tell...more
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ELMWOOD PARK |
My experience with Dr. Cole, his physician assistants and the entire physical therapy office was very positive. From the first visit, through pre-surgery, surgery and the physical therapy visits, I felt listened to and carefully cared for. I highly recommend Dr. Cole and his team.
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Both my sister and I have been treated by Dr. Cole, her more extensively. I had a diagnosis within 5 minutes of meeting him and was sent to the DME store down the hall to get a brace that day! Any surgeon that would rather avoid surgery in the patient’s best interest has the right idea!
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in Saint Charles, IL |
De. Cole is amazing and the best doctor to choose. He is one of the best in the industry. So blessed to have found him and have him help me with my knee.
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River grove il |
I had rotator cuff repair done by Dr. Cole and am very impressed with the results Dr Cole said I would be pain free after surgery and he was right! Dr Cole also provided much info per his patient website which was very helpful and informative.
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Dr. Cole accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Illinois
    Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
    Health and Life PPO
    Platinum PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Tricare
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Tricare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Pipefitters
  • Principal Life
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Cole has admitting privileges

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
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Rush Oak Park Hospital
520 S Maple Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
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