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Brian Cole

Brian Cole, MD, MBA is a board certified surgeon and an expert in shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. He has a dedicated clinical staff and assistants to assist in delivering high quality and expert care.

He completed his medical education at the University of Chicago Pritzker school of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Cole completed his surgical residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Cole has published more than 1,000 articles and 5 widely read textbooks in orthopedics. Dr. Cole has been chosen as one of the “Best Doctors in America” each year since 2003. In 2012 and 2013, Dr. Cole was chosen as one of the top 19 sports medicine specialists and one of the 28 North American shoulder surgeons in the U.S. by his peers.

Dr. Cole is currently the team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox and DePaul University.


Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization Arthroscopy Cartilage Cell Transplantation Cartilage Transplantation Elbow Surgery Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Knee Surgery Meniscal Allograft Ransplantation Shoulder Replacement Shoulder Surgery Sports Medicine Therapeutic Biologics


"I came in with a separated shoulder for a second opinion. The first dr I saw in the suburbs was a hillbilly, and he didnt want to fix it. Not only was Dr. Coles' staff and office perfectly professional, Dr. Cole put me back together perfect. I am so happy. The staff was always available for questions before and after surgery. Surgery was done at Rush on an outpatient basis and so easy. The rest of the drs at the practice I hear are the best there is around in Chicago."

Judy M. – Wayne, IL – Yelp Review

"He was in the exam room within 60 seconds of my placement there. He asked how I injured my shoulder and he's one of the few people on earth who didn't laugh when I told him "playing foosball" (he smiled, but didn't laugh - yes, it matters!). He said I'm the first foosball injury case he's ever had...coming from the guy who's the team doctor for the Bulls and who is obviously in very high demand, I'm pretty jazzed that I got to throw him a bit of a curve ball. Very personable man, incredibly efficient office, friendly, albeit very busy staff and overall highly impressed with both Dr. Cole and all who contributed toward making my visit quick and pleasant."

Amy W. – Woodstock, IL – Yelp Review

"I'm sure you've already seen his accreditations elsewhere if you're looking for a ortho surgeon. Dr. Cole is an absolute rock star. I had ACL (patella) replacement two weeks ago. I walked out without crutches and never used them. Three other people on my team have undergone similar operations this year without such successful results. Very happy I did my research for my doc."

Ron J. – Chicago, IL – Yelp Review
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