Dr. Bernard Bach of River Forest was named one of the 2014 Top 28 orthopedic knee surgeons in the country by Orthopedics This Week. The industry publication describes this list as "arguably the finest knee physicians, teachers, investigators and administrators in the country." The information, which helped to select the winners, was obtained via a telephone survey of thought leaders in the field.
Dr. Bach was one of the first sports medicine orthopedic surgeons in Chicago. In 1986, he pioneered the sports medicine (http://www.rushortho.com/sports_medicine.cfm) program for Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), today one of the nation's most well-respected programs. Dr. Bach is a knee and shoulder orthopedic surgeon and Director of Sports Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. He is also team physician for the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls.
Even with his busy lifestyle, Dr. Bach makes time for his hobby, creating art. In the evenings and on weekends, when he isn't spending time with his family, he is in his personal workshop, creating works of art. His artistic talents include woodworking, woodcarving, glassblowing and designing wall prints. Some of his work is on display at the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush clinic, 1611 Harrison St. in Chicago.
Dr. Bach serves on numerous national sports committees and editorial boards and is an educator and mentor for residents and fellows. He has been president for several organizations, including the Quigley and Herodicus Sports Medicine Societies and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also served on boards for the Illinois Special Olympics and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. He has authored more than 700 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters, was the editor for the Journal of Knee Surgery and is on the editorial board for Orthopaedics Today.
He was also named among the top one percent of orthopedic surgeons nationally in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by U.S. News & World Report.