Dr. Bernard Bach was one of the first sports medicine orthopedic surgeons in Chicago. In 1986, he pioneered the sports medicine 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.
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.
Dr. Bach was also named among the top 1% orthopedic surgeons nationally in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by U.S. News & World Report.
Even with his busy lifestyle, Dr. Bach makes time for his passions. 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 creating wall art. Some of his work is on display at MOR.
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush offers comprehensive, unparalleled, orthopedic services. The physicians at MOR treat thousands of orthopedic patients each year with problems ranging from the most common to the most complex. MOR’s reputation as a leader in specialized orthopedic patient care, education and research has been recognized by several national journals. U.S. News & World Report ranks the orthopedic program at Rush University Medical Center as one of the top 10 programs in the nation. MOR has several offices in Illinois, including: Rush University Medical Center; Prairie Medical Center, Chicago; Prairie Medical Center, Westchester; Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield; Rush Oak Park Hospital; and is associated with Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. For more information, log on to www.rushortho.com.