May Featured Editorial Board Member

Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
Managing Partner Emeritus, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Chicago, Illinois


Dr. Bush-Joseph is currently a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, earning both a B.S. with distinction in 1979 and his medical degree in 1983.  Dr. Bush-Joseph completed his internship and his orthopaedic residency at Rush and went on to fellowship training with Frank Noyes, MD, in Cincinnati. He was recruited back to Rush by Dr. Bernard Bach and helped build one of the most prestigious sports medicine programs in the country. He served as Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Head Team Physician of the Chicago White Sox for 16 years. He has authored 110 scientific articles and 25 book chapters.  A Past President of the AOSSM, Dr. Bush-Joseph serves on many corporate boards in including Rush Health, OrthoForum, and the AOSSM Medical Publishing Board.

Selected Published Work

Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Outcomes After Surgical Repair of Complete Proximal Hamstring Ruptures: Does the Tendon Heal? Jaskarndip Chahal, MD, FRCSC, Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, Alex Chow, BS, Anthony Zelazny, MD,Richard C. Mather, 3rd, MD, MPH, Emery C. Lin, MD, Deepti Gupta, BS, Nikhil N. Verma, MD. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012; vol. 40, 10: pp. 2325-2330. First Published August 6, 2012.

Midterm Results of Surgical Treatment for Adult Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Cecilia Pascual-Garrido, MD, Nicole A. Friel, MS, Spencer S. Kirk, Allison G. McNickle, MS, Bernard R. Bach, MD, Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, Nikhil N. Verma, MD, Brian J. Cole, MD. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 37, 1_suppl: pp. 125-130. First Published October 27, 2009.

Effects of Acetabular Rim Trimming on Hip Joint Contact Pressures: How Much Is Too Much? Sanjeev Bhatia, MD, Simon Lee, MD, MPH, Elizabeth Shewman, MS, Richard C. Mather, III, MD, Michael J. Salata, MD, Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, Shane J. Nho, MD, MS. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 43, 9: pp. 2138-2145. First Published July 15, 2015.

Dynamic Function after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Autologous Patellar Tendon. Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD, Debra E. Hurwitz, PhD, Rhohita R. Patel, MS, Yersin Bahrani, Ralph Garretson, MD, Bernard R. Bach, Jr., MD, Thomas P. Andriacchi, PhD. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 29, 1: pp. 36-41. First Published Jan 1, 2001.


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