Chicago-Based, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD Inducted as AOSSM President

Newswise — TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – Charles Bush-Joseph, MD will be installed as the 46th president of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017, during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Bush-Joseph graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1983. He did his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL and then completed a fellowship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine under the direction of Dr. Frank Noyes. He is currently a professor at Rush University Medical Center and for 26 years has served as the Associate Director of the Rush Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Bush-Joseph is a respected educator of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing orthopedic surgeons lecturing at numerous national educational meetings. He serves on the editorial board of several national orthopedic journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine. He has authored more than 140 published manuscripts and book chapters. 

Long involved in the care of high school, collegiate, and recreational athletes, Dr. Bush-Joseph is the team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Associate Team Physician for the Chicago Bulls. Dr. Bush-Joseph was elected to the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board and President of the Major League Baseball Team Physician Association in 2012. Dr. Bush-Joseph has been actively involved in AOSSM for many years serving on the Board of Directors, Education, Research, Fellowship Exam and Council of Delegates Committees.

Dr. Bush-Joseph still finds caring for the injured athlete and patient as the most satisfying part of his professional endeavors. He maintains a busy clinical practice performing more than 400 surgeries annually, including over 120 knee ligament (ACL and knee dislocation) surgeries. Although Dr. Bush-Joseph has undergone ACL reconstructions on both knees, he remains active in basketball, skiing, and golf.

He lives near Chicago with his wife Vicky, a retired adoption attorney and enjoys travel and visiting their three adult children.


The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is the premier global organization representing the interests of orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals who provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and levels. We cultivate evidence-based knowledge, provide extensive educational programming, and promote emerging research that advances the science and practice of sports medicine. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids.