April 2023 Featured Author

Brian Cole, MD, MBA
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL, USA

Prospective Randomized Trial of Biologic Augmentation With Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Cole discuss his article published in AJSM.


Dr. Brian Cole is an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and a Professor of Orthopaedics, Anatomy, and Cell Biology at Rush University Medical Center. He is additionally Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics, the Department’s Associate Chairman and the Section Head of the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center, Chairman of Surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospital, and leads the Rush Orthopaedic Master’s Program.

He received an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, completed his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery at Cornell Medical Center, and a Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. His professional career outside of academia includes serving as team physician for the Chicago Bulls, co-team physician for the Chicago White Sox, and a team physician for the Chicago Dogs, Chicago Red Stars, DePaul University, and Chicago Joffrey Ballet. 

Dr. Cole’s research interests include Cartilage Restoration, OrthoBiologics, and minimally invasive surgical techniques for the treatment of the knee, elbow, and shoulder. He has published more than 1,000 articles and 20 textbooks on orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, has lectured nationally and internationally on more than 2,000 occasions, and has appeared as an expert on several TV documentaries.

Selected Other Published Work

Cole BJ, Kaiser JT, Wagner KR, Sivasundaram L, Otte SR, Tauro TM, White GM, Ralls ML, Yanke AB, Forsythe B, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Prospective Randomized Trial of Biologic Augmentation With Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2023 Apr;51(5):1234-1242. doi:10.1177/03635465231154601

Evuarherhe A, Condron NB, Knapik DM, Haunschild ED, Gilat R, Huddleston HP, Kaiser JT, Parvaresh KC, Wagner KR, Chubinskaya S, Yanke AB, Cole BJ. Effect of Mechanical Mincing on Minimally Manipulated Articular Cartilage for Surgical Transplantation. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jun. doi:10.1177/03635465221101004 

Forsythe B, Berlinberg EJ, Diaz CC, Korrapati A, Agarwalla A, Patel HH, Cole BJ, Cvetanovich GL, Yanke AB, Romeo AA, Verma NN. No Difference in Clinical Outcomes for Arthroscopic Suprapectoral Versus Open Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis at Midterm Follow-up: A Randomized Prospective Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2022 May;50(6):1486-1494. doi:10.1177/03635465221084731. PMID: 35507468.

Tambiah JRS, Simsek I, Swearingen CJ, Kennedy S, Cole BJ, McAlindon TE, Yazici Y. Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes From Sham and Saline-Based Placebo Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis: Data From a Randomized Clinical Trial of Lorecivivint. Am J Sports Med. 2022;50(3):630-636. doi:10.1177/03635465211067201. PMID: 35005990. 

Singh H, Knapik DM, Polce EM, Eikani CK, Bjornstad AH, Gursoy S, Perry AK, Westrick JC, Yanke AB, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Chahla JA. Relative Efficacy of Intra-articular Injections in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Aug 17:3635465211029659. doi: 10.1177/03635465211029659. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34403285. 

Gilat R, Haunschild ED, Lavoie-Gagne OZ, Tauro TM, Knapik DM, Fu MC, Cole BJ. Outcomes of the Latarjet Procedure Versus Free Bone Block Procedures for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar;49(3):805-816. doi: 10.1177/0363546520925833.

Gilat R, Haunschild ED, Huddleston HP, Tauro TM, Patel S, Wolfson TS, Parvaresh KC, 
 Yanke AB, Cole BJ. Osteochondral Allograft Transplant for Focal Cartilage Defects of the Femoral Condyles: Clinically Significant Outcomes, Failures, and Survival at a Minimum 5-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jan. 49(2):467–475. doi: 10.1177/0363546520980087. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33428427  

Huddleston HP, Urita A, Cregar WM, Wolfson TM, Cole BJ, Inoue N, Yanke AB. Overlapping Allografts Provide Superior and More Reliable Surface Topography Matching Than Oblong Allografts: A Computer-Simulated Model Study. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Apr 8:3635465211003074. doi: 10.1177/03635465211003074. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33831318. 

Haunschild ED, Gilat R, Fu MC, Tauro T, Huddleston HP, Yanke AB, Forsythe B, Verma NN, Cole BJ. Establishing the Minimal Clinically Important Difference, Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State, and Substantial Clinical Benefit of the PROMIS Upper Extremity Questionnaire After Rotator Cuff Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Oct 26:363546520964957. doi: 10.1177/0363546520964957. PMID: 33104397. 

Chahal J, Lansdown DA, Davey A, Davis A, Cole BJ. The Clinically Important Difference and Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State for Commonly Used Patient-Reported Outcomes After Knee Cartilage Repair. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Nov;49(1).doi10.1177/0363546520969883

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