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 Dr. Bach's Presidential Address of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

The American Journal of Sports Medicine (December 2008 Issue) - Family, Balance, and the Sphere of Influence

Dr. Bach Among Top Orthopedists in the Midwest

Review the Women's Health Magazine 2008 article (November 2008 Issue) -"America's Top Doctors for Women" www.womenshealthmag.com/health/the-best-doctors-in-america

July 2007 - The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine News Release: 

Bernard R. Bach, Jr., M.D. - Installed as AOSSM President

January 11, 2005 (Chicago, IL) - Dr. Bernard R. Bach, Jr., director of the Sports Medicine Division at Rush University Medical Center, has been named the Claude N. Lambert-Susan Thomsen Endowed Chairholder in orthopaedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center.  The Chair was established through the bequest of Helen S. Thomson, who was a patient of Dr. Claude Lambert.  Lambert served Rush for 40 years and was influential in establishing the current Rush orthopaedic department.

Bach is the author or coauthor of nearly 270 scholarly works in orthopaedics, and he is one of fewer than 10 sports medicine physicians in the country to receive an endowed chair. 

He is a member of the Illinois Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame and was recently selected as president of the Herodicus Society, an academic sports medicine society comprised of fewer than 90 surgeons worldwide.  Bach has served on the national Board of Directors for the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, the fundraising arm for orthopaedic research, and currently serves on the board of directors for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine as its treasurer.  He serves on numerous editorial boards, and is the Medical Editor for the Journal of Knee Surgery.  He is director of the Rush Sports Medicine Orthopaedic fellowship, one of the premier postgraduate programs nationally.  Bach initiated the sports program at RUSH in 1986 and he and five other fellowship trained orthopaedic sports and shoulder specialists, along with a primary care sports specialist comprise the “team.”

Bach has served on the Board of Directors for Illinois Special Olympics and was the team physician at Oak Park and River Forest High School for 14 years.  He recently received the “Dr. William Fitzsimmons Award” for contributing to “Healthy People in Healthy Communities” from the Village of Oak Park.  In 2004, he and his sports medicine colleagues in the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush medical practice were appointed team physicians for the Chicago White Sox as well as the Chicago Bulls.

Bach graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati; served his residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program in Boston, and was a fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.


Bach is married with two children.

Check out the first Sports Medicine Fellowship newsletter December-2005