Dr. Bernard Bach Jr

Orthopedic Surgery
Chicago, IL
41 years experience male

Locations

Midwest Orthopedics at RUSH

Chicago, IL

Address

1611 W. Harrison, Ste. 300, Chicago, IL
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified

Languages spoken

English

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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
May need surgery.: Your knee seems unstable. see a sports medicine knee specialist for an accurate assessment and plan.
A female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical therapy: You should start physical therapy as soon as possible after the injury, to regain motion and strength.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bursitis?: Could be a bursitis, could be a meniscal cyst among other things. See a sports medicine knee specialist for an accurate diagnosis.

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Apr 27, 2014
Super doctor…an absolute leader in the field!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bach Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bach Jr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I will be glad when i have my scope to fix the meniscus tear..hoping it will help the pain and swelling. Thanks ag...Read More
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This saved my life. Thank you. thanks alot doctor..im just 18..n u just saved my life..im so happy now cuz i dont hv to undergo surgery
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks! Had a cortisone shot to see if that would work first, no relief yet, but next step is surgery.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

U Cincinnati College of Medicine
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Harvard combined orthopedic Residency
Completed 1985

Awards

"Cave" Traveling Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hosp. Boston, MA., 1984 "Berg-Sloat" OREF, Traveling Fellowship, 1985 "Resident/Fellow Award", Eastern Orthopedic Association Boca Raton, Oct. 1985 Arthroscopy Journal, First runner-up "Reviewer of the Year", 1993 awarded April 28, 1994. Illinois Athletic Trainers' "Hall of Fame", elected April 1995. "Rotator Cuff Reconstruction-Minimum Two Year Follow Up Results Using Multiple Rating Systems" Hang DW, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA. Presented by Dr. Hang at Surgical Sciences Award Competition. June 6, 1995. RPSLMC Chicago, IL. (Dr. Hang: Recipient of Jorge O. Galante Excellence in Research Award, Finalist Rush Surgical Sciences Award). "Comparison of Outside-In and Inside Out Interference Screw Fixation Failure Characteristics in a Bovine Knee Model", Bryan JM, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Fisher IM, Hsu KY. Presented by Dr. Bryan at Surgical Sciences Award Competition. June 6, 1995. RPSLMC Chicago, IL. (Dr. Bryan: Recipient of Rush Surgical Sciences Award) "Prospective Evaluation of Single Incision Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft Secured in Full Extension—Minimum Two Year Follow Up Evaluation". Levy ME, Bojchuck J, Tradonsky S, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Khan NH: Presented by Dr. Levy. 8th Annual Thesis Day. Rush Medical College. Chicago, IL Fri., June 14, 1996. Recipient of Jorge O. Galante Excellence in Research Award: Co-Winner of Fellows Award "Arthroscopy Assisted ACL Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft Secured in Full Extension—Minimum Five Year Follow Up Evaluation". Tradonsky S, Bojchuck J, Levy ME, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Khan NH: Presented by Dr. Tradonsky. 8th Annual Thesis Day. Rush Medical College. Chicago, IL Fri., June 14, 1996. Recipient of Jorge O. Galante Excellence in Research Award: Co-Winner of Fellows Award Promotion to "Professor", Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Medical College, July 1996. Finalist, 1999 Jack Hughston Award: Awarded to "best manuscript" for Am. J. Sports Med 1998. [Bach BR Jr, Tradonsky S, Bojchuk J, Levy ME, Bush-Joseph CA, Khan NH: Arthroscopically Assisted Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft-Five to Nine Year Follow-Up Evaluation. Am J Sports Med 26(1): 20-29, 1998.] Board of Directors, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 1999-2003. "Revision ACL Reconstruction Using Non-Irradiated Bone-Patellar-Tendon Bone Allograft: Minimum Two Year Follow-up", Bentley CD, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr, Bojchuk J. Presented by Dr. Bentley at 11th Annual RPSLMC Residents' Thesis Day. Chicago, IL May 21, 1999.(Recipient of The Jorge Galante Excellence in Research Award "Coach of the Year"Award given by RUSH Orthopedic Chief Residents, RMC, May 21, 1999. "Special Recognition Award"— AOSSM award for leadership and education and for establishing Herklotz challenge, June 19, 1999. “Outstanding Service Award”, AOSSM,1997 Program Chairman and Committee member 1995-9. “Outstanding Service Award”, AOSSM, Chairman, Membership Committee, 2004-5. “Outstanding Service Award”, AOSSM, Chairman Nominating Committee, 2009-2010. “Award of Merit”, AOSSM, Board of Directors 2001-2005. “Award of Merit”, AOSSM President 2007-8, Board of Directors 2005-2010. Recipient of “Dr. William Fitzsimmons Award” for contributing to "Healthy People in Healthy Communities". Awarded by the Village of Oak Park for service to Oak Park River Forest High School. Oak Park, IL., April 16, 2001. "Contact Pressure in the Patellofemoral Joint: Selection of the Best Osteochondral Donor Site", Garretson R, Katolik L, Bach BR Jr, Verma N, Cole BJ. Presented by Dr. Garretson at OREF Residents' Symposium, University of Chicago, Chicago IL Fri. April6, 2001. Recipient of OREF Third Place Award. "The Effect of Graft Rotation on Graft Length and Initial Graft Strength in a Porcine Model", Verma NN, Noerdlinger MA, Hallab N, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr. Presented by Dr. Noerdlinger at 13th Annual RUSH Residents' and Fellows Thesis Day. Recipient of the Jorge O. Galante M.D. Fellows' Excellence in Research Award. Chicago IL. Friday, June 15, 2001. "Contact Pressure in the Patellofemoral Joint: Selection of the Best Osteochondral Donor Site", Garretson R, Katolik L, Bach BR Jr, Verma N, Cole BJ. Presented by Dr. Garretson at 13th Annual RUSH Residents' and Fellows Thesis Day. Recipient of the Jorge O. Galante M.D. Residents' Excellence in Research Award. Chicago IL. Friday, June 15, 2001. Appointed “Editor-in-Chief”, Journal of Knee Surgery, Slack, INC. Thorofare, NJ Jan. 2003-2009. OREF Residents Award –2nd place awarded to Nik Verma, "Rotation of the Bone Tendon Bone Construct for Graft Tunnel Mismatch in Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction: Initial Biomechanical Failure Characteristics". Verma N, Noerdlinger M, Hallab N, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr., May 2003. Recipient of the “Claude N. Lambert, M.D.-Helen S. Thomson Endowed Chair of Orthopedic Surgery” (June 9, 2004). Recipient of “Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence” by orthopaedic residents 1) June 10, 2005, 2) June 22, 2007. Recipient of Slack ”Resident/Fellows Award” for manuscript: Dennis MJ, Fox JA, Alford JW, Hayden JK, Bach BR Jr: Current Trends in PCL Surgery-A Survey of the Herodicus Membership. J. Knee Surg 17(3): 133-140, 2004. Award given to Dr. Michael Dennis. “Femoral Tunnel Placement in Single Bundle ACL Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study Relating Transtibial Oblique Femoral Tunnel Position to the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundle of the Femoral Origins of the ACL”. Rue, JP, Ghodadra N, Bach BR Jr. Recipient of Jorge Galente Excellence in Research Award-Fellows Award. Presented by Dr. Rue at RUSH University Medical Center Thesis Day, Friday June 22, 2007 Chicago, IL “Determining the Amount of Glenoid Bone Loss in a Clinical Instability Model: Comparison with Traditional “Inverted Pear” Measurement Techniques”, Provencher MT, Detterline AJ IV, Ghodadra N, Verma NN, Bach BR Jr, Romeo AA. Recipient of Jorge Galante Excellence in Research Award-Residents Award. Presented by Dr. Detterline at RUSH University Medical Center Thesis Day, Friday June 22, 2007 Chicago, IL “Soft Tissue Healing in an In Vivo ACL Allograft Model: Comparison to Autograft and Effects of Gamma Irradiation,” for the Young Investigator Grant offered by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Verma N, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr. Presented to Dr. Verma “Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction Using Patellar Tendon Autograft-Hybrid Technique”, Selected as “Award winning” multimedia video presentation for annual AAOS meeting, Feb 2009. Riff A, Rue JP, Bach BR Jr. “Non Member Honorary Membership” National Athletic Trainer’s Association Award (equivalent to NATA Hall of Fame), June 19, 2009 San Antonio, TX Lloyd Taylor Resident Award (Western Orthopaedic Association): Ghodadra N, Provencher M, VanThiel G, Romeo AA, Goldstein J, Shewman E, Bach BR Jr. Optimization of Glenohumeral Forces after Laterjet or Iliac Crest bone Graft Augmentation for Glenoid Bone Loss-Impact of Graft Type and Coracoid Position. Awarded given to Dr. Neil Ghodadra, April 26, 2009. Inaugural Recipient of “AAOS Achievement Award”. One of 275 recipients of 20,000+ membership. Feb 24, 2010. Ghodadra N, Grumet R, Provencher M, Bach BR Jr, Romeo AA: Recurrent Shoulder Instability: Current Concepts for Evaluation and Management of Glenoid Bone Loss. Scientific Exhibit SE #64, Annual Meeting of the AAOS. (AAOS Award winner) New Orleans, LA. March 9-13, 2010. Recipient of “AAOS Achievement Award”, Feb 2011, Feb 2012. RUSH University Medical Center “25 Year Service” Award, May 19, 2011. Jacqueline Perry Resident Research Award: Bony Incorporation of Soft Tissue ACL Grafts in an Animal Model: Autograft vs Allograft with Low Dose Gamma Irradiation. Bhatia, S (resident recipient), Bhatia S, Chubinskaya S, Wang V, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Rodeo S Awarded at AAOS San Francisco CA, Feb 8, 2012 Mather RC III, Hettrich CH, Dunn WR, Bach BR Jr, Spindler KP: Cost Effectiveness of Early Reconstruction Versus Rehabilitation and Delayed Reconstruction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. Annual AAOS Meeting, San Francisco CA Feb 9, 2012. (AAOS Award Winning Poster) Yanke A, Kang R, Mather RM, Bach BR Jr: Biomechanical Comparison of Non Irradiated and Low Dose Irradiated Medial, Lateral and Central One Third Patellar Tendon Grafts. Recipient of Jorge Galante Excellence in Research Award-Residents Award. RUSH University Medical Center Thesis Day, Friday June 15, 2012 Chicago, IL. Recipient of AOSSM George T. Rovere Education Award AOSSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD July 13, 2012. Harris JD, Bach BR Jr et al: Recipient of Jorge Galante Excellence in Research Award-Residents Award. RUSH University Medical Center Thesis Day, Friday June 20, 2013 Chicago, IL. PROFESSIONAL AWARD LISTINGS Recipient of Health Tap “Founding Expert” award, www.healthtap.com; 11/25/2013 Recipient of Health Tap “Top Sports Medicine Specialist in Illinois- 2013” Award, www.healthtap.com. Recipient of Health Tap “Resident Trophy”, Dec 3, 2013. www.healthtap.com Listed in New York Times “Super Doctors” (Chicago Edition) top 5%, Sept 29, 2013. Listed in US News & World Report Top 1% Doctors (online listing in collaboration with Castle Connolly), 2011, 2012, 2013. Listed in Checkbook.org as a “Top Doctor” 2012. Listed in 2012, 2013 Chicago Super Doctors list. www.Superdoctors.com Minneapolis, MN Listed in AVVO (Seattle WA) physician listing 10/10 (superb) 2012 Chicago Magazine as one of the Chicagoland's "Best Doctors", Dec. 1996, Dec. 2000, Dec. 2003, Jan. 2006, Jan. 2008, Jan 2010, Jan 2012 Chicago Magazine: Listed as “Top Sports Docs”, April 2011, pp 48. Who's Who in Executives and Businesses, 1999-2000. How to Find the Best Doctors: Chicago Metropolitan Area, published by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., NY 1999. Strathmore's Who's Who, Strathmore Directories, Westbury, NY, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2004-5, 2005-6. Best Doctors in America, 2000, 2001-02, Aiken, S.C. America's Best Doctors, Castle Connolly Ltd, NY, NY 2001, p. 489. Profiled in "Knee 1.Com Heroes", Nov. 2001. America's Top Doctors, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 Castle Connolly Ltd, NY, NY Top Doctors: Chicago Metro Area, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., NY NY, 2003. America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2003-04, Westbury, NY Listed in Guide to America’s Top Orthopaedists, 2007,2012 The Best Doctors in America—Midwest Region, Naifeh S., Smith GW (eds) Woodward & White, Aiken SC 1996, p. 50. Listed in Chicago Consumers Checkbook, “Outstanding Physicians”, www.checkbook.org, 2(4):17, 2007. “Best Women’s Doctor” award in Women’s Health Journal, Nov. 2008, p 120. Listed in: Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010. Listed in: “Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals” NY, NY 2010. Listed in: “70 of The Best Knee Surgeons in America”, Becker’s Hospital Review-Business and Legal Issues for Health System Leadership, Dec 2010. Listed in: Best Doctors in America: 2011-2012 Listed in: The Global Directory of Who’s Who “Top Doctor” 2011, 2012. Listed in: Us News and World Report-Top MD’s 2011.

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American Orthopedic Society Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association North America, Herodicus Sports Medicine Society, Quigley Sports Medicine Society
The Claude Lambert-Helen Thomsen Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, RUSH University Medical Center
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