Dr. Brian Cole graduated in the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in Orthopedics at Hospital For Special Surgery/Cornell Med Center. Moreover, he completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brian Cole is a well-known orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine for knee, shoulder, and elbow . 

Dr. Cole is also the current president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and holds leadership positions in multiple societies in the field of sports medicine. He is the chairman of surgery at Rush Oak Park Hospita and is the head team physician for the CHicago Bulls NBA team, co- team physician for the CHicago White Sox MLB team and DePaul University in Chicago.He has published over 1000 articles and has given numerous national and internal talks on a variety of subjects. In 2009, he was recognized by his colleagues as one of the top 20 sports medicine, knee, and shoulder experts over the past five years and was selected as NBA Team Physician of the Year. Since 2004, he has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" and a "Top Doctor" in Chicagoland since 2003. Also, Dr. Brian Cole is a professor of orthopaedics, anatomy, and cell biology at Rush University Medical Center and an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Moreover, he is the Managing Partner of Midwest Orthopaedics, as well as the Department's Associate Chairman and the Cartilage Research and Restoration Center's Section Head.

Learn more about Dr. Cole at: https://www.briancolemd.com/

Goal of episode: To develop a baseline knowledge on Leadership & Life Lessons.

We cover:

  • Dr Cole’s background
  • Lessons learned from sports growing up
  • Qualities of a good mentor
  • Traits of a leader and steps you can take to become a better leader