Bruce Reider, MD

Chicago, USA

Lecture Topic: 

  • ACL Repair in the 21st Century

  • Reviewing a Paper: The Basics; and Getting Your Research Published


Bruce Reider was born in Queens, New York and grew up in the New York metropolitan area. He graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover in 1967, where he ran track. He matriculated to Yale University, where he was active in multiple singing organizations and, in 1971, received an AB degree in English Literature magna cum laude and was elected to ΦΒΚ. After obtaining his MD degree at Harvard Medical School in 1975, he served an internship in general surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Reider completed fellowships under the direction of John Marshall and Russell Warren at H.S.S.; William Clancy, Jr. at the University of Wisconsin; and Werner Mueller at Kantonspital Bruderholz.

Lecture: ACL Primary Repair: Back to the Futuer?


Although ACL reconstruction is now a common procedure, many orthopaedic surgeons have always been attracted to the concept of primary repair of the ligament. Several surgeons published promising results in the 20 th century, only to find that many apparent successes failed by the 5-year follow up. ACLrepair generally fell out of favor. In recent years there has been a renaissance of interest in primary repair. I will review the results of several primary repair methods now being investigated.

Dr. Reider arrived at the University of Chicago in 1981, where he serves as Head Team Physician to the present day. At Chicago, he founded the sports medicine fellowship and was Director of Sports Medicine for many years. In recognition of his devoted care of the varsity athletes of the University of Chicago for over 3 decades, he was awarded the Starkey Duncan Service Award in 2013. In addition to his duties at Chicago, he has served as team physician for several other colleges and high schools in the Chicago area and provided team coverage for wrestling and soccer at the national and professional level. 

Dr. Reider attained the position of Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago in 1997 and now holds the title Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emeritus. He has made 154 national and international presentations; edited 6 text books; and written 23 book chapters, 43 peer-reviewed articles and, at last count, 184 editorials. The AOSSM has honored him with the Young Investigator, Cabaud and Rovere Awards, the 2013 Kennedy Lectureship, and election to the AOSSM Hall of Fame.

Dr. Reider joined the AOSSM in 1984 and has since served on the research, education, traveling fellowship, nominating and program committees. He was AOSSM program chairman from July 1999 to July 2000 and president of the Herodicus Society from 2004 to 2005.  He was a member of the first AOSSM-ESSKA traveling fellowship contingent to Europe in 1986 and Godfather of the 2007 AOSSM-APOSSM delegation to Asia.

Since 2002, Dr. Reider has been Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and, since 2009, Executive Editor of Medical Publishing for the AOSSM. In those capacities he serves on the Medical Publishing Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors (ex officio) of the AOSSM. As Executive Editor, he has helped design and initiate three new journals: Sports Health, A Multidisciplinary Approach, the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), which he also serves as Editor-in-Chief, and the Video Journal of Sports Medicine (VJSM).

Dr. Reider has been married to his wife Trish since 1985 and lives in the city of Chicago. They have two adult children, Carl Eric and Juliana Alexis, who are both software engineers. Carl is married to Dr. Liliana Montoya, a pediatrician.