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Augustus John (A.J.) Rush III, M.D.

Augustus John (A.J.) Rush III, M.D.

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Augustus John (A.J.) Rush, III, M.D. is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at the Texas Back Institute, practicing in Dallas and Irving, Texas. 

Dr. Rush, a native of Dallas, graduated cum laude from Tulane University in New Orleans. He earned his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. 

Dr. Rush completed an orthopedic surgery residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/the University of Miami, where he served as Administrative Chief Resident during his final year. He completed his fellowship training in spine surgery at Midwest Orthopedics/Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He has specialized training in the most up-to-date minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and the use of advanced technology such as augmented reality. 

Dr. Rush has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has lectured at national meetings. His interest in medical education is demonstrated by his reception of the Paff Teaching Award at the University of Miami and the Golden Apple Teaching Award at Rush University.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. He speaks English and Spanish.

Outside of the clinic and operating room, Dr. Rush enjoys spending time with his wife and son, snow skiing, and traveling.

Education

  • 2021 Spinal Surgery Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center
  • 2020 Orthopeadic Surgery Residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital /University of Miami
  • 2015 Doctor of Medicine with Honors, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2010 Bachelor of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University

Awards/Recognition

  • 2021                Golden Apple Award (Teacher of the Year), Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • 2021                International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) Young Surgeon Grant Award, Miami, FL
  • 2020                American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program
  • 2019                Selected to attend American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) McCollister Leadership Forum, San Diego, CA
  • 2016                George Paff Intern Award (Teacher of the Year), Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • 2015                MD with Honors, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • 2015                Medical Student Orthopaedic Surgery Award, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • 2015                Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • 2010                Cum Laude Graduate, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2010                Chi Omega Lambda Molecular Biology Honor Society, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2009                Lurcy Research Grant Recipient, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2007                National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • 2006                Founder’s Scholarship, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

 

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Multiple Locations

  • Irving 6161 N. State Hwy 161 Ste. 328 Irving, TX 75063
  • Dallas 12222 N. Central Expwy Ste. 310 Dallas, TX 75243
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