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Justin M. Karush

Justin M. Karush, DO

  • Rush Copley


Year joined staff:


  • Surgery - Cardiovascular
  • Surgery - Thoracic


  • Independent Practitioner
  • Rush University Medical Center

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO-HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry
  • Great West
  • Healthcares Finest Network
  • Humana
  • Land of Lincoln
  • Multiplan
  • Preferred Care Network
  • United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization


Medical School

New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, New York


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, General Surgery


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, Thoracic Research
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  • Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)
  • American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

Special Practices & Procedures

  • Lung and esophageal cancer
    • Minimally invasive (VATS) lung surgery
    • Minimally invasive (MIE) esophageal surgery
  • GERD or severe reflux/heartburn: tailored approach utilizing endoscopic, robotic and laparoscopic techniques
  • Esophageal (paraesophageal) hernias
  • Achalasia
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome (first rib resections)
  • Hyperhidrosis (VATS sympathectomy)
  • Chest wall deformities (Nuss procedure for pectus excavatum)
  • Diseases of the thymus (myasthenia gravis, thymoma) performed VATS and robotically
  • Mesothelioma
  • Airway/Trachea: tracheal cancer, tracheal stenosis and tracheomalacia

What Patients Are Saying

  • Dr. Karush was excellent!


As an independent physician practitioner, this physician is not an agent or employee of Rush Copley Medical Center, Inc. or any of its affiliated entities. This physician has chosen Rush Copley Medical Center, Inc. or its affiliated facilities as a place to treat and care for his or her patients.

Office Information



Accepted insurance plans are subject to change without notice. Please contact your insurance provider and the doctor's office to verify your coverage.