Eric Berkman, M.D.

About Eric Berkman MD

Dr. Berkman’s patient philosophy is to restore his patient’s freedom of movement and relieve the pain from diseased or degenerated joints. His aim is to get to know his patients and work with them to solve their problems. He offers comprehensive treatment and the utmost care to patients 13 years and older.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Berkman has been in practice since 1996. He specializes in treating various orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. His clinical interests include sports injuries and arthritis of the shoulder and knee. His training has allowed him to specialize in cutting edge treatments of the knee and shoulder. Most treatments are conservative and non-surgical. If conservative treatment fails, he will give personalized surgical care to each patient.

Dr. Eric F. Berkman earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his internship in 1991 and his residency in orthopedic surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1995 where he was named the outstanding resident of the year. He then completed his spine and trauma fellowship in Basel, Switzerland in 1995working with Dr E. Morscher and Dr. Gachter.

The author of a number of medical articles, Dr. Berkman was voted by his peers as one of Houston’s Top Docs for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 by H- Texas Magazine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Society, Houston Orthopaedic Society, Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Association. He currently serves as an associate professor of orthopedics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

Dr. Berkman and his wife have two children. He enjoys playing golf, hunting and fishing in his free time.

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Education

 

2/16/1995 – 2/21/199562ND Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
AAOS
30.50 Credit Hours
1/18/1996 – 1/20/1996“Advances in Total Joint Arthroplasty”
18 Credit Hours
6/22/1996Primary Care Orthopaedics
M.S.W. Hospital
7 Credit Hours
6/27/1996 – 6/29/19961ST Annual Fracture Management
Complications & Solutions
14 Credit Hours
10/7/1996Specialty Grand Rounds
Update on Anticoagulants
M.S.W. Hospital
1 Credit Hours
2/13/199764th AAOS Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
29.50 Credits
8/23/1997Impairment Evaluation Under Texas Workers’ Comp.
Category 1 AMA PRA/ 19 hours
3/19/1998 – 3/23/199865th AAOS Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
26.50 Credits
2/4/1999 – 2/8/199966th AAOS Annual Meeting
Anaheim, CA
28.50 Credits
2/20/1999St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Medical/Legal Issues
Category 1/ 4.00 Credits
3/25/1999The University of Texas-Houston Medical School
Hippocrates/ Managed Care
Houston, Texas
Category 1/1.0 Credit
2/3/2000 – 2/6/2000AAOS
Comprehensive Sports Medicine:
An Athletic Perspective to Treatment, Controversies & Problem Solving, #3544
Category 1 / 23.0 Credits
5/2000Smith Nephew Richards
Course Chairman
Basic Trauma Meeting – OR Personnel
Houston, Texas
1/7/2001North American Hip & Knee Symposium
Smith Nephew Richards
Beaver Creek, CO
1/15/2001EBI Phase II
Course Chairman
National Sales Meeting
Parsippany, NJ
1/31/2001Challenges to Spine Surgery Symposium
Table Instructor
Tampa, FL
2/05/2003AAOS 70th Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA
Category 1 / 28 Credits
11/7/2003The Edward T. Smith Orthopaedic Lectureship:
Problem Fractures and Nonunions
Houston, TX
Category 1 / 8.5 Credits
03/10/2004AAOS 71st Annual Meeting
Category 1 / 28 Credits
11/05/2004The Edward T. Smith Orthopaedic Lectureship
Houston, TX
Category 1 / 6 Credits
06/20/2006ABOS Recertification
Hospital Affiliations

> Memorial Hermann

Teaching Appointments
  • Associate Professor Dept of Orthopedics The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) 2004-present
  • Clinical Instructor Dept. Of Family Practice and Community Medicine September, 1995
  • Course Director and Lab Instructor: Smith & Nephew/Richards, “Current Concepts in Internal Fixation.” Houston, Texas 4/24/99
  • Lab Instructor: EBI, “Challenges to Spine Surgery Symposium”, Cancun, Mexico 4/30/99
Professional Memberships
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Society
  • Houston Orthopaedic Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Houston Shoulder Society
Community Involvement

Dr Eric F Berkman has run a large charity golf tournament for 18 years and fishing tournament for 10 years to raise money for Good Samaritan Foundation (nursing scholarships), Patriot Paws (service dogs for PTSD veterans), Fort Bend Women’s Shelter, Ronald McDonald House, Wounded Warriors Weekend-Port O’Connor, and served with Faith in Practice in Antigua, Guatemala.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Board Certified
Offices Held
  • Good Samaritan Foundation
    Board of Trustees
    2009-2012 
  • Good Samaritan Foundation
    Board of Trustees
    2004-2008
  • Foundation Surgical Hospital
    Governing Board
    2008 
  • River Oaks Hospital
    Orthopaedic Trauma Director
    2008 
  • Foundation Surgical Hospital
    Operating Room Committee
    2007 
  • Governing Board
    River Oaks Surgical Center
    2000-2008 
  • Governing Board Chairman
    River Oaks Surgical Center
    2002-2003 
  • Orthopaedic Section Chairman
    Memorial Hermann Hospital Southwest
    2005-2006 
  • Infection Control Committee of the
    Medical Staff of Memorial Southwest
    Hospital for the year 1998 
  • Head of Trauma Committee
    Memorial Southwest Hospital
    1996-1997, 1998-1999 
  • Memorial Family Practice Program
    Volunteer Faculty
    Memorial Hermann Southwest 
  • Orthopedic Service Line
    Memorial Hermann Southwest 
  • Quality Assessment Committee
    1997-1998-1999 
  • Patient Satisfaction Committee
    Memorial Southwest Hospital 
  • President, House Staff
    Louisiana State University Medical
    Center 1990-1994 
  • Outstanding Resident of the Year
    Louisiana State University Medical Center
    Shreveport
    1993 
  • Harry Morris Award
    Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
    Resident Competition
    October, 1993 
  • 14th Southern Biomedical Engineering
    Conference Best Resident Paper
    Shreveport
    April, 1995
Presentations
  • National
    • Berkman, EF: “The Relationship Between Bone Mineral Density and Burst Fracture Load: A Biomechanical Study.” Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA., February, 1994
    • Berkman, EF: “A Method to Characterize Burst Fractures.” 14th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, Shreveport, April 7-9, 1995
    • Berkman, EF: “A Method to Characterize Burst Fractures.” 1995 American Orthopaedic Association’s 28th Annual Residents’ Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, March 29-April 1, 1995
  • Regional
    • Berkman, EF: “Biomechanical Comparison of Human and Canine Spines.” Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, New Orleans, LA., October, 1993
  • Local
    • Berkman, EF: “Complications of Derotational Osteotomies for Tibial Torsion,” Annual LSUMC Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Weekend, Shreveport, LA., June 1992
    • Berkman, EF: “A Biomechanical Study of Burst Fractures in the Human and Canine Species.” Annual LSUMC Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Weekend, Shreveport, LA., June, 1993
    • Berkman, EF: “Plaster of Paris as a Vehicle for Tobramycin in Osteomyelitis.” Annual LSUMC Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Weekend, Shreveport, LA., June, 1994
Publications
  • E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan and J.A. Albright: Relationship between Bone Mineral Density and Burst Fracture Load: A Biomechanical Study. Transactions of Orthopaedic Research Society, 19 (2):530, 1994
  • E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan and J.A. Albright: A Comparative Biomechanical Evaluation of the Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture in Human and Canine Specimens. Orthopaedic Transactions, J. Bone Joint Surg., 18 (2) : 517, 1994
  • E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan and J.A. Albright: A Method to Characterize Burst Fractures. Proceedings of the 1995 Fourteenth Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, pp 51-52, Apr. 1995
  • E.F. Berkman, R.N. Kruse, D.P. Mukherjee, K.K. Sadasivan, J.A. Albright: A Comparative Biomechanical Evaluation of the Thoracolumbar Burst Fracture in Human and Canine Spines. Submitted for publication
  • E.F. Berkman: The Effect of Unilateral Application of Local Hemostatic Agent in a Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty. Sept. 2005

“Top Doctor” Awards from H Magazine

Undergraduate

  • University of Texas – Austin
    Education B.A. Biology / Psychology
    1984

Postgraduate

  • University of Texas
    Education Health Science Center – San Antonio
    M.D. Degree
    1989

Internships

  • Training Louisiana State University
    Medical Center – Shreveport
    Transitional Internship
    7/1/89-6/30/90
  • Louisiana State University
    Medical Center – Shreveport
    Orthopaedic Surgery Internship
    7/1/90-6/30/91

    Residencies

    • Louisiana State University
      Medical Center – Shreveport
      Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
      7/1/91-6/30/95

    Fellowships

    • Spine and Trauma Fellowship
      Dr. E. Morscher and Dr. Gachter, Basel
      and St. Gallen, Switzerland
      9/4/95 – 10/31/95