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Eric M. Berkson, MD

Director, MGH Sports Performance Center

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Berkson is a Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon who uses state-of-the-art arthroscopic techniques and a personal approach to care, accelerating the recovery of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries and restoring the highest levels of activity.

Departments
Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Shoulder, knee and elbow injuries
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
Rotator Cuff repair (shoulder)
Menicus tear / meniscal repair
Cartilage restoration / cartilage repair
Complex knee reconstruction (ACL, PCL, LCL)
Advanced arthroscopic surgery
Labral injuries and shoulder instability (SLAP, Bankart)
Sports injuries
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
Medical Education
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency, Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Berkson received his BA Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University in 1994 and received an MA in Computer Science from Brandeis University in 1995. He graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine with an MD with Honors in June 2000. He completed an internship in general surgery followed by an orthopaedic residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Berkson completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Berkson is a member of the MGH Sports Medicine Service and is an Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has worked as a team physician for the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots and is the Head Team Physician for Wheaton College, Eastern Nazarene College, Foxborough High School and Archbishop Williams High School. Dr. Berkson was recognized in 2005 as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Berkson is the Director of the MGH Sports Performance Center. The Center integrates state of the art technology with the clinical expertise of Mass General Sports Medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers, biomechanical engineers, therapists, cardiologists, nutritionists and certified strength and conditioning coaches. The Center recently was featured recently on the Discovery Channel.

Dr. Berkson specializes in advanced arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee and elbow, and he has completed training in cartilage restoration procedures. His current research interests include pitching injuries and studies of shoulder and elbow biomechanics.

Research

Dr. Berkson's clinical and research interests include treatment of elbow and shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete, complex arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of elbow/shoulder/knee, rotator cuff repairs, and complex knee ligament and meniscus surgery.

Dr. Berkson actively researches clinical outcomes as well as shoulder elbow and knee biomechanics with an emphasis on pitching inuries and recovery. He has a research appointment at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he works with a research team to develop new technology to measure real-world biomechanics.

Dr. Berkson is the Director of the MGH Sports Performance Center, a program integrating state of the art technology with the clinical expertise of MGH Sports Medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers, biomechanists, physical therapists, nutritionists and certified strength and conditioning coaches to critically and scientifically analyze athletic activities and to maximize recovery from injury, prevent injuries, and enhance and optimize performance.

Dr. Berkson was identified as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association and recently was the recipient of the Nicols Foundation Young Researcher Award by the International Society of Arthroscopy.

Sports Medicine Service

Meet some of the members of our Sports Medicine Service.

Life as a Red Sox team physician

The Sports Medicine Service at Massachusetts General Hospital provides comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation to injured recreational, amateur and professional athletes—and non-athletes—at all levels of activity.

MGH opens Sports Performance Center

The Mass General Orthopædics Sports Performance Center, which opened June 4 next to Gillette Stadium at the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place in Foxborough.

Mass General Hospital Opens New Sports Performance Center

This state-of-the-art facility combines the most advanced 3-D biomechanical imaging technology with the clinical expertise of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Phone: 508-718-4035
Phone 2: 508-718-4361
Fax: 508-718-4036

MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-2723

Phone: 508-718-4035
Fax: 617-726-6950

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Phone: 508-718-4035
Phone 2: 508-718-4361
Fax: 508-718-4036

MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114-2723

Phone: 508-718-4035
Fax: 617-726-6950

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