I feel what makes me unique is that my staff and i give 110 percent to each patient so they feel comfortable to make the right decision for the treatment of their condition. We spend time with each patient, provide videos and literature to address any questions or concerns. I have excellent outcomes after 20 years in private practice in both the conservative and surgical treatment arenas. If I don't feel that i can help a patient with a specific problem that I may not treat, then I will find the right physician to help with the treatment plan. We have over 95 orthopedic surgeons in our group so if I can't help, we will find someone who can.
I feel it's very important that I and my staff give 110% to every patient. We spend time with each patient so they feel comfortable to make the right decision for the treatment of their condition. Undergraduate - University of Texas – AustinEducation B.A. Biology / Psychology1984 Postgraduate - University of TexasEducation Health Science Center – San Antonio M.D. Degree1989 Internships - Training Louisiana State UniversityMedical Center – Shreveport Transitional Internship 7/1/89-6/30/9 Louisiana State UniversityMedical Center – Shreveport Orthopaedic Surgery Internship7/1/90-6/30/91 Residencies Louisiana State UniversityMedical Center – ShreveportOrthopaedic Surgery Residency7/1/91-6/30/95 Fellowships Spine and Trauma FellowshipDr. E. Morscher and Dr. Gachter, Baseland St. Gallen, Switzerland 9/4/95 – 10/31/95 Offices Held and Memberships Foundation Surgical Hospital Governing Board 2008 River Oaks Hospital Orthopaedic Trauma Director 2008 Foundation Surgical HospitalOperating Room Committee 2007 Good Samaritan FoundationBoard of Trustees 2004-2008, 2009-2012 Governing BoardRiver Oaks Surgical Center2000-2008 Governing Board ChairmanRiver Oaks Surgical Center 2002-2003 Orthopaedic Section ChairmanMemorial Hermann Hospital Southwest 2005-2006 Infection Control Committee of theMedical Staff of Memorial Southwest Hospital for the year 1998 Head of Trauma Committee Memorial Southwest Hospital1996-1997, 1998-1999 Memorial Family Practice ProgramVolunteer Faculty Memorial Hermann Southwest Orthopedic Service Line Memorial Hermann Southwest Quality Assessment Committee1997-1998-1999 Patient Satisfaction Committee Memorial Southwest Hospital President, House StaffLouisiana State University Medical Center 1990-1994 Outstanding Resident of the Year Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport 1993 Harry Morris AwardLouisiana Orthopaedic Association Resident Competition October, 1993 14th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference Best Resident Paper Shreveport April, 1995 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