Eric Berkman, M.D.


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


  • University of Texas
    Education Health Science Center – San Antonio
    M.D. Degree
  • Internships
    • Training Louisiana State University
      Medical Center – Shreveport
      Transitional Internship

    • Louisiana State University
      Medical Center – Shreveport
      Orthopaedic Surgery Internship

  • Residencies
    • Louisiana State University
      Medical Center – Shreveport
      Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

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


2/16/1995 – 2/21/1995 62ND Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
30.50 Credit Hours
1/18/1996 – 1/20/1996 “Advances in Total Joint Arthroplasty”
18 Credit Hours
6/22/1996 Primary Care Orthopaedics
M.S.W. Hospital
7 Credit Hours
6/27/1996 – 6/29/1996 1ST Annual Fracture Management
Complications & Solutions
14 Credit Hours
10/7/1996 Specialty Grand Rounds
Update on Anticoagulants
M.S.W. Hospital
1 Credit Hours
2/13/1997 64th AAOS Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
29.50 Credits
8/23/1997 Impairment Evaluation Under Texas Workers’ Comp.
Category 1 AMA PRA/ 19 hours
3/19/1998 – 3/23/1998 65th AAOS Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
26.50 Credits
2/4/1999 – 2/8/1999 66th AAOS Annual Meeting
Anaheim, CA
28.50 Credits
2/20/1999 St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
Medical/Legal Issues
Category 1/ 4.00 Credits
3/25/1999 The University of Texas-Houston Medical School
Hippocrates/ Managed Care
Houston, Texas
Category 1/1.0 Credit
2/3/2000 – 2/6/2000 AAOS
Comprehensive Sports Medicine:
An Athletic Perspective to Treatment, Controversies & Problem Solving, #3544
Category 1 / 23.0 Credits
5/2000 Smith Nephew Richards
Course Chairman
Basic Trauma Meeting – OR Personnel
Houston, Texas
1/7/2001 North American Hip & Knee Symposium
Smith Nephew Richards
Beaver Creek, CO
1/15/2001 EBI Phase II
Course Chairman
National Sales Meeting
Parsippany, NJ
1/31/2001 Challenges to Spine Surgery Symposium
Table Instructor
Tampa, FL
2/05/2003 AAOS 70th Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA
Category 1 / 28 Credits
11/7/2003 The Edward T. Smith Orthopaedic Lectureship:
Problem Fractures and Nonunions
Houston, TX
Category 1 / 8.5 Credits
03/10/2004 AAOS 71st Annual Meeting
Category 1 / 28 Credits
11/05/2004 The Edward T. Smith Orthopaedic Lectureship
Houston, TX
Category 1 / 6 Credits
06/20/2006 ABOS Recertification


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