Eric Berkman, M.D. Profile

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