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Eric Berkson, MD

Advisory Board Member

About Dr. Berkson

Eric Berkson, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and the medical director of the Center for Sports Performance and Research. 

Dr. Berkson received his BA summa cum laude from Brandeis University and received an MA in computer science from Brandeis University. 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 orthopedic residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Berkson completed a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Berkson is a member of Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a team physician for the Boston Red Sox and is a consultant for the New England Patriots. He is the head team physician for Wheaton College, Eastern Nazarene College, and Archbishop Williams High School. Dr. Berkson was recognized as an “Emerging Leader” by the American Orthopaedic Association.

Clinically, he specializes in the treatment of complex knee ligament and meniscus injuries, revision ACL surgery, cartilage restoration and complex arthroscopic, and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Berkson's current research interests include maximizing return to play and return to performance, pitching injuries and studies of knee, shoulder, and elbow biomechanics.