Richard A. Berger, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. Arthritis
  2. Peripheral artery disease
  3. Peripheral nerve injury
  4. Traumatic injury
  • Wrist and distal radio-ulnar joint disease
  • Distal upper extremity trauma
  • Upper extremity peripheral nerve and vascular disease
  • Upper extremity arthritis
  1. 1990
    Fellow - Hand SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 1989
    Resident - Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  3. 1984
    MDUniversity of Iowa School of Medicine
  4. 1981
    Fellow - ResearchUniversity of Iowa
  5. 1980
    PhD - AnatomyUniversity of Iowa
  6. 1977
    Traineeship - National Institutes of HealthUniversity of Iowa
  7. 1972
    BA - Biology and Natural ScienceMidland Lutheran College

Certifications

  1. 1993
    Hand SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 1992
    Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2006
    Best Poster (Julian Bruner Award): Nerve ending distribution in human radiocarpal ligaments: A fluorescent immunohistochemical study (K Tomita, EJ Berger, RA Berger, K-N An)American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
  2. 2006
    Best Scientific Content in a Poster: Nerve ending distribution in human radiocarpal ligaments: A fluorescent immunohistochemical study (K Tomita, EJ Berger, RA Berger, K-N An)ASSH (Annual Meeting, Washington DC)
  3. 2005
    Best Scientific Content Poster Exhibit Award for: High Definition 3-D Imaging of Mechanoreceptors in Dorsal Radiocarpal Ligament of Humant WristAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  4. 2003
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  5. 2001
    Excellence Teaching RecognitionMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2000
    Teacher of the YearDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery
  7. 1996
    Bunnell Traveling FellowshipAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  8. 1995
    Traveling FellowshipMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  9. 1992
    John J. Fahey Traveling FellowshipAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  10. 1992
    Guest of HonorMicrovascular Technique Course, Buenos Aires
  11. 1990
    Emanuel B. Kaplan AwardAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  12. 1987
    Outstanding Young Alumnus AwardMidland Lutheran College
  13. 1984
    Outstanding Young Men of America AwardAwarding Organization
  14. 1983
    Fulbright ScholarshipUniversity of Leiden
  15. 1982
    I.H. Borts AwardUniversity of Iowa
  16. 1981
    Medical Student Research FellowshipUniversity of Iowa
  17. 1977
    NIH Predoctoral Traineeship, Department of AnatomyUniversity of Iowa
  18. 1972
    President's ScholarshipMidland Lutheran College
  19. 1972
    ScholarshipSkogmo Foundation
  20. 1972
    MemberNational Honor Society of Secondary Schools
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Professional memberships

  1. 2008 - present
    ChairDivision of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  2. 2007 - 2010
    ChairResearch Management Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  3. 2007 - 2010
    MemberFuture in Hand Capital Campaign Advisory Board, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  4. 2007 - 2008
    MemberAssociate Membership Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  5. 2007 - present
    DeanMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  6. 2007 - present
    MemberSociety for Academic Continuing Medical Education
  7. 2006 - 2007
    MemberInternational Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  8. 2006 - present
    ChairContinuing Education Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  9. 2005 - 2009
    ChairHand and Wrist Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  10. 2005 - 2009
    MemberCourses and Meetings Advisory Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  11. 2005 - 2007
    Associate DeanMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  12. 2005 - 2007
    Member2020 Vision Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  13. 2005 - present
    Vice ChairContinuing Education Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  14. 2005 - present
    CoordinatorContinuing Medical Education, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  15. 2005 - present
    MemberContinuing Education Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  16. 2005 - present
    MemberContinuing Education Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  17. 2005 - present
    Founder and Executive DirectorLa Federacion de Organizaciones del Cuidado de Mano de Centro y Norte America/Federation of Central and North American Hand Care Organizations
  18. 2005 - present
    Honorary MemberAsociacion Mexicana de Chirugia de la Mano (Mexican Association for Hand Surgery)
  19. 2005 - present
    MemberAlaskan Orthopedic Society
  20. 2005 - present
    MemberArkansas Society for Surgery of the Hand
  21. 2005 - present
    MemberAlliance for Continuing Medical Education
  22. 2005 - present
    MemberRomanian Society for Surgery of the Hand
  23. 2004 - 2005
    Correspondence MemberRomanian Society for Surgery of the Hand
  24. 2004
    MemberResearch Executive Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  25. 2004
    PresidentAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  26. 2004
    Course ChairDisorders of the Wrist, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  27. 2004
    Course ChairAnatomy and Mechanics of the Wrist, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  28. 2003 - 2004
    MemberFinance Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  29. 2003 - 2004
    MemberAnnual Meeting Commissioner, American Association for Hand Surgery
  30. 2003
    President-ElectAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  31. 2003 - present
    Corresponding MemberJapanese Society for Surgery of the Hand
  32. 2002 - 2004
    MemberYoung Members Forum, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  33. 2002 - 2004
    MemberProfessional Services Team, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  34. 2002
    DirectorHand Fellowship Program, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  35. 2002
    Vice PresidentAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  36. 2002
    MemberMembership Committee, American Association for Hand Surgery
  37. 2002 - present
    Deputy ChairAnatomy and Biomechanics Committee, International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
  38. 2001 - 2004
    MemberBunnell Fellowship Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  39. 2001 - 2003
    CouncilorAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  40. 2001 - 2002
    MemberOn-Line Textbook Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  41. 2001
    Program ChairAnnual Meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  42. 2001
    Course ChairAnatomy and Mechanics of the Wrist, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  43. 2001
    Course ChairDisorders of the Wrist, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  44. 2000 - 2002
    MemberMembership Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  45. 2000
    Program ChairAnnual Meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  46. 2000
    ChairProgram Committee, Annual Meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  47. 2000 - present
    ChairMembership Committee, International Wrist Investigators Workshop
  48. 1999 - 2002
    ChairRegional Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  49. 1999 - 2001
    TreasurerAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  50. 1999
    Program ChairAnnual Meeting, American Association for Hand Surgery
  51. 1998 - 1999
    Clinician CouncilorAmerican Association of Clinical Anatomists
  52. 1998
    Course ChairDisorders of the Wrist, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  53. 1997 - 2005
    MemberAmerican Orthopaedic Association
  54. 1997 - 2002
    MemberSpecialized Course Task Force, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  55. 1997 - 1998
    MemberAnnual Meeting Local Host Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  56. 1996
    MemberRegional Practice Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  57. 1995 - 2003
    MemberRegistry and Device Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  58. 1995 - 2003
    MemberCarroll Hand Club
  59. 1995 - 1998
    MemberInstitutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Committees
  60. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  61. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
  62. 1993 - 1994
    MemberMinor Procedure Room Task Force, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  63. 1993 - 1994
    MemberTask Force on Practice Parameters for Wrist Pain, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  64. 1993 - present
    MemberMinnesota Orthopaedic Society
  65. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Hand Surgery
  66. 1992 - 1994
    MemberResident Advisory Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  67. 1992
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  68. 1992
    MemberResearch Review Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  69. 1992 - present
    MemberOrthopaedic Research Society
  70. 1991 - 2000
    CoordinatorHand Surgery Journal Club, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  71. 1991 - 1994
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  72. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Association of Clinical Anatomists
  73. 1991 - present
    MemberKiros Society for Hand Research
  74. 1991 - present
    MemberMembership Committee, International Wrist Investigators Workshop
  75. 1991 - present
    MemberCommittee on Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Wrist, International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand
  76. 1990 - present
    MemberBiomechanics Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  77. 1990 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  78. 1990 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  79. 1987 - 1989
    MemberDisaster Subcommittee, Hospital Advisory Committee, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  80. 1987
    Team PhysicianWomens Field Hockey, University of Iowa
  81. 1986 - present
    MemberInternational Wrist Investigators Workshop
  82. 1983
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  83. 1982 - 1984
    MemberCommittee on Sports Medicine, Iowa Medical Society
  84. 1982 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  85. 1981 - 1989
    MemberIowa Medical Society
  86. 1980 - 1984
    MemberAmerican Medical Student Association
  87. 1980 - 1981
    Vice PresidentExecutive Council, Iowa Mountaineers, University of Iowa
  88. 1978 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Biomechanics
  89. 1977 - 1979
    PresidentDepartment of Anatomy, University of Iowa
  90. 1976 - 1989
    MemberIowa Academy of Science
  91. 1976 - 1977
    MemberResource Committee, Department of Anatomy, University of Iowa
  92. 1975
    MemberBlue Key National Honor Society
  93.  
    Founding MemberInternational Wrist Investigators Workshop
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Publications

Research activities

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