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Posts by Eric M. Berkson, MD


Dr. Eric Berkson uses state-of-the-art arthroscopic techniques and a personal approach to care, accelerating the recovery of shoulder, elbow and knee injuries and restoring the highest levels of activity. 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 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 orthopaedic residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Berkson completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Mass General.

Dr. Berkson is a member of the Mass General Sports Medicine Center and is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is a team physician for the Boston Red Sox and Lowell Spinners 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.

Dr. Berkson is the Founding Director of the MGH Sports Performance Center. The Center integrated state of the art technology with the clinical expertise of Mass General Sports Medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers, biomechanical engineers, therapists, cardiologists, nutritionists and certified strength and conditioning coaches.

Dr. Berkson's current research interests include pitching injuries and studies of shoulder and elbow biomechanics.

Dr. Berkson's Physician Assistant is Megan Lampron, PA-C.

Orthopaedic Care at Mass General

At Mass General, our world-class physicians and surgeons treat the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions throughout the body, from sprains and strains on the athletic field to carpal tunnel syndrome. Our team offers innovative, research-based treatments that range from limb-saving oncological procedures to complex spinal reconstruction.