Robert Burger, M.D. considers himself most blessed to have the privilege of practicing Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery in his home town of Cincinnati. He is a founding member of Beacon Orthopaedics, served as President of Beacon for six years, and was a member of the Executive Committee for Beacon’s first 20 years.
Dr. Burger earned his Medical Degree in 1985 and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in 1990 at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He then completed his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship in 1991 at the nationally renowned Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic, where he worked directly with Dr. Jack Hughston, the first President of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the first editor of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Burger maintains active certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, along with subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Dr. Burger is actively engaged in the field of sports medicine, and he has been the Medical Director and Head Team Physician for Xavier University athletics since 1999. He has also served as Assistant Team Physician and Orthopaedic Consultant for the Cincinnati Reds. Further, Dr. Burger is the Head Orthopaedic Surgeon and Team Physician for Mount Saint Joseph University athletics, along with the Cincinnati Steam. He also proudly serves as the Head Team Physician for his alma mater, LaSalle High School, a position he has held since 1992.
Dr. Burger was honored as the Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2009 and was recognized by the Ohio Joint Advisory Board of Sports Medicine as Outstanding Team Physician in 2010. In addition, he has been recognized nearly every year over the past twenty by his peers as a “Top Physician” in Orthopaedic Surgery by Cincinnati Magazine.