Richard D. Berkowitz MD, FAAOS

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Best Orthopedic Surgeon Tamarac
  • About
  • Medical Achievements
  • Affiliations

Dr. Berkowitz has been in practice in Tamarac, Florida for over twenty years and has become a well-known and well-respected surgeon by colleagues in his field. He completed his orthopedic residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and his fellowship training in joint replacement surgery at the world-renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. He is a former Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, is currently board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons and the Florida Orthopedic Association. Dr. Berkowitz’s practice is dedicated solely to adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee with the majority of his patients coming from Broward, northern Miami-Dade and southern Palm Beach counties. He is also the Medical Director of Joint Replacement Surgery at University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac and operates Phoenix Clinical Research, a clinical research facility, which performs clinical trials on innovative treatments which keeps him at the forefront of the research on various conditions that affect his patients.

Dr. Berkowitz performs hundreds of procedures every year, consisting of total hip and knee replacement surgeries as well as complex revisions of failed or infected hip and knee replacements. He uses minimally invasive, computer-navigated, and robotic-assisted techniques in the operating room, all of which help to shorten hospital stays, lessen recovery time, and offer a reduction in pain for patients following surgery.

Operating for over twenty years has given Dr. Berkowitz the experience and confidence that puts patients at ease when they are contemplating surgery; when it comes to joint replacement surgery there are not many things he hasn’t seen. His ability to explain things to his patients in layman’s terms helps them to understand what is involved with joint replacement surgery from beginning to end and helps them become engaged in the process and become active participants in their own recovery.

  • Medical Degree
    Hahnemann University—Philadelphia, PA
  • General Surgery Residency
    Albert Einstein Medical Center—Philadelphia, PA
  • Junior Orthopedic Fellowship
    Boston City Hospital—Boston, MA
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    McGill University, Montreal—Quebec, Canada
  • Joint Arthroplasty Fellowship
    Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic—Inglewood, CA
  • Certifications
    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – Fellow
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada – Past Fellow
    Certified Clinical Research Professional

Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Florida Orthopedic Society
Society of Clinical Research Associates

Hospital Affiliations
Coral Springs Medical Center—Coral Springs, FL – Medical Director, Total Joint Program
University Hospital and Medical Center—Tamarac, FL – Medical Director of Orthopedic Research

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