Meet Our Team

Richard A. Berger, MD

Assistant Professor Rush University Medical Center

Practice Emphasis:  Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Replacement

Medical School:  Tufts University School of Medicine

Residency:  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA – Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship:  Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL – Joint Replacement

Board Certification:  Orthopaedic Surgery

Special Procedures:  Minimally invasive hip and knee replacement

Research Interests:  Minimally invasive surgery

Curriculum Vitae Clinical Support Staff:

  • Jessica Decker
  • Sheila Sanders
  • Jennifer Russell
  • Lyndsey Johnson
  • Kimberly North


Dr. Berger has pioneered minimally invasive hip and knee replacement

Allowing patients to recover faster with less pain than patients undergoing traditional hip and knee replacement surgery. His surgery is unique because of his advanced techniques which allow him to perform the surgery without cutting any muscle, ligaments or tendons, on the patient.  These advances allow most of Dr. Berger’s patients to walk independently and leave the hospital the same day of surgery. His mechanical engineering background has also helped him to design gender-specific implants that fit and perform better for active patients. Dr. Berger was fellowship trained in adult reconstruction at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Berger also conducts research on hip and knee replacements. As part of his pioneering role in minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Berger has developed specialized instruments and techniques for surgery, as well as knee and hip implants. As the developer, Dr Berger, receives royalties and payments from the manufacturers of these devices. Additional information regarding these manufacturers, devices and instruments will be provided to you upon request.

Dr. Berger’s Experienced and Dedicated Staff

Dr. Berger has office hours at the following location:
Rush University Medical Center, 1611 West Harrison Street.

For an appointment with Dr. Richard Berger please call Liz at (312) 432-2557, or Andrea at (312) 432-2343.

Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement • • 1611 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612 • 312-432-2557