Richard A. Berkman, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery

Dr. Berkman rejoined our surgical faculty in the Vanderbilt Department of Neurological Surgery on March 1, 2016. His primary responsibility is in the Vanderbilt Spine Center located at One Hundred Oaks as well as two satellite clinics for Vanderbilt Neurosurgery in Pleasant View and Clarksville. Dr. Berkman was formerly Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 1994-1997 where his primary clinical responsibility was spine surgery. He returns to Vanderbilt after serving as Chief of Neurosurgery at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. His clinical interests are in all aspects of spinal surgery, with an emphasis on complex spinal reconstruction.



Memberships, Awards and Honors

 Dr. Berkman received his M.D. degree in 1988 from New York University in New York, NY.

Postgraduate Training:

Dr. Berkman completed his internship and residency training in Neurosurgery between 1988 and 1994 at Vanderbilt University and subsequently completed a two-year Medical Staff Fellowship in Surgical Neurology at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He also completed a Fellowship in Complex Spine at Emory University. Dr. Berkman is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Vanderbilt Spine Center Pleasant View
6536 Highway 41A
Pleasant View, TN 37146
Appointments: (615) 875-5100
Fax: (615) 936-8211

Academic Office
Vanderbilt Neurological Surgery
Village at Vanderbilt
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 4340
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: (615) 322-1883
Fax: (615) 343-6948