Richard A. Berkman, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
(615) 875-5100
(615) 936-8211

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 Gallatin 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.  

Dr. Berkman’s clinical interests are in all aspects of spinal surgery, with an emphasis on complex spinal reconstruction.

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.

Administrative Office:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
Village at Vanderbilt, Suite 4340
1500 21st Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37240-7923
Office Phone: 615-322-1883

For Patient Appointments: 

Phone:  (615) 875-5100
Fax: (615) 320-3188

Vanderbilt Spine Center, One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 23108
Nashville, TN 37204

Vanderbilt Neurosurgery at Gallatin
300 Steam Plant Road, Suite 300
Gallatin, TN 37066

Vanderbilt Neurosurgery at Clarksville
980 Professional Park Drive, Suite E
Clarksville, TN 37040