Richard A. Berkman MD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
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  • 386 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Neurologic Surgery
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    Neurological Surgery
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    Spine, Comprehensive

Locations (4)

Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 23108
Nashville, TN 37204
980 Professional Park Dr., Suite E
Clarksville, TN 37040
300 Steam Plant Road, Suite 420
Gallatin, TN 37066

Programs and Clinics


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  • Doctor of Medicine - New York University, 1987
  • Internship - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1988
  • Research Fellowship - National Institutes of Health, 1992
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1993
  • Fellowship - Emory University, 1994

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery, 1998

Patient Comments

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Wonderful experience
July 17, 2020
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He was very nice, kind, and professional. Easy to talk to, calming, and listened to me about my back issue.
July 16, 2020
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Dr. Berkman has done all my back surgeries and I have had two other family members from out of state see him and have surgeries done, plus another friend and Yes I highly recommend him to anyone that needs surgery.
July 9, 2020
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Received detailed information and care. Great experience.
July 3, 2020
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June 29, 2020
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I sure hope that Vanderbilt know the treasure they have in Dr. Berkman. How many physicians actually take the time to show a patient their MRI and point out exactly what is causing the pain and then spend time discussing each treatment option. His honesty an professionalism and his humor were the deciding factors in my choosing surgery over any other treatment plan. He is a RARE find in this profession!!!
June 24, 2020
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Always listens to what I have to say.
June 15, 2020
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Dr. B_____ spent more than adequate time with insuring the procedure was understood and completed satisfactorily.
June 5, 2020
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Have already recommended Dr Berkman and my friend has already seen him.
May 22, 2020
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