Robert Burger, M.D., a Cincinnati native and LaSalle High School alumnus, graduated Magna cum Laude in 1981 from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Originally a walk-on, Dr. Burger joined the Notre Dame Football team and was a member of the 1977 National Championship Team. Earning a football scholarship, he started at guard on the 1980 Sugar Bowl team and was named First Team Academic All-American, National Scholar-Athlete, and winner of the Dolly Cohen Award as the top scholar athlete in the country. In 2006, Dr. Burger was inducted into the Academic All-American Hall of Fame.
Dr. Burger earned his M.D. in 1985 and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in 1990 from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship in 1991 at the nationally renowned Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Burger is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has an additional certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
Dr. Burger serves as the Head Team Physician and Medical Director for Xavier University Athletics, Orthopaedic Consultant for the Cincinnati Reds, and head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the College of Mount St. Joseph athletics. Additionally, he is Head Team Physician for the Cincinnati Steam and his alma mater, LaSalle High School.
Dr. Robert Burger serves on the advisory boards of LaSalle High School, Greater Cincinnati Right to Life, the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Football Foundation, and the Athenaeum of Ohio. Dr. Burger has been recognized as Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2009 and honored by the Ohio Joint Advisory Board of Sports Medicine as Outstanding Team Physician in 2010. His practice respectfully welcomes both new and established patients with orthopaedic and sports medicine problems.