ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power Podcasts caught up with Dr. Robert Burger a few years ago at the football symposium held at Beacon Orthopedics West in Cincinnati. In this podcast, Dr. Burger talks about his background and what led him to the foreground of orthopedic surgery, with specialty to sports medicine, in the midwest. He also speaks about the more prevalent injuries found in athletics today and the rehabilitation of those injuries.
Dr Burger was a former Notre Dame Fighting Irish football player who worked himself into the starting line-up on a team that had Joe Montana as their starting quarterback. The hard work that Burger embraced, earned him an opportunity for a National Championship with that squad! Years later, Dr. Burger's son Bobby also made the Notre Dame team, he as a tight end/fullback. Another son, Chris starred at Xavier University in Cincinnati as a Captain of the Musketeer golf team. Meanwhile, another son, Joe Burger, starred at Ohio State Football, also playing for a National Championship in 2014. Later, the 5 time OSU scholar athlete was elected Captain for the 2016 Buckeyes.
Tuesday, Dr. Burger will repair my knee! It's very reassuring having the consummate and well known Cincinnati native handling the arthroscope, especially since he's 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.