Dr. Berkoff received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and completed his medical training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY in 1997.
He completed an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical center in New York, and a residency in Emergency Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.
Key Treatments Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK) evaluations and guided procedures, adipose grafts, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP), Tenex and other novel minimally invasive procedures Treatment Areas Foot (plantar fascia, bones of the foot, nerve injuries and scar) Ankle (all tendons around the ankle and ankle bone and ligament issues) Knee (joint and surrounding tendon, nerve and ligament issues) Hip (arthritis and labral and tendon) Shoulder (rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, joint and bicep tendon issues and other soft tissue dysfunction) Elbow (golfers elbow, tennis elbow, tricep and bicep tendon as well as joint and nerve entrapments) Wrist and Hand (bone tendon and ligament dysfunction as well as nerve such as carpal tunnel.
Research Tendinopathy Tendon research and clinical excellence; Endurance events, running and cycling-related research; Common musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries; Finding non-operative methods to treat patients. Dr. Berkoff worked for 2 years in the private community as an ED physician in New York and was the medical director for the New York Triathlon Club. While in New York he owned a private business doing bicycle fitting, performance testing and custom bike designing. In 2001 Dr. Berkoff moved to Chapel Hill and began working at Duke and completed his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Duke. He came to UNC in 2011.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Berkoff’s clinical interests are non-operative orthopedics with a focus
on soccer athletes, cyclists, runners, triathletes, platelet rich plasma
treatments, and MSK ultrasound. He also has interest in endurance and
cycling related research and bike fitting.