Dr. Richard Berger Accepts 2020 Washington Award Nomination 


With a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, a Residency of Pittsburgh, PA and a Fellowship from Rush University Medical Center, Dr. RICHARD A. BERGER, has extensive knowledge in the human body and the mechanics behind it.  Pioneering a minimally invasive hip and knee joint replacement, patients report a faster recovery with less pain than patients undergoing traditional hip and knee replacements.  Dr. Berger's approach is considered truly unique and highly effective due to his advanced techniques which allow him to perform the surgery without cutting any muscle, ligaments or tendons.  Noted as being the first surgeon to perform over 11,000 outpatient joint replacements, Dr. Berger is putting a new outcome on the way of orthopedic care.  These advances allow most of Dr. Berger's patients to walk independently and leave the hospital the same day of surgery.  Utilizing his mechanical engineering background, he has helped design gender-specific implants that fit and perform better for active patients. 


About theWashington Award

The prestigious Washington Award is conferred upon an engineer(s) whose professional attainments have preeminently advanced the welfare of human kind. Each year, during Engineers Week, presentation of the award is made at a joint banquet of the members and guests of the Western Society of Engineers; the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers; American Society of Civil Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; National Society of Professional Engineers; and the American Nuclear Society.
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2020 Chicagoland Engineering Awards Benefit


February 28, 2020


South Ballroom of Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont

5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Featuring the 102nd presentation of the Washington Award.



Future Engineers

In addition to the presentation of the Washington Award, nearly 100 pre-college students will be recognized for their success in regional STEM competitions.


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