Spine surgeon leader to know: Dr. Evalina Burger of University of Colorado Spine Center

Written by Shayna Korol | January 17, 2019 | Print  | Email

Evalina Burger, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

Dr. Burger serves as the orthopedic department chair at Aurora-based University of Colorado School of Medicine. She specializes in complex spinal surgery, adult deformity, spinal tumors and scoliosis and performs disc replacement procedures.

She received her medical degree from the University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and completed her orthopedic residency at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine in South Africa.

Prior to joining the University of Colorado in 2006, Dr. Burger served as an associate professor at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, where she helped establish the first fully-functional orthopedic clinic after Hurricane Katrina.

She is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Society of Lateral Access Surgery and Scoliosis Research Society, among other professional organizations.

Her research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed scientific journals. In her spare time, Dr. Burger enjoys music and hunting.

To nominate a spine surgeon to be featured, please email Shayna Korol at skorol@beckershealthcare.com.

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