(April 2019) Evalina Burger, MD, an expert spine surgeon and accomplished administrative leader, has been named chair of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, effective Nov. 1, 2018.
Burger, who joined the CU School of Medicine faculty in 2006, is a successful and highly productive surgeon who has been recognized frequently by her peers as one of the best physicians in the country.
In addition to her clinical work, Burger has been an active investigator and educator working to find new metal-alloy compositions to improve orthopedic implants.
She has written more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters.
She also serves on editorial boards of scholarly journals and has co-edited two textbooks on spine surgery.
She has actively participated in FDA clinical trials for spine implants and has received several grants to support her work.
“Through innovation, infrastructure and inclusion, I see the Department of Orthopedics becoming a leader and an integral part of healthcare deliver on a national level,” Burger said.
“With a diverse faculty, I hope to grow the Department into a global destination for healthcare excellence.”