THE FACE OF HAND SURGERY
Before medicine, Dr. Berdia had a brief career in the computer industry. He graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt in computer science and helped develop Da Vinci eMAIL which subsequently won PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice in 1987. He also got a master’s degree in computer science from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He discovered, however, that his personal fulfillment required making a significant difference in people’s lives. As such, he went to medical school at University of Chicago. He did his orthopaedic residency at Yale and his hand and upper extremity fellowship in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Berdia specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. He is past-president of the Washington Hand Society and instructs courses to junior surgeons on operative techniques. He is team physician for the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park. He has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, holds multiple patents, and has lectured in hand surgery nationally and internationally.