David J. Berkoff, MD

Professor, Orthopaedics; Adjunct Professor, Exercise and Sports Science; Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

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Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Orthopaedics
6011 Farrington Road
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible


Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About the Provider


  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About David J. Berkoff, MD

Medical School

  • Yeshiva University, Bronx, 1993 - 1997


  • Duke Sports Medicine, 2005 - 2006
  • Area: Primary Care Sports Medicine


  • Beth Israel Medical Center, 1997 - 1998

Residency and Chief Residency

  • Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, 1998 - 2001
  • Area: Emergency Medicine


  • Certificate of Added Qualification-Sports Medicine, Board Certified
  • Emergency Medicine, Board Certified
Research: tendinopathy; orthobiologics; ultrasound; novel treatments; tendon treatment; endurance events, running and cycling-related research; common musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries; finding non-operative methods to treat patients; Procedures: advanced, minimally invasive procedures
Key treatments: non-operative orthopaedics with an interest in active people of all ages and sports medicine (endurance athletes, cyclists, runners, triathletes, team sport athletes, others), musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound evaluations and guided procedures, adipose grafts, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), minimally invasive treatments including Tenex and other novel procedures; Treatment areas: foot (plantar fascia, tendons, bones of the foot, nerve injuries and scar), ankle (all tendons around the ankle and ankle bone, ligament issues), knee (joint including injury and degenerative conditions, surrounding tendons, nerve and ligament issues, post-operative scar), hip (arthritis, labral and tendon), shoulder (rotator cuff, frozen shoulder, joint and bicep tendon issues, other soft tissue dysfunction), elbow (golfers elbow, tennis elbow, tricep and bicep tendon, and joint and nerve entrapments), wrist and hand (bone tendon and ligament dysfunction, nerve such as carpal tunnel); Sports Medicine Institute: creating a collaborative institute that incorporates all aspects of prevention, research and clinical care for active people of all ages

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
* Coverage for certain behavioral health, Medicare and commercial plans as well as TriCare varies across UNC Health entities. Please call prior to your visit to determine coverage.
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