Associate Professor, Spine Surgery
Dr. Evalina Burger is a South-African trained spine surgeon, specializing in adult deformity and reconstruction. She was the first female spine surgeon to be selected for the prestigious ABC fellowship in 2000. This honor is bestowed biennially on the top 6 orthopedic surgeons in the English speaking world. She relocated to New Orleans in 2001 and joined the University of Colorado Denver in 2006. Dr. Burger has a vast experience in comprehensive spine care including pain management, tumors and infection and is well versed in traumatic conditions of the Spine. She embraces new technology and critically analyzes evidence based outcomes to ensure her patients receive optimal treatment. She has a keen interest in basic science and was nominated for the prestigious Russell-Hibbs award for her research in Metal properties, which has subsequently led to new designs for titanium rods in scoliosis surgery for children and adults. Dr Burger has an international reputation and has spoken and delivered papers at international meetings all over Europe, South-Africa and South-America. Dr Burger has an ongoing interest in metal properties and has recently broadened her research to disc pathology.
Medical Degree: B.Med.Sc, M.B.Ch. B University of the Orange Free State, (RSA) Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pretoria M.Med.(ortho) (RSA)