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Dr. Michael Bercik is a board eligible orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in both Shoulder & Elbow surgery as well as Orthopaedic Traumatology.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University, Dr. Bercik received his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. There he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Society. Dr. Bercik completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, PA. While there, he was awarded the Mark D. Chilton award for outstanding patient care, as well as the annual Orthopaedic In-training Examination award for achieving the highest score in the residency. He then returned to New Jersey to complete a fellowship in Trauma and Reconstructive surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where he learned the most advanced techniques for treating both acute fractures and post-traumatic complications such as nonunions, malunions, infections and arthritis.

After completing his trauma fellowship, Dr. Bercik completed two international fellowships with a focus on ailments of the shoulder and elbow. At the renowned Centre Orthopédique Santy in France, Dr. Bercik learned under Dr. Gilles Walch, considered by many to be one of the best and most influential shoulder surgeons in the world. He then continued to Melbourne, Australia where he continued his training with Professor Simon Bell at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre and Monash University. These fellowships provided Dr. Bercik with a broad experience that enables him to approach any ailment of the shoulder and elbow with a multitude of options.

Active in research and education, Dr. Bercik has published several peer-reviewed journal articles as well as book chapters. A native of northern New Jersey and the son of an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bercik currently resides in Lancaster with his wife and their dog. In his spare time, he enjoys jogging, spending time with his family and friends, and passionately rooting for the New York Giants.


Sub-Specialty Focus

  • Elbow
  • Shoulder

Surgical Privileges

  • Lancaster General Hospital
  • Ephrata Community Hospital
  • Lancaster Regional Medical Center
  • Heart of Lancaster