Dr. Bertram has enjoyed working as a specialist to treat spine, nerve, joint, and muscle disorders and injuries for over 25 years. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine Subspecialty, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has special interests in minimally invasive spine interventions/surgeries for long-term control of pain resulting from disc herniations, osteoporotic spine fractures, arthritic spine and limb pain, and nerve pain syndromes.
After receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Medical Degrees at Loyola University of Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Bertram accomplished specialty training at Northwestern University’s Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, rated the #1 rehabilitation hospital by US News since 1991. In addition to receiving awards for excellence in medical research, he is published in respected surgical, electrodiagnostic, pain medicine, and rehabilitation journals, including landmark studies to accurately identify patients with complex regional pain syndrome. After residency, he served honorably in the US Air Force as Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Wright Patterson Medical Center and reached the rank of Major, also teaching Wright State University medical students during that time. He then founded Springfield Spine & Sport, working there for over 2 decades, raising a family and assisting The Ohio State University as an Attending Staff Physician of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, lecturing and providing specialty instruction on injury management and interventional procedures. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Dr. Bertram is on the constant lookout for advancements in the treatment of painful disorders and works exhaustively to diagnose and treat them without the use of chronic daily opiates. He complements the multifaceted services of Utah Orthopaedics, restoring patients to function as safely and quickly as possible. He lives in Huntsville, where he enjoys hiking, 4 seasons of skiing, trail riding, and crewing for his wife’s endurance horse events.