Robert Berg, M.D. Mason City, IA 1991 Physical Therapy
Tell us about the work you do: I am a radiologist; a doctor who specializes in the interpretation of x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, mammograms and DXA scans. I also supervise and interpret nuclear medicine studies and perform image guided procedures and biopsies.
A source of pride in your life:I have been married for 16 years to my wife, Carrie, and we have four great kids.
Best St. Scholastica memory: I remember how close-knit my PT class became. By the end of the program, we were like a big family.
Significant influences: Our PT class was the first that Jon Nelson, Ph.D. taught. He was absolutely meticulous. The musculoskeletal anatomy class he taught was even more thorough than the one I had in medical school!
Greatest professional moment: I have had numerous patient encounters that have touched me - both as a physical therapist and as a medical doctor. These moments have made the work of professional training worthwhile.
Tell us something interesting about your life: My wife was on the alternate list for my St. Scholastica PT class. She ended up attending the University of Minnesota PT program. We met, courted, and married during our first PT jobs. Who knows how things would have worked out had we been in the same PT class?
Family ties: My brother, Eric Berg, is currently the vice president of Enrollment Management.
Further education: After St. Scholastica, I attended medical school at the University of MN - Duluth. I then did an internship in LaCrosse, WI, a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology, both in Omaha, NE.
Philosophy: There are no limits to what hard work can accomplish.
Impact of the Benedictine values: I developed a lifelong love and appreciation of the love of learning. This has helped me a lot since leaving St. Scholastica.