Meet our Medical Staff

 

  

Kenneth G. Berliner, M.D. In 1988, Kenneth G. Berliner, M.D. graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. in BioChemical Engineering. He obtained his medical degree from Albany Medical College in 1992. He completed his Orthopaedic training from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1997.

Having been trained in both Engineering and Orthopaedics, he decided to apply his engineering problem solving skills to the field of medicine. Even after his extensive education and training, Dr. Berliner has remained very physically active: running, biking the MS-150, ski racing, playing basketball and ultimate. As a result, he is intimately aware of how physical activity can wear on the aging body. Although trained as a surgeon, it is due to his personal experiences that he has actively explored his interest in Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Berliner has maintained a special interest in improving the practice of Orthopaedics. Every day, he is thinking of improved techniques and new ways to apply technology to help with the regeneration of injured tissues.

Although, he believes new technologies and techniques can be used to help regenerate new tissue or repair existing damaged tissues, he also believes there is still a role for traditional treatments, including surgery. However, whenever possible, Dr. Berliner is using the least invasive surgery possible to address the injury.

For over 20 years, he has been successfully practicing as a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon in Houston. During that time, he has become one of the busiest Orthopaedic surgeons in the region and has built an outstanding reputation for his Arthroscopic and Spine Surgeries. When he isn’t working, he is spending his free time with his wife and three daughters. He has also been known to win a poker tournament every now and then.

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Gabriel R Salazar, PA-C is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who specializes in General Orthopedics and Spine. Born and raised in Houston, he completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Houston with studies in Biology and Chemistry. He then earned his Masters of Physician Assistant studies at Alderson Broaddus College in 2009.

Following his training, he has participated and been part of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He is currently certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants. Mr. Salazar is fluent in Spanish.

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Shauna Berliner, D.C. obtained 2 bachelor degrees: one in exercise science from the University of Houston in 2009, the other in human biology from Texas Chiropractic College in 2011. She obtained her D.C. from Texas Chiropractic College in 2014. She has always had an interest in Orthopaedic patients.

After obtaining her license in 2014, she briefly worked for another spine surgeon in Houston. Then, she worked as a certified Airrosti provider from 2014-2016. Her focus is in trying to help her patients recover through a combination of manual therapy, therapy modalities, and active exercise rehabilitation.

She enjoys orange theory, running, basketball, and boxing (she has an undefeated record).

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