Born in Minneapolis, Dr. Abram Burgher graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science and AOA honors in medical school from the University of Minnesota. He is double board-certified in pain medicine and anesthesia. Dr. Burgher continued to the Mayo Clinic, completing his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain management.
Dr. Burgher is actively involved in clinical research to improve the quality and safety of patient care in those with chronic pain. He believes that the best physicians continue to seek out new opportunities to learn and has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Burgher acted as a co-lead investigator of a human clinical trial with funding supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His current research focus is on the use of implanted pain relief devices to enhance the function of patients suffering from nerve pain and improve the survival rate of patients with various cancers.
Dr. Burgher has provided care to underserved populations in foreign countries, and through these experiences has gained an understanding of the value of the doctor-patient relationship. He has provided health care services in Central America while assisting to develop a small primary care network. He has also offered anesthesia services in a hospital setting in Mexico City to advance his clinical and language skills while helping to develop an educational partnership with Mayo Clinic.
Outside of clinical care, Dr. Burgher's interests include skiing, traveling, diving, cycling, hiking and camping with his wife and dog, and spending time with his family.