Abram Burgher, M.D.
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Dr. Abram Burgher received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Minnesota, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor of science and with AOA honors in medical school. He went on to complete residency in Anesthesiology and a fellowship in Pain Management at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Burgher believes strongly that good doctors continue to seek out new opportunities to learn even after advanced training and that the best teachers are patients. Dr. Burgher is actively involved in clinical research to improve safety and quality of care for patients with chronic non-cancer pain or cancer pain. He has been the lead author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and a co-lead investigator of a human clinical trial funded through support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Burgher’s current main research interests are focused on investigating the use of implanted pain therapy devices to improve function of patients with nerve pain and survival of patients with certain cancers. Having provided care to underserved populations in foreign countries, Dr. Burgher understands the value of the doctor-patient relationship. He has delivered health care in Central America while assisting a non-governmental organization based in the United States to develop a small primary care network. He has also provided anesthesia at a major hospital in Mexico City to further his clinical skills, learn the culture and language and help develop an educational partnership with Mayo Clinic.