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Joseph Robert Berger

Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Division, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street
3 W Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-349-8304
Fax: 215-349-5579
Education:
B.S.
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1972.
M.D. (Medicine)
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974.
Post-Graduate Training
Medicine Intern, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1974-1975.
Internal Medicine Residency, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1975-1977.
Neurology Residency, Hadassah Hospital, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 1977-1978.
Neurology Residency, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 1978-1981.
Certifications
National Board of Medical Examiners Licensure, July 1, 1975; #138818, 1975.
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1977; #59535, 1977.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1983; #037298, 1983.
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Selected Publications

Berger JR: Functional improvement and symptom management in multiple sclerosis: clinical efficacy of current therapies. Amer J Managed Care 17: S146-S153, 2011.

Berger JR, Pocoski J, Preblick R, Boklage S: Fatigue heralding multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 11: 1526-1532, Oct 19 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1177/1352458513477924. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

Berger JR, Aksamit AAJ, Clifford DB, Davis L, Koralnik IJ, Sejvar JJ, Bartt R, Major EO, Nath A: PML diagnostic criteria: Consensus statement from the AAN neuroinfectious disease section. Neurology 80(15): 1430-1438, 2013.

Berger Joseph R, Houff Sidney A, Gurwell Julie, Vega Nubia, Miller Craig S, Danaher Robert J: JC virus antibody status underestimates infection rates. Annals of neurology 74(1): 84-90, Jul 2013.

Berger JR, Khalili K: The pathogenesis of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Discovery Medicine 12: 495-507, 2011.

Patterson D, Vilensky JA, Robertson WM, Berger JR: Treatment and diagnostic accuracy of neurosyphilis at Boston City Hospital‟s neurological unit, 1930-1979. J Neurol Sci 314: 1-4. 2012.

Nath Avindra, Berger Joseph R: Complications of immunosuppressive/immunomodulatory therapy in neurological diseases. Current treatment options in neurology 14(3): 241-55, Jun 2012.

Hack N, Jicha GA, Abel A, Dean D, Vitek JL, Berger JR: Substantia nigra depigmentation, Parkinsonism and birth cohort: remote effect of encephalitis lethargic? Ann Neurol 72(6): 912-917, 2012.

Berger JR, Nath A: Neurologic Complications of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection. (Chapt 402). Goldman‟s Textbook of Internal Medicine, 24th Edition. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. In Goldman L, Schafer AI (eds) (eds.). Page: 2218-2222, 2012.

Berger JR, Choi D, Kaminski HJ, Gordon MF, Hurko O, D’Cruz ON, Pleasure S, Feldman E: The importance and hurdles to drug discovery for neurological disease. Ann Neurol 74(3): 441-446, 2013.

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