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Joseph R. Berger, MD

Joseph R. Berger, MD Physician

Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Hebrew

Dr. Berger is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1977
  • Neurology, 1983

Clinical Expertise:

  • Encephalopathy
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neurovirology

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Neurology

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Residency: Jackson Health System - Jackson Memorial

Memberships

Adcetris Millenium Pharmaceutical Inc., University of Pennsylvania, National Alpha Omega Alpha, National American Academy of Neurology, National Bayer/Schering/Berlex, Multiple Sclerosis, National Columbian Neurological Association, Honorary Member, National International Society of NeuroVirology, International PML Adjudication Committee for AMG181, Amgen, National PML Adjudication Committee for Vedolizumab, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Berger is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

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 : 1526-1532,2013.

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): 84-90,2013.

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): 241-55,2012.

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. : 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.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Neurology
3400 Spruce Street
3 W Gates

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 349-8304
Fax: (215) 349-5579
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)