Joseph Berger, MD, Neurology, Philadelphia, PA, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Neurology Philadelphia, PA

Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis

Professor of Neurology and Chief of MS Division Department of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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Education & Training

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health System
    Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health SystemResidency, Neurology, 1978 - 1981
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Georgetown University HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1974 - 1977
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College
    Sidney Kimmel Medical CollegeClass of 1974
  • Pennsylvania State UniversityB.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1972

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2003 - 2009
  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 1995 - 2015
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1980 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1977 - 2022
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Life Time Recognition Award for Extraordinary Talents and Service People to People, Inc, 2012
  • Best Doctors, Neurology U.S. News and World Report, 2011
  • Champion Award National MS Society, 2008
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Treatment and diagnostic accuracy of neurosyphilis at Boston City Hospital's neurological unit, 1930-1979  
    J Neurol Sci, 1/1/2012
  • Isolated Histoplasma capsulatum meningoencephalitis in an immunocompetent child  
    J Child Neurol, 1/1/2012
  • No effect of disease modifying drugs on JC virus expression in multiple sclerosis  
    J Neurovirol, 1/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Substantia nigra depigmetation, Parkinsonism and birth cohort: remote effect of encephalitis lethargic?
    Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, New Orleans, LA, 1/26/2012
  • Substantia nigra depigmentation, Parkinsonism and birth cohort: remote effect of encephalitis lethargic?
    64th American Academy of Neurology, San Diego, CA, 1/26/2012
  • Vedolizumab does not reduce the CD4+:CD8+ ratio in the CSF of healthy volunteers
    7th Annual Congress of European Crohn's and Colitis Organization, Barcelona, Spain, 1/16/2012
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  • Challenges for Chairs in Neurology 
    San Diego, CA - 1/22/2012
  • Disorders of Nerve Roots and Plexi 
    New Orleans, LA - 1/22/2012
  • MS Mimics 
    New Orleans, LA - 1/21/2012
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  • Infectious myelopathies 
    Continuum Spinal Cord, Root and Plexus Disorders
  • Comment on JC virus reactivation with natalizumab 
    J Watch Neurology
  • Chronic Progressive Cervical Myelopathy with HTLV-1 Infection 
    Journal Watch Neurology
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Press Mentions

  • Clinical Challenges: PML in Multiple Sclerosis
    Clinical Challenges: PML in Multiple SclerosisMay 16th, 2019
  • Progressive Clumsiness in a Patient with Prior Hodgkins
    Progressive Clumsiness in a Patient with Prior HodgkinsMarch 16th, 2017
  • Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Associated ALS
    Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Associated ALSSeptember 30th, 2016
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Grant Support

  • JC Virus Expression In The Oropharynx And HIVNational Center For Research Resources2004–2007
  • Predictors Of Haart Responsiveness In HIV DementiaNational Center For Research Resources2004–2006
  • Protective Actions Of Estradiol/Serms On Brain/HivNational Center For Research Resources2005
  • Prosaptide Over 6 Weeks Of Treatment For The Relief Of Neuropathic Pain/Hiv-1National Center For Research Resources2004–2005
  • HIV Neuroprotection WorkshopNational Institute Of Mental Health2004
  • JCV Virus Expression In Oropharynx And HIVNational Institute Of Dental &Craniofacial Research2003–2004
  • MR Predictors Of Response To Haart In HIV DementiaNational Institute On Deafness And Other Communication Disorders2000–2004
  • Neuroscience Of HIV ConferenceNational Institute Of Mental Health2002
  • Phase II Trial Of Memantine For AIDS Dementia Complex (ACTG301)National Center For Research Resources1999–2002
  • Neuroscience Of HIV ConferenceNational Institute Of Mental Health2000
  • Neuroscience Of HIVNational Institute Of Mental Health1997
  • ACTG 243--Phase II Multicenter Study Comparing Antiretroviral TherapyNational Center For Research Resources1997
  • Neurologic Complications Of HIVNational Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke1988–1992

Hospital Affiliations