Associate Chief, Multiple Sclerosis Division
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Joseph R. Berger, MD, is Professor and Associate Chief of the Multiple Sclerosis Division in the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Berger is a summa cum laude graduate of the Penn State-Jefferson Premedical-Medical Program and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. He started his neurology training at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and completed his neurology residency at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Neurology. In 1981 he joined the faculty of the University of Miami School of Medicine with appointments in both the Departments of Neurology and Medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Berger was Chairman of Neurology for 18 years and founder and director of the UK MS Clinic. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Neurological Association. Dr. Berger’s research interests include the neurological complications of HIV/AIDS, PML, MS, and other inflammatory disorders of the brain. Dr. Berger has been the recipient of numerous grants to support his research. He has published more than 250 refereed papers, more than 100 chapters, and has edited 4 textbooks. He has been an associate editor for the Journal of NeuroVirology and has served or is serving on several other editorial boards including the journal MS and Related Disorders and Neurology Review.