Jeffrey S. Berger, MD

  • Specialties: Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-0855

About Me

Conditions and Treatments

heart attack, coronary heart disease, thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), vascular disease occlusive, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), lung embolism, platelet disorders, antiplatelet therapy, ventricular fibrillation, cardiac disease in pregnancy, arteriosclerosis, cerebrovascular disorder, mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart disease, ischemic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ventricular tachycardia (V-tach), aortic valve disease, renal artery stenosis, fainting, abnormal heart rhythms, acute coronary syndrome, mitral regurgitation (MR), renovascular, lipid disorders, heart muscle disease, angina, heart throbbing, lipid metabolism, inflammation of the heart valve, myocardial disease, aortic valve stenosis, chest pain, heart tumor, sarcoidosis, atrial fibrillation, aortic valve insufficiency, high cholesterol level, congestive heart failure (CHF), carotid stenosis, chronic venous insufficiency, prediabetes, heart murmur, rapid heartbeat, ventricular arrhythmia, metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, arterial occlusive disease, mitral valve stenosis, claudication, high blood pressure disorder, myocarditis, slow heartbeat, endothelial dysfunction, carotid artery disease, rheumatic heart disease, an inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, heart failure, obesity
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease), 2008
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Vascular, 2009
  • Fellowship, Duke University Hospital, Cardiology, 2008
  • Residency, Beth Israel Medical Center, Medicine, 2005
  • MD from Tel Aviv University, 2001
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NYULMC Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

530 1st Avenue, HCC, Suite 4F
New York, NY 10016

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Research My Research

Interests

cardiovascular biology

Research Summary

Dr Berger's research primarily focuses on discovering novel mechanisms of heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. He is also interested in 1) the etiology of unexplained thromboembolic (clotting) disease; 2) the clinical and cellular response to antithrombotic agents in cardiovascular disease; and 3) sex differences in the pathophysiology and treatment response of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Berger has a particular interest in the field of platelet and hypercoagulable mechanisms of cardiovascular disease, with research interests that include: (1) the role of platelet activity in patients with different high risk vascular phenotypes, such as cardiac and peripheral atherosclerosis, aneurysmal disease, venous disease, kidney disease, and HIV; (2) regulation of platelet activity during the perioperative period; (3) the clinical and platelet response to antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapeutics; and (4) the study of personalized medicine using the platelet phenotype to guide therapeutics. Dr. Berger has set up a platelet lab to measure platelet activity using various techniques, including whole blood and platelet rich plasma aggregometry, flow cytometry, hematology analysis, and molecular biology using the platelet transcriptome. The overall goal of the lab is to use the platelet phenotype in understanding who is at risk for developing cardiovascular disease and to determine whether modification of the platelet phenotype can ultimately lower the risk of adverse cardiovascular events.

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Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Diabetes Mellitus

    Newman, Jonathan D; Schwartzbard, Arthur Z; Weintraub, Howard S; Goldberg, Ira J; Berger, Jeffrey S Newman, Jonathan D; Schwartzbard, Arthur Z; Weintraub, Howard S; Goldberg, Ira J; Berger, Jeffrey S
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2017 Aug 15. 70 (7): 883-893

  • Lipoprotein(a) screening in patients with controlled traditional risk factors undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

    Weiss, Matthew C; Berger, Jeffrey S; Gianos, Eugenia; Fisher, Edward; Schwartzbard, Arthur; Underberg, James; Weintraub, Howard Weiss, Matthew C; Berger, Jeffrey S; Gianos, Eugenia; Fisher, Edward; Schwartzbard, Arthur; Underberg, James; Weintraub, Howard
    Journal of clinical lipidology. 2017 Jul 22. ?-?

  • Impact of renal function on ischemic stroke and major bleeding rates in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients treated with warfarin or rivaroxaban: a retrospective cohort study using real-world evidence

    Weir, Matthew R; Berger, Jeffrey S; Ashton, Veronica; Laliberte, Francois; Brown, Kip; Lefebvre, Patrick; Schein, Jeffrey Weir, Matthew R; Berger, Jeffrey S; Ashton, Veronica; Laliberte, Francois; Brown, Kip; Lefebvre, Patrick; Schein, Jeffrey
    Current medical research & opinon. 2017 Jul 11. 1-10

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