Jeffrey S. Berger, MD

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

heart attack, thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease, occlusive vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, lung embolism, platelet disorder, antiplatelet therapy, endothelial dysfunction, chest pain, heart tumor, sarcoidosis, claudication, aortic valve insufficiency, high cholesterol level, congestive heart failure, heart failure, ventricular tachycardia, myocardial disease, aortic valve disease, atrial fibrillation, slow heartbeat, carotid stenosis, coronary heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, prediabetes, arterial occlusive disease, rapid heartbeat, myocarditis, arteriosclerosis, mitral valve prolapse, high blood pressure disorder, ischemic cardiomyopathy, carotid artery disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, renal artery stenosis, heart throbbing, heart disease, lipid metabolism, abnormal heart rhythms, chronic venous insufficiency, renal vascular disorder, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart, heart muscle disease, obesity, cardiac disease in pregnancy, acute coronary syndrome, metabolic syndrome, inflammation of the heart valve, cerebrovascular disorder, fainting, angina, aortic valve stenosis, ventricular fibrillation, heart murmur, mitral regurgitation, ventricular arrhythmia, dilated cardiomyopathy, atherosclerosis, lipid disorder, mitral valve stenosis
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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), 2007
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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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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