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Jeffrey S. Berger, MD

  • Specialties: Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-0855
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Director
Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
World Renowned
Expert on the Role of Platelets and Novel Risk Factors in Heart Disease
Recipient of More Than $15 Million in Research Grants, Including from the National Institutes of Health
Published
More Than 180 Peer-Reviewed Medical Journal Articles

About Me

As a doctor and a physician–scientist, I’m invigorated by all that there’s yet to learn and discover in the fields of cardiology, vascular medicine, and preventive health. Through my research I’m able to constantly challenge myself. I apply my findings to patient care, using them to prevent vascular disease and reverse symptoms for people who have heart disease.

As a researcher, I work to increase our understanding of why some people develop arterial blockages and clots that lead to heart attack and stroke, and others do not. I’m specifically interested in the role platelets, as well as other blood-clotting proteins, play in heart disease, stroke, and vascular disease in the legs, especially for people who don’t have typical risk factors such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

In my work as director of NYU Langone’s Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, I often receive referrals from doctors who are uncertain of the cause of a patient’s heart disease or stroke. Because they do not have typical risk factors for heart disease, their condition presents a bit of a medical mystery. I want to understand everything about these patients, from the scientific information in their lab report to their nutrition, exercise habits, lifestyle, and medical and family history. These conversations, in addition to state-of-the-art risk factor testing performed at our center, are critical to helping identify the cause of their condition and preventing illness.

The future of heart disease prevention is very bright. At the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, we specialize in caring for people at risk for heart disease, including groups of people traditionally overlooked to be at increased risk for heart disease. These include women who had high blood pressure or high blood sugar when pregnant, women with early menopause, people who have rheumatological conditions, and people who previously received cancer treatment. We also work with people who have a strong family history of heart disease, stroke, or blood clot, and those who have related risk factors such as hypertension and elevated blood sugar.

There is great opportunity to help people prevent heart disease, and my goal is to equip patients with the information and treatments needed to take control of their health.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • heart attack
  • thrombosis
  • peripheral vascular disease
  • occlusive vascular disease
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • platelet disorder
  • arteriosclerosis
  • chest pain
  • claudication
  • lipid metabolism
  • metabolic syndrome
  • atherosclerosis
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure disorder
  • cardiac disease in pregnancy
  • prediabetes
  • chronic venous insufficiency
  • coronary heart disease
  • carotid artery disease
  • renal artery stenosis
  • high cholesterol level
  • endothelial dysfunction
  • angina
  • carotid stenosis
  • renal vascular disorder
  • lipid disorder
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • arterial occlusive disease
Treatments
  • antiplatelet therapy

Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
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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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • Empire BCBS Health Plus
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 2
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 3
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 4
    • BCBS Healthplus Medicare
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Child Health Plus NY
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Medicaid Managed Care NY
    • BCBS Healthplus Special Needs
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Care
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Absolute Care FIDA
    • Healthfirst Assured Care
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Complete Care
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan
    • Healthfirst Life Improved Plan
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Metroplus
    • Metroplus Bronze Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Child Health Plus
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 1
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 2
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 3
    • Metroplus Essential Plan 4
    • Metroplus Gold
    • Metroplus Gold Care 2
    • Metroplus Gold Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Medicaid Managed Care
    • Metroplus Medicare
    • Metroplus Medplus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Platinum Plus Plan Exchange
    • Metroplus Silver Plus Plan Exchange
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
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Locations and Appointments

Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

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

Phone

212-263-0855

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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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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Platelet Activity and Vascular Health in System Lupus Erythematosus

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Publications

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