"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead
Mitchel S. Berger
Create your FREE profile now!

Join the discussion with physicians and researchers around the globe - sign up for your free Cureus account today.

About

Dr. Berger's main clinical interests are the treatment of brain tumors in adults and children and of epilepsy related to brain tumors. He has extensive expertise in intraoperative mapping of the brain to identify the sites of motor, sensory, and language function and thereby avoid their involvement or injury during surgery. Dr. Berger is Director of the Adult Hydrocephalus and Shunt Program, and he also practices in the Neuro-Oncology Program and the Radiosurgery Program.



His current research interests involve identifying molecular markers in gliomas as correlates of tumor progression and prognosis. This is done in conjunction with the Molecular Marker Core of the BTRC. He also works in conjunction with Dr. Krys Bankiewicz to test small molecule inhibitors in brain tumors using the drug delivery technique of convection enhanced delivery. He is a co-investigator with Dr. John Park in UCSF's Comprehensive Cancer Center to develop immunoliposome-directed targeted therapy for treating gliomas that express EGF receptors. Other collaborations include functional mapping localization of language pathways in the brain in conjunction with Dr. Robert Knight and the Cognitive Neuroscience Graduate Program at UC Berkeley. Dr. Berger is currently the Principal Investigator of UCSF's SPORE Brain Tumor Program, funded by the National Cancer Institute and NINDS.


Similar Profiles

Pantaleo Romanelli
Pantaleo Romanelli M.D.
Neurological Surgery
9 Publications
Aizik L. Wolf
Aizik L. Wolf M.D., F.A.C.S.
Neurological Surgery
8 Publications
Robert Dodd
Robert Dodd M.D.
Neurological Surgery
7 Publications
Lawrence S. Chin
Lawrence S. Chin M.D., Professor
Neurological Surgery
7 Publications
Yashar Kalani
Yashar Kalani M.D., Ph.D.
Neurological Surgery
6 Publications

ADVERTISEMENT
Publications (1)

Recent article categories: Neurosurgery

Show:
Co-authors (4)
Michael Sughrue
Michael Sughrue M.D.
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

AK

Ari Kane
Family Medicine
1 co-publications

MR

Martin J. Rutkowski
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications

Michael W. McDermott
Michael W. McDermott M.D. Professor
Neurological Surgery
1 co-publications