Michel J. Berg, M.D.

Michel J. Berg, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 673
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 756-2311
Administrative: (585) 275-8237

Professional Bio

Dr. Michel J. Berg joined the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry faculty in 1993 and is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology . He has a special interest in technology for healthcare. He is involved in projects on enhancing medication adherence with smart medication dispensers, establishing the equivalence of generic anti-epilepsy drugs (AED), automating MRI analysis, seizure prediction from EEG, and the genetics of abnormalities of brain development with a focus on cerebral cavernous malformations. He is the chair of the American Epilepsy Society Task Force on Continuity of Medication Supply which is currently focused on the issue of generic equivalence of anti-epilepsy drugs. He is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Angioma Alliance. He is co-author of the text, 100 Maxims in Clinical Neuroradiology, and has authored and coauthored numerous scientific articles in the above fields.



Dr. Berg received a B.S. in Physics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He obtained his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse. At the University of Rochester, Dr. Berg completed both a residency in Neurology and a fellowship in Epilepsy. Dr. Berg is certified by several medical boards including the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the subspecialty Board of Clinical Neurophysiology; and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology.

Research Bio

Dr Berg is involved in projects on enhancing medication adherence with smart medication dispensers, establishing the equivalence of generic anti-epilepsy drugs (AED), automating MRI analysis, seizure prediction from EEG, and the genetics of abnormalities of brain development with a focus on cerebral cavernous malformations.

Awards & Honors (National)

Fellow American Academy of Neurology | American Academy of Neurology 2009 - Present
American Academy of Neurology 2002 Teacher Recognition Certificate 2002

Awards & Honors (Local)

Neurology Faculty Teaching Award 2008-2009 2009
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award 1999-2000 2000
Volunteer of the Year, Epilepsy Foundation of the Rochester and Syracuse Regions - 1999 1999
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award 1993-1994 1994
Honors in Physics, Thomas Senior Scholarship, Cum Laude 1980
Raymond Hughes Physics Scholarship 1978
Sigma Pi Sigma, Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi 1978 - Present

Recent Journal Articles

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2014 Aug 15
McDonald DA, Shi C, Shenkar R, Gallione CJ, Akers AL, Li S, de Castro N, Berg MJ, Corcoran DL, Awad IA, Marchuk DA. "Lesions from patients with sporadic cerebral cavernous malformations harbor somatic mutations in the CCM genes: evidence for a common biochemical pathway for CCM pathogenesis." Human molecular genetics. 2014 Aug 15; 23(16):4357-70. Epub 2014 Apr 03.
2014 Jul
Privitera M, Welty T, Gidal B, Carlson C, Pollard J, Berg M. "How Do Clinicians Adjust Lamotrigine Doses and Use Lamotrigine Blood Levels?-A Q-PULSE Survey." Epilepsy currents. 2014 Jul; 14(4):218-23.
2013
Meyers CW; Berg MJ. "Benign MRI findings and their pathologic mimics." Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2013; 3: 155-160.
2013
Diaz FJ, Berg MJ, Krebill R, Welty T, Gidal BE, Alloway R, Privitera M. "Random-effects linear modeling and sample size tables for two special crossover designs of average bioequivalence studies: the four-period, two-sequence, two-formulation and six-period, three-sequence, three-formulation designs." Clinical pharmacokinetics. 2013 52(12):1033-43.
2012 Oct 30
Scully MA, Yeaney GA, Compton ML, Berg MJ. "SWAN MRI revealing multiple microhemorrhages secondary to septic emboli from mucormycosis." Neurology. 2012 Oct 30; 79(18):1932-3.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Clinical Neurophysiology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ Cincinnati Coll Medicine1984
BS | Physics | Miami University1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Epilepsy at University of Rochester Medical Center06/92
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center06/90
Internship in Internal Medicine at SUNY Syracuse Office of Graduate Medical Education06/87
Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Syracuse Office of Graduate Medical Education06/87