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Michel J. Berg, M.D.

Neurology

Clinical Interests

Epilepsy

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-7500

Administrative: (585) 275-8237

Fax: (585) 756-2311

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Biography

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. 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.

Professional Background

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

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1980
BS | Miami University
Physics

1984
MD | University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/84 - 06/87
Internship in Internal Medicine at SUNY Syracuse Office of Graduate Medical Education

07/84 - 06/87
Residency in Internal Medicine at SUNY Syracuse Office of Graduate Medical Education

07/87 - 06/90
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/90 - 06/92
Fellowship in Epilepsy at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2009 - Present
Fellow American Academy of Neurology
Sponsor: American Academy of Neurology

2009
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award 2008-2009

2002
American Academy of Neurology 2002 Teacher Recognition Certificate

2000
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award 1999-2000

1999
Volunteer of the Year, Epilepsy Foundation of the Rochester and Syracuse Regions - 1999

1994
Neurology Faculty Teaching Award 1993-1994

1980
Honors in Physics, Thomas Senior Scholarship, Cum Laude

1978 - Present
Sigma Pi Sigma, Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi

1978
Raymond Hughes Physics Scholarship

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/7/2017
Jobst BC, Kapur R, Barkley GL, Bazil CW, Berg MJ, Bergey GK, Boggs JG, Cash SS, Cole AJ, Duchowny MS, Duckrow RB, Edwards JC, Eisenschenk S, Fessler AJ, Fountain NB, Geller EB, Goldman AM, Goodman RR, Gross RE, Gwinn RP, Heck C, Herekar AA, Hirsch LJ, King-Stephens D, Labar DR, Marsh WR, Meador KJ, Miller I, Mizrahi EM, Murro AM, Nair DR, Noe KH, Olejniczak PW, Park YD, Rutecki P, Salanova V, Sheth RD, Skidmore C, Smith MC, Spencer DC, Srinivasan S, Tatum W, Van Ness P, Vossler DG, Wharen RE, Worrell GA, Yoshor D, Zimmerman RS, Skarpaas TL, Morrell MJ. "Brain-responsive neurostimulation in patients with medically intractable seizures arising from eloquent and other neocortical areas." Epilepsia.. 2017 Apr 7; Epub 2017 Apr 07.

11/2016
Wychowski T, Hussain A, Tivarus ME, Birbeck GL, Berg MJ, Potchen M. "Qualitative analysis of double inversion recovery MRI in drug-resistant epilepsy." Epilepsy research.. 2016 Nov 0; 127:195-199. Epub 2016 Sep 03.

4/26/2016
French JA, Berg MJ. "The place of generic modified-release formulations for epilepsy: Slow and steady." Neurology.. 2016 Apr 26; 86(17):1572-3. Epub 2016 Mar 25.

Books & Chapters

2015
Chapter Title: Epilepsy
Book Title: Cecils Essentials
Author List: Berg MJ
Edited By: TE Andreoli , CCJ Carpenter, RC Griggs, J Loscalzo
Published By: Saunders2015

2011
Chapter Title: Clinical features and medical management of cavernous malformations
Book Title: Cavernous Malformations of the Nervous System
Author List: Berg MJ and Vay T
Edited By: Daniele Rigamonti
Published By: Cambridge University Press2011

1998
Chapter Title: Current Therapy
Book Title: Clinical Neurology
Author List: Goodman A, Berg MJ, et al
Published By: JB Lippencott Co.1998

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