Biography

Dr. Howard Berger leads the division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Ultrasound at St. Michael’s Hospital and is a Professor in the University of Toronto Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He is PI of the Diabetes, Obesity and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network (DOH-Net) http://doh-net.ca/. Research focuses include Diabetes and adiposity in pregnancy, prenatal ultrasound and prenatal screening.

 

Recent Publications

  1. Hiersch, L, Shah, BR, Berger, H, Geary, M, McDonald, SD, Murray-Davis, B et al.. Screening Accuracy of the 50 g-Glucose Challenge Test in Twin Compared With Singleton Pregnancies. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022;107 (10):2854-2864. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgac472. PubMed PMID:35931097 .
  2. Naeh, A, Berezowsky, A, Yaniv, SS, Berger, H, Agrawal, S, Ray, JG et al.. Persistence of abnormal uterine artery flow postpartum: Case-control study. Pregnancy Hypertens. 2022;29 :21-22. doi: 10.1016/j.preghy.2022.05.010. PubMed PMID:35660511 .
  3. Hiersch, L, Shah, BR, Berger, H, Geary, M, McDonald, SD, Murray-Davis, B et al.. The prognostic value of the oral glucose tolerance test for future type-2 diabetes in nulliparous pregnant women testing negative for gestational diabetes. Diabetes Metab. 2022;48 (5):101364. doi: 10.1016/j.diabet.2022.101364. PubMed PMID:35659623 .
  4. Jegathesan, T, Ray, JG, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Campbell, DM, Shah, V, Berger, H et al.. Pre-phototherapy total serum bilirubin levels in extremely preterm infants. Pediatr Res. 2022; :. doi: 10.1038/s41390-022-02065-0. PubMed PMID:35523883 .
  5. Ganor Paz, Y, Barzilay, E, Saied Idriss, S, Murray-Davis, B, Melamed, N, Ray, J et al.. Association of the Cerebro-Placental Ratio with Adverse Outcomes in Pregnancies Affected by Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. J Ultrasound Med. 2022; :. doi: 10.1002/jum.15961. PubMed PMID:35174894 .
  6. Yamamoto, JM, Donovan, LE, Feig, DS, Berger, H. Temporary Alternative Screening Strategy for Gestational Diabetes Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic-The Need for a Middle Ground. Can J Diabetes. 2022;46 (2):204-206. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2021.08.008. PubMed PMID:35115249 PubMed Central PMC8393494.
  7. Ray, JG, Abdulaziz, KE, Berger, H, DOH-NET (Diabetes, Obesity, and Hypertension in Pregnancy Research Network). Aspirin Use for Preeclampsia Prevention Among Women With Prepregnancy Diabetes, Obesity, and Hypertension. JAMA. 2022;327 (4):388-390. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.22749. PubMed PMID:35076678 PubMed Central PMC8790661.
  8. Murray-Davis, B, Darling, EK, Berger, H, Melamed, N, Li, J, Guarna, G et al.. Midwives perceptions of managing pregnancies complicated by obesity: A mixed methods study. Midwifery. 2022;105 :103225. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103225. PubMed PMID:34915446 .
  9. Butler, EA, Cohen, E, Berger, H, Ray, JG. Change in Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index in Relation to the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2022;44 (2):131-132. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2021.09.014. PubMed PMID:34750062 PubMed Central PMC8570432.
  10. Jegathesan, T, Ray, JG, Bhutani, VK, Keown-Stoneman, CDG, Campbell, DM, Shah, V et al.. Hour-Specific Total Serum Bilirubin Percentiles for Infants Born at 29-35 Weeks' Gestation. Neonatology. 2021;118 (6):710-719. doi: 10.1159/000519496. PubMed PMID:34710869 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Head, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetric Ultrasound, Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Deputy Chief, Obstetrics, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Program Director: Advanced High Risk Obstetrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, St. Michael’s Hospital and University of Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto