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) Research focuses include Diabetes and adiposity in pregnancy, prenatal ultrasound and prenatal screening.


Recent Publications

  1. Ray, JG, Harel, Z, Gilbert, RE, Wald, R, Berger, H, Park, AL et al.. Preconception SGLT2 or DPP4 inhibitor use and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2023;205 :110946. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2023.110946. PubMed PMID:37813164 .
  2. Tharmarajah, S, Guilcher, S, Santhireswaran, A, McCarthy, L, Mahendira, D, Berger, H et al.. Use of administrative claims data in observational studies of antirheumatic medication effects on pregnancy outcomes: a scoping review protocol. JBI Evid Synth. 2023; :. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-23-00039. PubMed PMID:37732935 .
  3. Melamed, N, Okun, N, Huang, T, Mei-Dan, E, Aviram, A, Allen, M et al.. Maternal First-Trimester Alpha-Fetoprotein and Placenta-Mediated Pregnancy Complications. Hypertension. 2023;80 (11):2415-2424. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.123.21568. PubMed PMID:37671572 .
  4. Berezowsky, A, Ardestani, S, Hiersch, L, Shah, BR, Berger, H, Halperin, I et al.. Glycemic control and neonatal outcomes in twin pregnancies with gestational diabetes mellitus. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023;229 (6):682.e1-682.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.06.046. PubMed PMID:37393013 .
  5. Shulman, Y, Shah, BR, Berger, H, Yoon, EW, Helpaerin, I, Mei-Dan, E et al.. Prediction of birthweight and risk of macrosomia in pregnancies complicated by diabetes. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2023;5 (8):101042. doi: 10.1016/j.ajogmf.2023.101042. PubMed PMID:37286100 .
  6. Ho, JSS, Read, SH, Giannakeas, V, Sarma, S, Berger, H, Feig, DS et al.. The association between immigration status and the development of type 2 diabetes in women with a prior diagnosis of gestational diabetes: A population-based study. Diabet Med. 2023;40 (8):e15128. doi: 10.1111/dme.15128. PubMed PMID:37143386 .
  7. Hiersch, L, Berger, H, McDonald, SD, Murray-Davis, B, Abdulaziz, KE, Geary, M et al.. Maternal age and pregnancy outcomes in twin compared with singleton gestations. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2023;162 (2):684-692. doi: 10.1002/ijgo.14724. PubMed PMID:36799535 .
  8. Ruby, E, McDonald, SD, Berger, H, Melamed, N, Li, J, Darling, EK et al.. Exploring patients' perspectives of gestational diabetes mellitus screening and counselling in Ontario: A grounded theory study. Health Expect. 2023;26 (2):827-835. doi: 10.1111/hex.13708. PubMed PMID:36651675 PubMed Central PMC10010101.
  9. Nham, T, Read, SH, Giannakeas, V, Berger, H, Feig, DS, Fleming, K et al.. The association between offspring birthweight and future risk of maternal diabetes: A population-based study. Diabet Med. 2023;40 (2):e14991. doi: 10.1111/dme.14991. PubMed PMID:36281547 .
  10. Murray-Davis, B, Berger, H, Melamed, N, Darling, EK, Syed, M, Guarna, G et al.. A framework for understanding how midwives perceive and provide care management for pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes or hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Midwifery. 2022;115 :103498. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2022.103498. PubMed PMID:36191384 .
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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