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. Ruby, E, McDonald, SD, Berger, H, Melamed, N, Li, J, Darling, EK et al.. A Social-Ecological Model Exploring Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Screening Practices Among Antenatal Health Care Providers. Health Educ Behav. 2024; :10901981241232651. doi: 10.1177/10901981241232651. PubMed PMID:38406976 .
  2. Melamed, N, Avnon, T, Barrett, J, Fox, N, Rebarber, A, Shah, BR et al.. Gestational diabetes in twin pregnancies-a pathology requiring treatment or a benign physiological adaptation?. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2024; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2024.01.004. PubMed PMID:38218511 .
  3. Aflaki, K, Vigod, SN, Sprague, AE, Cook, J, Berger, H, Aoyama, K et al.. Maternal Deaths Using Coroner's Data: A Latent Class Analysis. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2024;46 (4):102349. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2024.102349. PubMed PMID:38190888 .
  4. Berezowsky, A, Melamed, N, Murray-Davis, B, Ray, J, McDonald, S, Barrett, J et al.. Impact of Antenatal Care Modifications on Gestational Diabetes Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Can J Diabetes. 2024;48 (2):125-132. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2023.12.002. PubMed PMID:38086432 .
  5. 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 .
  6. 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. 2024;22 (1):106-115. doi: 10.11124/JBIES-23-00039. PubMed PMID:37732935 .
  7. 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 .
  8. 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 .
  9. 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 .
  10. 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 .
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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