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. Mirdamadi, K, Kwok, J, Nevo, O, Berger, H, Piquette-Miller, M. Impact of Th-17 Cytokines on the Regulation of Transporters in Human Placental Explants. Pharmaceutics. 2021;13 (6):. doi: 10.3390/pharmaceutics13060881. PubMed PMID:34203644 PubMed Central PMC8232183.
  2. Jegathesan, T, Campbell, DM, Ray, JG, Shah, V, Berger, H, Hayeems, RZ et al.. Transcutaneous versus Total Serum Bilirubin Measurements in Preterm Infants. Neonatology. 2021; :1-11. doi: 10.1159/000516648. PubMed PMID:34139689 .
  3. Hiersch, L, Shah, BR, Berger, H, Geary, M, McDonald, SD, Murray-Davis, B et al.. Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Results in Pregnancy Can Be Used to Individualize the Risk of Future Maternal Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women With Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Care. 2021; :. doi: 10.2337/dc21-0659. PubMed PMID:34131049 .
  4. Shinar, S, Melamed, N, Abdulaziz, KE, Ray, JG, Riddell, C, Barrett, J et al.. Changes in rate of preterm birth and adverse pregnancy outcomes attributed to preeclampsia after introduction of a refined definition of preeclampsia: A population-based study. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2021; :. doi: 10.1111/aogs.14199. PubMed PMID:34043808 .
  5. Lipworth, H, Melamed, N, Berger, H, Geary, M, McDonald, SD, Murray-Davis, B et al.. Maternal weight gain and pregnancy outcomes in twin gestations. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.04.260. PubMed PMID:33984302 .
  6. Ashwal, E, Berger, H, Hiersch, L, Yoon, EW, Zaltz, A, Shah, B et al.. Gestational diabetes and fetal growth in twin compared with singleton pregnancies. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.04.225. PubMed PMID:33872592 .
  7. Pinto, L, Bapat, P, de Lima Moreira, F, Lubetsky, A, de Carvalho Cavalli, R, Berger, H et al.. Chiral Transplacental Pharmacokinetics of Fexofenadine: Impact of P-Glycoprotein Inhibitor Fluoxetine Using the Human Placental Perfusion Model. Pharm Res. 2021;38 (4):647-655. doi: 10.1007/s11095-021-03035-7. PubMed PMID:33825113 .
  8. Ashwal, E, Hiersch, L, Berger, H, Aviram, A, Zaltz, A, Kingdom, J et al.. Pathologic Basis for the Definition of Discordant Growth in Dichorionic Twins. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2021;48 (4):279-287. doi: 10.1159/000514328. PubMed PMID:33780952 .
  9. Read, SH, Rosella, LC, Berger, H, Feig, DS, Fleming, K, Kaul, P et al.. Diabetes after pregnancy: a study protocol for the derivation and validation of a risk prediction model for 5-year risk of diabetes following pregnancy. Diagn Progn Res. 2021;5 (1):5. doi: 10.1186/s41512-021-00095-6. PubMed PMID:33678196 PubMed Central PMC7938478.
  10. Dennis, CL, Marini, F, Dick, JA, Atkinson, S, Barrett, J, Bell, R et al.. Protocol for a randomised trial evaluating a preconception-early childhood telephone-based intervention with tailored e-health resources for women and their partners to optimise growth and development among children in Canada: a Healthy Life Trajectory Initiative (HeLTI Canada). BMJ Open. 2021;11 (2):e046311. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-046311. PubMed PMID:33568380 PubMed Central PMC7878148.
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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