Howard Berger

MD

Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Biography

Our research focuses on methods of screening for gestational diabetes and the impact of visceral adiposity in pregnancy on glycemia and perinatal outcomes. A second research collaboration exists with the Motherisk unit at The Hospital for Sick Children. We have established a placental perfusion lab at St. Michael’s hospital and utilize it to study the placental transport of medications and drugs in a well validated in vitro model.

Recent Publications

  1. Chandrasekaran, N, Yudin, MH, Berger, H. Uterine Diverticulum With Fetal Leg Entrapment: A Case Report. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.04.033. PubMed PMID:28645454 .
  2. Zipori, Y, Haas, J, Berger, H, Barzilay, E. Multifetal pregnancy reduction of triplets to twins compared with non-reduced triplets: a meta-analysis. Reprod. Biomed. Online. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2017.05.012. PubMed PMID:28625760 .
  3. Viguiliouk, E, Park, AL, Berger, H, Geary, MP, Ray, JG. Low Rates of Aspirin Use for the Prevention of Preeclampsia. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.04.040. PubMed PMID:28624446 .
  4. Plumptre, L, Masih, SP, Sohn, KJ, Kim, D, Visentin, CE, Ly, A et al.. Suboptimal maternal and cord plasma pyridoxal 5' phosphate concentrations are uncommon in a cohort of Canadian pregnant women and newborn infants. Matern Child Nutr. 2017; :. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12467. PubMed PMID:28544455 .
  5. Zipori, Y, Haas, J, Berger, H, Barzilay, E. Multifetal reduction of triplets to twins compared with non-reduced twins: a meta-analysis. Reprod. Biomed. Online. 2017; :. doi: 10.1016/j.rbmo.2017.04.001. PubMed PMID:28434652 .
  6. Zipori, Y, Berger, H, Colak, E, Geary, M. Pyogenic liver abscess with atypical microbiology during pregnancy. A case report. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2017;37 (6):827-828. doi: 10.1080/01443615.2017.1306032. PubMed PMID:28395584 .
  7. Ray, JG, De Souza, LR, Park, AL, Connelly, PW, Bujold, E, Berger, H et al.. Preeclampsia and Preterm Birth Associated With Visceral Adiposity in Early Pregnancy. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2017;39 (2):78-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.10.007. PubMed PMID:27998690 .
  8. Berger, H, Gagnon, R, Sermer, M, Basso, M, Bos, H, Brown, RN et al.. Le diabète pendant la grossesse. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2016;38 (7):680-694.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.05.001. PubMed PMID:27591353 .
  9. Berger, H, Gagnon, R, Sermer, M, Basso, M, Bos, H, Brown, RN et al.. Diabetes in Pregnancy. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2016;38 (7):667-679.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.04.002. PubMed PMID:27591352 .
  10. Smy, L, Shaw, K, Amstutz, U, Smith, A, Berger, H, Carleton, B et al.. Hair cortisol as a hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis biomarker in pregnant women with asthma: a retrospective observational study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016;16 (1):176. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-0962-4. PubMed PMID:27440139 PubMed Central PMC4955128.
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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, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto