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. 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. 2021;105 :103225. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2021.103225. PubMed PMID:34915446 .
  2. Butler, EA, Cohen, E, Berger, H, Ray, JG. Change in Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index in Relation to COVID-19 Pandemic. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2021.09.014. PubMed PMID:34750062 PubMed Central PMC8570432.
  3. 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 .
  4. Naeh, A, Berezowsky, A, Yudin, MH, Dhalla, IA, Berger, H. Preeclampsia-Like Syndrome in a Pregnant Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2021; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2021.09.015. PubMed PMID:34648956 PubMed Central PMC8505022.
  5. Hiersch, L, Ray, JG, Barrett, J, Berger, H, Geary, M, McDonald, SD et al.. Maternal cardiovascular disease after twin pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a population-based cohort study. CMAJ. 2021;193 (37):E1448-E1458. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202837. PubMed PMID:34544783 PubMed Central PMC8476218.
  6. Shinar, S, Walsh, L, Roberts, N, Melamed, N, Barrett, J, Riddell, C et al.. Timing of cesarean delivery in women with ≥2 previous cesarean deliveries. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022;226 (1):110.e1-110.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.07.018. PubMed PMID:34363783 .
  7. Aviram, A, Berger, H, Abdulaziz, KE, Barrett, JFR, Murray-Davis, B, McDonald, SD et al.. Outcomes Associated With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Twin Compared With Singleton Gestations. Obstet Gynecol. 2021;138 (3):449-458. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004506. PubMed PMID:34352849 .
  8. Zhao, G, Murphy, KE, Berger, H, Shah, BR, Halperin, I, Barrett, J et al.. The screening performance of glucose challenge test for gestational diabetes in twin pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021; :1-11. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2021.1956896. PubMed PMID:34325609 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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;118 (4):443-453. doi: 10.1159/000516648. PubMed PMID:34139689 .
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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