Sarah Berga, MD

Dr. Berga’s roles include expanding clinical access, diversifying our clinical and research portfolio, and fostering basic and translational research in areas relevant to reproductive and women’s health, including the biology of sex differences.  Dr. Berga is specialty certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialty certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI).  She cares for patients with amenorrhea, infertility, menopause, and related conditions.

As an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, she studied the contribution of sex hormones to human behavior, sexual dimorphism, and gender asymmetry.  After receiving her MD from UVA, she completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School followed by a fellowship in REI at UCSD.  Prior positions include Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh, Senior Scientist at Magee-Women’s Research Institute, Medical Director of the NIH-funded Magee-Women’s Clinical Research Center, and Chair of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University in Atlanta.

Her research explores neuroendocrine mechanisms mediating stress-induced reproductive compromise and the impact of sex hormones on brain health in human and monkey models using neuroimaging and delineation of hormonal and cognitive patterns.  Her team pioneered the use of cognitive behavior therapy for stress-induced infertility.  Contributions include 130+ peer-reviewed publications, 80+ book chapters, and 20+ years of service on various NIH study sections.  She currently serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and as an Associate Editor of Human Reproduction Update.  Awards include the SGI Presidential Achievement Award and the Berthold Medal of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie (German Endocrine Society).  Past leadership positions include President of the Society for Gynecological Investigation and Society of Humanism in Medicine, and member of the Board of Directors of Emory Healthcare, University of Pittsburgh Physicians, and American Society of Reproductive Medicine.  She is currently serving on the board of the International Society of Gynecologic Endocrinology.

Advisory Board

David Adlam, MD

Senior Lecturer, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Cardiovascular Research Centre at Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, UK

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Esther Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Arteriopathy Clinic at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

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Leonard N. Girardi, MD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Associate Attending Surgeon, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Malissa Wood, MD

Co-director, MGH Heart Center Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program; Director, MGH Corrigan Minehan Heart Center Fellowship in Women’s Cardiovascular Disease; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Mark Lindsay, MD, PhD

Cardiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Santhi Ganesh, MD

Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Human Genetics — University of Michigan

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Sarah Berga, MD

Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Executive Director of Women’s Health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

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Uri Elkayam, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology) Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

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