Awards : Hall of Fame Award

Mitchel Berger, M.D. ’79

Dr. Berger is a nationally recognized expert in treating brain and spinal cord tumors and tumor-related epilepsy in adults and children. He is a specialist in brain mapping techniques and an expert in the use of the Gamma Knife for tumor treatment. He is Co-Director of the Adult Brain Tumor Surgery Program, Director of the Brain Tumor Research Center, and Director of the Center for Neurological Injury and Repair. Berger, a professor of neurosurgery at University of California San Francisco (UCSF), earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1975 and a medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 1979. He completed an internship and residency at UCSF and was awarded a clinical fellowship in neuro-oncology by the American Cancer Society and a research fellowship with the Brain Tumor Research Center. He completed further fellowship training in neuro-oncology at UCSF and in pediatric neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children of the University of Toronto, Canada. His professional activities include serving on the board of directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and his appointment to the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.