Mitchel S. Berger MD, FACS, FAANS

Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery

Kathleen M. Plant Distinguished Professor

Director, Brain Tumor Surgery Program

Director, Neurosurgical Research Centers, Brain Tumor Research Center

University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Mitchel S. Berger is a nationally recognized expert in treating brain and spinal cord tumors in adults and children. He also is a specialist in brain mapping techniques, used to identify areas of motor, sensory and language function during surgery, 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 UCSF, earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1975. He completed an internship and residency at UCSF and was awarded a clinical fellowship in neuro-oncology by the American Cancer Society. He is President-elect of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and he is on the American Board of Neurological Surgeons.