Amy Berger, MD, PhD

Attending Physician

Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine, Hospital Medicine UCSF Health

I am a physician-scientist who enjoys working at the intersection of multiple areas of medicine and science. I am interested in physician-scientist training, the application of pathophysiology to clinical reasoning, and the translation of cutting edge technologies to the clinic.

Fellowship, 2017 - Academic Hospital Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship, 2017 - Clinical and Translational Science, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2016 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD, PhD, 2012 - PhD in Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco
BS, 2002 - Biological Sciences, Stanford University
  1. Berger AC, Simchoni N, Auerbach A, Brode WM, Kuperman E, Raffel K, Kubey A, HOMERuN COVID-19 Collaborative Group. Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 in Academic Medical Centers. 2022. PMID: 35377428

  2. Gu W, Deng X, Lee M, Sucu YD, Arevalo S, Stryke D, Federman S, Gopez A, Reyes K, Zorn K, Sample H, Yu G, Ishpuniani G, Briggs B, Chow ED, Berger A, Wilson MR, Wang C, Hsu E, Miller S, DeRisi JL, Chiu CY. Rapid pathogen detection by metagenomic next-generation sequencing of infected body fluids. Nature medicine 2020. PMID: 33169017

  3. Song E, Pincus L, Berger A, Butrymowicz A, Haemel A.. Rosai-Dorfman as a clinical mimicker of relapsing polychondritis Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports 2020. PMID:

  4. Berger A, Matloubian M, Shah NP, Wachter RM, DeRisi JL, Anderson M. The Molecular Medicine Investigation Unit: Linking Patient Care and Scientific Inquiry in Physician-Scientist Training. Journal of graduate medical education 2020. PMID: 32089799

  5. Moore PC, Cortez JT, Chamberlain CE, Alba D, Berger AC, Quandt Z, Chan A, Cheng MH, Bautista JL, Peng J, German MS, Anderson M, Oakes SA. Elastase 3B mutation links to familial pancreatitis with diabetes and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. The Journal of clinical investigation 2019. PMID: 31369399

  6. Wilson MR, Sample HA, Zorn KC, Arevalo S, Yu G, Neuhaus J, Federman S, Stryke D, Briggs B, Langelier C, Berger A, Douglas V, Josephson SA, Chow FC, Fulton BD, DeRisi JL, Gelfand JM, Naccache SN, Bender J, Dien Bard J, Murkey J, Carlson M, Vespa PM, Vijayan T, Allyn PR, Campeau S, Humphries RM, Klausner JD, Ganzon CD, Memar F, Ocampo NA, Zimmermann LL, Cohen SH, Polage CR, DeBiasi RL, Haller B, Dallas R, Maron G, Hayden R, Messacar K, Dominguez SR, Miller S, Chiu CY. Clinical Metagenomic Sequencing for Diagnosis of Meningitis and Encephalitis. The New England journal of medicine 2019. PMID: 31189036

  7. Berger AC, Whistler JL. Morphine-induced mu opioid receptor trafficking enhances reward yet prevents compulsive drug use. EMBO molecular medicine 2011. PMID: 21656686

  8. Berger AC, Whistler JL. How to design an opioid drug that causes reduced tolerance and dependence. Annals of neurology 2010. PMID: 20437553

  9. Kim JA, Bartlett S, He L, Nielsen CK, Chang AM, Kharazia V, Waldhoer M, Ou CJ, Taylor S, Ferwerda M, Cado D, Whistler JL. Morphine-induced receptor endocytosis in a novel knockin mouse reduces tolerance and dependence. Current biology : CB 2008. PMID: 18207746