Sarah L Berga

Sarah L. Berga, MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo SUNY, President UBMD Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Medical Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health Program Development for Oishei Children’s Hospital and Kaleida Health.
Dr. Berga received her BAS from the University of Virginia and her MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard University followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Berga served as Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, University of Utah, 2018-2020; Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Executive Director of Women’s Health at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina from 2011 to 2018; Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Psychiatry, and Chair of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia from 2003 to 2011; and was a faculty member in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2003.

She has held numerous leadership positions in local, national, and international professional organizations. Awards include the SGI (SRI) President’s Achievement Award (2000), the Berthold Medal of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie (2005), and the SRI (SGI) DeCherney Society Lifetime Distinguished Service Award (2020). Past leadership positions include President of SGI (now Society for Reproductive 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 (ASRM). She currently serves on the Board of the International Society of Gynecologic Endocrinology and the Board of Trustees of Salem Academy and College, the first women’s college in America founded in 1772.

Her research interests include neuroendocrine mechanisms mediating stress-induced reproductive compromise and understanding the impact of sex hormones on brain health using state-of-the-art neuroimaging in human and monkey models. Her team pioneered the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for stress-induced anovulation.  Her clinical interests include IVF, infertility, reproductive aging, hypothalamic amenorrhea, polycystic ovary syndrome, and hormonal management of perimenopause and menopause.

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