Ann Berger, MSN, MD

National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD, USA

Dr. Ann Berger completed her undergraduate degree with a B.S. in nursing from New York University, which was then followed by receiving a MSN in Oncology Nursing from University of Pennsylvania.  After working as an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist for several years, Dr. Berger completed her medical training at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio.  Following medical school, Dr. Berger completed an internship and residency at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and a Fellowship in medical oncology and pain/palliative care at Yale University in Connecticut. 

Dr. Berger has had over 25 years of experience in pain and palliative care. Currently she is chief of pain and palliative care at National Institutes of Health, clinical center where she has patient care, education, administrative, and research responsibilities, as well as Director of the Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship.

Dr. Berger has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Bergers research involves developing ways to measure psychosocial spiritual healing.  She has also published extensively in the field of pain and palliative care. 

Terms of Appointment: Dec 2016 - Jun 2019; Jul 2019 - Jun 2021