Dr. Mitchel Stuart BergerUSA
UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery
Current Position
October 1, 2020 to present Professor, Director Brain Tumor Center
Academic Experiences
March 1, 1997 - September 30, 2020Professor and Chair
Professional Experiences
July 1, 1996 - September 30, 1997Professor, University of Washington
Specialty & Expertise
Neurological surgery, intraoperative brain mapping.
About Me
Mitchel S. Berger M.D. is the Berthold and Belle N. Guggenhime Professor of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, and Director of UCSF’s Brain Tumor Center. He is currently one of three members of the President’s Cancer Panel, appointed by President Biden to develop the scope of the National Cancer Program.

Dr. Berger is a pioneer of intraoperative brain mapping — a technique used to avoid functional areas of the brain during surgical resection of a tumor. His work has enabled surgeons to perform more extensive resection of tumor with less chance of producing deficits.