About David Berger, MD

Dr. David Berger is a colorectal and gastrointestinal Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital Division of General Surgery and  an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Berger's  clinical interests are in surgical oncology including cancers of the colon, rectum, liver, pancreas, stomach and GE junction. He also sees many patients with gallbladder disease, diverticulitis and gastrointestinal stromal (GIST) tumors. Dr. Berger performs a high volume of operations -  more than 800 per year - many of which are performed laparoscopically (minimally invasive surgery).

Dr. Berger was raised in Haverford, Pennsylvania. He attended Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Berger completed his residency in Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and served a year as the Chief Resident at the hospital; He completed a year of fellowship training in Nashville, Tennessee before returning to join the surgical staff at Mass General.

Dr. Berger serves on several national committees and on the executive council of the New England Surgical Society. In addition, he serves as the general surgical consultant for the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox. Dr. Berger has written more than 30 original articles and book chapters and is the editor of the Oxford American Handbook of Surgery published in 2009.

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Mass General Cancer Center in Waltham
52 Second Ave.
Suite 1110
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: 781-487-6100

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-6980

Medical Education

  • MD, Raymond & Ruth Perelman School of Med.
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Vanderbilt University

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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Most recent research involves clinical outcomes of colon and rectal cancer.


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