“I believe that patients need to be involved in their health care decisions. My role as a physician is to educate and inform patients and to be their conscience. The doctor-patient relationship works best when it is a true partnership.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Cough
  • COPD

Education

Fellowship

Georgetown University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Washington, DC
1993

Residency

Drexel University College of Medicine  
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
1990

Medical School

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Doctor of Medicine
New York, NY
1983

Undergraduate

Tufts University
Bachelor of Science
Medford, MA
1983

Hospitals Affiliated With

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
Suburban Hospital

Professional Associations

American College of Physicians
1993 – Present

Publications

“NMDA receptors are involved in the ventrolateral nucleus tractus solitarii for termination of inspiration.” European Journal Of Pharmacology (1995) 277:195-208
Berger IL, Gillis RA, Vitagliano S, Panico WH, Magee S, Kelly M, Norman WP, McManigle JE, Dasilva AMT.

“Analgesia, sedation and paralysis in the intensive care unit” American Family Physician (1995) 166-172
Berger IL, Waldhorn RE.

Academic Appointments

Georgetown University
Clinical Instructor
2013 – Present

George Washington University
Clinical Instructor
2005 – 2013

Personal Interests

Dr. Berger enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 kids, dog and cat. He is a huge sports fan and roots for the Nationals, Wizards, Georgetown Hoyas and N.Y. Jets. He plays basketball, tennis, and softball and makes sure he gets his minimum 10,000 Fitbit steps every day. His hobby is collecting old baseball cards.

Biography

Dr. Berger received his BS from Tufts University in 1983. He received his MD degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn in 1987. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Drexel University College of Medicine in 1990 and did his Pulmonary critical care fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Berger has been a member of Rockville Internal Medicine Group since 1993. He enjoys teaching medical students and has been a clinical instructor at George Washington University School of medicine from 2005 to 2013 and has been a clinical instructor at Georgetown University School of Medicine from 2013 to present. He has been named a Washingtonian Top Doctor in every issue since 2005 and has been listed as a Top Doctor in the Washington Consumers Checkbook 2007 to present.