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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Medical Biochemical Genetics, 2018
    National Institutes of Health, NIH
  • Residency, 2017
    National Institutes of Health, NIH
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2015
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2012
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • PHD, 2010
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • BA, 2004
    University of Pennsylvania

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Medical Genetics
  • American Board of Medical Genetics/Biochemical

National Provider ID: 1285992941


Seth Berger, M.D., Ph.D., returned to Children’s National Hospital as faculty in 2018. He completed the medical scientist training program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where he was awarded his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. His research at that time focused on computational analysis of signaling networks applied to prediction of adverse drug events and cardiac arrhythmia syndromes. 

He subsequently completed the combined pediatrics and medical genetics residency program through Children's National and the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He spent an additional year completing the medical biochemical genetics fellowship program at NIH before returning to Children's National where he was jointly hired by the Rare Disease Institute and the Center for Genetic Medicine Research.

He is interested in developing novel bioinformatics approaches applied to variant discovery for rare diseases.

Research & Publications

Berger S, Stokes B, Hall B, et al. SIX3 deletions and incomplete penetrance in families affected by holoprosencephaly. Congenital Anomalies. 2017;58(1):29-32. doi:10.1111/cga.12234.

Berger S, Ciccone C, Simon KL, et al. Exome analysis of smith–magenis-like syndrome cohort identifies de novo likely pathogenic variants. Human Genetics. 2017;136(4):409-420. doi:10.1007/s00439-017-1767-x.

Berger S, Ma’ayan A, Iyengar R. Systems pharmacology of arrhythmias. Science Signaling. 2010;3(118):ra30.