Medical Advisor

Elizabeth Berger, MD, MS

Dr. Elizabeth Berger is an ABMS board certified assistant professor of surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in the division of surgical oncology. Dr. Berger was an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Scholar-in-Residence, and she was selected as the Breast Cancer Alliance fellow while at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her research focuses on improving health outcomes for women with elderly breast cancer, including perioperative surgical quality, cancer care quality measure development, and assessment of surveillance strategies after breast cancer treatment.


  • Yale University, BA
  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, MD
  • Northwestern University, MS
  • Loyola University Health Systems, General Surgery Residency
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship


  • American Board of Surgery – Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Professional Accomplishments

  • In 2022, she received the The C. Elton Cahow Teaching Award for Outstanding Faculty Teaching during Yale Surgery’s annual awards program
  • Has served on national quality committees, including being a part of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
  • Published in several high impact journals such as JAMA, Annals of Surgery, and the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and has also contributed chapters to several surgical textbooks



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