Sarah L Berga, MD

Chair OBG, Assoc Dean, VP
Wake Forest University/Baptist
Dept. OBGYN

Biographical Sketch:
Sarah L. Berga, MD is Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of Women’s Health Research at Wake Forest SOM and Vice President of Women’s Health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She took her undergraduate degree in Hormones and Behavior from University of Virginia and her medical degree from UVA SOM and completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Harvard Medical School followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility with Dr. Samuel S.C. Yen at the UCSD SOM. Her career experience includes administrative, research, clinical, and educational roles and activities. From 2003 to 2010, she was Professor and Chairman of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Emory University. Prior to Emory, she was a tenured Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and Senior Scientist at Magee-Women’s Research Institute. To spur translational and clinical research in reproductive and women’s health, she founded and directed the Magee-Women’s Clinical Research Center from 1990 to 2003. She is the President of the Society for Gynecological Investigation (2012-2013) and has served on the Board of Directors of Emory Healthcare, University of Pittsburgh Physicians, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, and International Society of Gynecologic Endocrinology. She is a past President of the Society of Humanism in Medicine. Her research focuses on mechanisms mediating stress-induced reproductive compromise and on the impact of stress and sex hormones upon brain plasticity and aging using state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques in human and simian models. Her team pioneered the use of cognitive behavior therapy for stress-induced fertility. She has dedicated her career to advancing women’s and reproductive health, fostering careers for women in academic medicine, studying sex differences, and developing infrastructure that fosters translational science and medicine.
Papers:
Use of Contraceptive Agents for Non-Contraception
FP36 Ovarian & Uterine Function
M66 Use of Contraceptive Agents for Non-Contraception
OR36 Ovarian & Uterine Function
S69 Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Special Topics
S69-2 Behavioral Approaches to Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea