Sarah L. Berga, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Sarah L. Berga, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Infertility, Anovulation, Amenorrhea, Complex Hormonal Conditions, Hyperprolactinemia, Gonadal Dysgenesis, Stress-induced Anovulation

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-6476
Department: 336-716-4594


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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Virginia , 1976
  • M.D., University of Virginia , 1980
  • Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, 1984
  • Fellowship, Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of California Sch o, 1986

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology

NPI Number

  • 1124054218
Sarah L. Berga, M.D.

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Sarah L. Berga, M.D.

Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center for Comparative Medicine Research

Research Interests

cognition/learning, growth & development, hormones/cytokines/signalling, instrument development, medical technology/devices, neurosciences/behavior, osteoporosis, substance abuse, women's health issues

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4594 | Department: 336-716-4594


Recent Publications

Santarsieri M, Kumar RG, Kochanek PM, Berga S, Wagner AK. Variable neuroendocrine-immune dysfunction in individuals with unfavorable outcome after severe traumatic brain injury. Brain Behav Immun. 2015;45():15-27.

Santarsieri M, Niyonkuru C, McCullough EH, Dobos JA, Dixon CE, Berga SL, Wagner AK. Cerebrospinal fluid cortisol and progesterone profiles and outcomes prognostication after severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma. 2014;31(8):699-712.

Bender C, Sereika S, Ryan C, Berga S. Are changes in reproductive hormone levels related to changes in cognitive function in women with breast cancer? [abstract]. Nurs Res. 2014;63(2):E58.

Steiner M, Miller V, Garovic V, Rich-Edwards J, Mallampalli M, Merz CNB, Berga S, Reckelhoff J, Taylor D, Wenger N, Ouyang P. Validating the need for uniform information on reproductive history for women in clinical cardiovascular studies and databases [abstract]. J Womens Health. 2014;23(4):14.

Yu J, Berga SL, Yalcinkaya T, Huang, L, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN. Gap junction protein connexin 43 is necessary and sufficient for pro-implantation phenotype in human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):413A-414A.

Yu J, Berga SL, Salinas A, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Taylor RN. Ovarian hormones modify cell cycle dynamics, apoptosis and telomere length in primary human endometrial stromal cells [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2014;21(3 Suppl):414A.

Yu J, Berga SL, Zou W, Sun HY, Johnston-MacAnanny E, Yalcinkaya T, Sidell N, Bagchi IC, Bagchi MK, Taylor RN. Gap junction blockade induces apoptosis in human endometrial stromal cells. Mol Reprod Dev. 2014;81(7):666-675.

Constantine GD, Kagan R, Berga S, Graham S, Archer DF. Ospemifene improved the severity of vulvar and vaginal atrophy symptoms in postmenopausal women in phase 3 randomized, placebo-controlled trials [abstract]. Menopause. 2014;21(12):1332.

Stuart JJ, Bairey Merz CN, Berga SL, Miller VM, Ouyang P, Shufelt CL, Steiner M, Wenger NK, Rich-Edwards JW. Maternal recall of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy: a systematic review. J Womens Health. 2013;22(1):37-47.

Archer DF, Autry A, Barbieri RL, Berek JS, Berga SL, Bernstein IM, Brodman M, Brown H, Buekens P, Bulun SE, Burkman RT, Campbell WA, Carson LF, Caughey AB, Chaudhuri G, Chelmow D, Chervenak F, Clarke-Pearson DL, et al. A statement on abortion by 100 professors of obstetrics: 40 years later. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013;88(4):568-576.

Berga SL. Profile of ospemifene in the breast. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(10):1130-1136.

Garringer JA, Niyonkuru C, McCullough EH, Loucks T, Dixon CE, Conley YP, Berga S, Wagner AK. Impact of aromatase genetic variation on hormone levels and global outcome after severe TBI. J Neurotrauma. 2013;30(16):1415-1425.

Michopoulos V, Embree M, Reding K, Sanchez MM, Toufexis D, Votaw JR, Voll RJ, Goodman MM, Rivier J, Wilson ME, Berga SL. CRH receptor antagonism reverses the effect of social subordination upon central GABAA receptor binding in estradiol-treated ovariectomized female rhesus monkeys. Neuroscience. 2013;250():300-308.

Bender CM, Sereika SM, Ryan CM, Brufsky AM, Puhalla S, Berga SL. Does lifetime exposure to hormones predict pretreatment cognitive function in women before adjuvant therapy for breast cancer?. Menopause. 2013;20(9):922-929.

Francisco AMC, Yu J, Yalcinkaya T, Johnston-MacAnanny EB, Sidell N, Berga SL, Taylor RN. Estradiol and inflammatory cytokines induce neuroangiogenic responses in endometriosis stromal cells [abstract]. Reprod Sci. 2013;20(3 Suppl):149A.

Stephens SM, Pau FK, Yalcinkaya TM, May MC, Berga SL, Post MD, Appt SE, Polotsky AJ. Assessing the pulsatility of luteinizing hormone in female vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus). Comp Med. 2013;63(5):432-438.

Franks S, Berga SL. Does PCOS have developmental origins?. Fertil Steril. 2012;97(1):2-6.

Berga S, Naftolin F. Neuroendocrine control of ovulation. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2012;28(Suppl 1):9-13.

Menon R, Yu J, Basanta-Henry P, Brou L, Berga SL, Fortunato SJ, Taylor RN. Short fetal leukocyte telomere length and preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes. PLoS ONE. 2012;7(2):e31136.

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Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Clinical Interests

Infertility, Anovulation, Amenorrhea, Complex Hormonal Conditions, Hyperprolactinemia, Gonadal Dysgenesis, Stress-induced Anovulation
Sarah L. Berga, M.D.

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All staff seem to be very helpful and FRIENDLY.


*Dr. Berga was wonderful and very helpful. I would highly recommend her.


Dr. Berga is an exceptional physician. The wait times may be long, but she is worth every minute, and takes as much time with me as I need. I LOVE working with her.


Top notch MD in all respects.

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