Student, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1950—1951. Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, Chicago, 1953. Master of Science, University Illinois, Chicago, 1957.
Doctor of Medicine, University Illinois, Chicago, 1957.
Intern, Minneapolis General Hospital, 1957-1958; resident and fellow, University of Illinois Hospital, 1958-1961; clinical associate, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland., 1961-1964; assistant professor, U. Rochester, New York, 1964-1967; associate professor, Northwestern University, 1967-1970; professor medicine and microbiology, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1970; chief infectious diseases, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1986; chief infectious diseases, West Side VA Medical Center, 1970-1990.
Served as senior surgeon United States Public Health Service, 1961-1963. Fellow American College of Physicians. Member American Association Immunologists, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Central Society for Clinical Research.
Married Susan Berg; children: Ellen C., Julia A., Brian E., Jennifer Berg.