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educator , Internist

Herbert Berger, American internist, educator. Diplomate: American Board Internal Medicine. Recipient gold medal University Maryland, 1978, established scholarship Tottenville High School; Karlinski scholar, 1929; named Ednowed Lecturer various institutions.


Berger, Herbert was born on December 14, 1909 in Brooklyn. Son of Louis and Augusta (Feldman) Berger.


Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1929. Doctor of Medicine, University Maryland, 1932.


Intern, Morrisania City Hospital, Bronx, New York, 1932-1934; resident, United States Naval Hospitals, 1941-1945; private practice medicine, 1934-1988; consultant cardiologist, Seaview Hospital, S.I., 1934-1988; attending physician, Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital consultant, United States Public Health Service Hospital professor medicine, New York Medical College, 1962-1990; professor medicine emeritus, New York Medical College, since 1990; president medical staff, director medicine emeritus, Richmond Memorial Hospital, 1975-1988. Board director emeritus Group Health Insurance, Inc. Medical lecturer in over 98 countries.


  • Diplomate: American Board Internal Medicine.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Did This Really Happen?, 1991. Consultant editor: International Journal Addictions, past associate editor, 1976-1988. Past consultant editor: Medical Times, 1972-1988.

      Contributor chapters to medical textbooks and over 200 articles to medical journals and local newspapers.


Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Chest Physicians. Member International College Angiology, New York Academy Medicine (vice president, member council, chairman section on medicine, vice chairman medical education committee), British Society Health Education, Richmond County Medical Society (past president), New York City Medical Society (past president), Medical Society State New York (past vice president), Blood Banks Association (past president), American Society to Study Addictions (past president), New York Cardiol.

Society, New York State Society Internal Medicine (founder, past president), American Astronomers Association, Amateur Astronomers Inc. Clubs: Richmond County Country, Richmond County Yacht, Circumnavigators.


Married Sylvia Berger, October 1934 (deceased August 1992). Children: Leland S. (deceased), Shelby L. (Mistress William Jakoby).

Louis Berger

Augusta (Feldman) Berger

Sylvia Berger

Shelby L. Berger (Mistress William Jakoby)

Leland S. Berger (deceased)