Dr. Mike Berger is a clinician-scientist in physical medicine & rehabilitation, with sub-specialty training in electrodiagnosis and neuromuscular diseases.
His research investigates the downstream effects (e.g. changes and adaptations) of neurotrauma on the peripheral nervous system, using a combination of human neurophysiological and imaging measurement techniques. Mike is currently researching the potential applications and outcomes of a surgical technique called nerve transfer, which is being used to help restore hand and arm function to individuals with spinal cord and peripheral nerve injuries.
He completed his Honors Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Western University. He then attended the combined MD/PhD program at Western University, completing his PhD in the Integrated Physiology of Exercise (2011) and undergraduate medical training (2013). Mike then went on to complete residency training in physical medicine & rehabilitation at UBC. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is a Diplomate of the Canadian Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (certified in EMG).
Partner(s) International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)