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Sarah B. Berman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Phone: (412) 648-9793 or 412-692-4916

Specialized Areas of Interest

Movement disorders; Parkinson’s disease; tremors; deep brain stimulation; neurodegenerative diseases.


Sarah B. Berman, MD, PhD, is a member of the Movement Disorders Division and sees patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and other movement disorders as part of the Comprehensive Movement Disorders Clinic. In addition, she evaluates and manages patients with deep brain stimulators implanted for Parkinson’s disease, tremor, and dystonias. She oversees management and programming of stimulators, other aspects of treatment, and evaluations and referrals for new patient candidates. She is also a principal investigator with the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (PIND), where her laboratory studies mitochondrial involvement in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Berman is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is also a member of the board of directors of the National Parkinson Foundation Parkinson Chapter of Greater Pittsburgh, and sits on their Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Berman received her undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University. She then received an MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neuroscience. She completed neurology residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. Berman's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Hospital Privileges

UPMC Presbyterian

Professional Organization Membership

American Academy of Neurology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Society for Neuroscience
Movement Disorders Society

Editorial Service

• Editorial:

Journal of Neurochemistry (Referee)

• Ad Hoc Reviewer:

Cell Death and Differentiation
Journal of Neurochemistry
Journal of Neurochemical Research
Neurobiology of Disease
Neuroscience Letters

Dr. Berman

Dr. Berman