John L. Berk, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

John Berk
617.358.4774
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)

Biography

Expertise in Amyloidosis with specific emphasis in Familial and localized amyloid disease; pulmonary fibrosis.

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Wesleyan University, BA

Publications

  • Published on 7/5/2018

    Adams D, Gonzalez-Duarte A, O'Riordan WD, Yang CC, Ueda M, Kristen AV, Tournev I, Schmidt HH, Coelho T, Berk JL, Lin KP, Vita G, Attarian S, Planté-Bordeneuve V, Mezei MM, Campistol JM, Buades J, Brannagan TH, Kim BJ, Oh J, Parman Y, Sekijima Y, Hawkins PN, Solomon SD, Polydefkis M, Dyck PJ, Gandhi PJ, Goyal S, Chen J, Strahs AL, Nochur SV, Sweetser MT, Garg PP, Vaishnaw AK, Gollob JA, Suhr OB. Patisiran, an RNAi Therapeutic, for Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis. N Engl J Med. 2018 07 05; 379(1):11-21. PMID: 29972753.

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  • Published on 7/5/2018

    Benson MD, Waddington-Cruz M, Berk JL, Polydefkis M, Dyck PJ, Wang AK, Planté-Bordeneuve V, Barroso FA, Merlini G, Obici L, Scheinberg M, Brannagan TH, Litchy WJ, Whelan C, Drachman BM, Adams D, Heitner SB, Conceição I, Schmidt HH, Vita G, Campistol JM, Gamez J, Gorevic PD, Gane E, Shah AM, Solomon SD, Monia BP, Hughes SG, Kwoh TJ, McEvoy BW, Jung SW, Baker BF, Ackermann EJ, Gertz MA, Coelho T. Inotersen Treatment for Patients with Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis. N Engl J Med. 2018 07 05; 379(1):22-31. PMID: 29972757.

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  • Published on 6/25/2018

    Klimtchuk ES, Prokaeva T, Frame NM, Abdullahi HA, Spencer B, Dasari S, Cui H, Berk JL, Kurtin PJ, Connors LH, Gursky O. Unusual duplication mutation in a surface loop of human transthyretin leads to an aggressive drug-resistant amyloid disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jul 10; 115(28):E6428-E6436. PMID: 29941560.

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  • Published on 6/19/2018

    Mints YY, Doros G, Berk JL, Connors LH, Ruberg FL. Features of atrial fibrillation in wild-type transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis: a systematic review and clinical experience. ESC Heart Fail. 2018 Jun 19. PMID: 29916559.

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  • Published on 6/11/2018

    Copperman TS, Truong MT, Berk JL, Sobel RK. External beam radiation for localized periocular amyloidosis: a case series. Orbit. 2018 Jun 11; 1-7. PMID: 29889595.

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  • Published on 3/8/2018

    Jhaveri T, Sarosiek S, Ruberg FL, Siddiqi O, Berk JL, Sanchorawala V. Once AL amyloidosis: not always AL amyloidosis. Amyloid. 2018 Mar 08; 1-2. PMID: 29516761.

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  • Published on 2/9/2018

    Phull P, Sanchorawala V, Connors LH, Doros G, Ruberg FL, Berk JL, Sarosiek S. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance in systemic transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR). Amyloid. 2018 Mar; 25(1):62-67. PMID: 29424556.

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  • Published on 2/1/2018

    Hanson JLS, Arvanitis M, Koch CM, Berk JL, Ruberg FL, Prokaeva T, Connors LH. Use of Serum Transthyretin as a Prognostic Indicator and Predictor of Outcome in Cardiac Amyloid Disease Associated With Wild-Type Transthyretin. Circ Heart Fail. 2018 Feb; 11(2):e004000. PMID: 29449366.

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  • Published on 10/20/2017

    Arvanitis M, Chan GG, Jacobson DR, Berk JL, Connors LH, Ruberg FL. Prevalence of mutant ATTR cardiac amyloidosis in elderly African Americans with heart failure. Amyloid. 2017 Dec; 24(4):253-255. PMID: 29052438.

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  • Published on 9/13/2017

    Schonhoft JD, Monteiro C, Plate L, Eisele YS, Kelly JM, Boland D, Parker CG, Cravatt BF, Teruya S, Helmke S, Maurer M, Berk J, Sekijima Y, Novais M, Coelho T, Powers ET, Kelly JW. Peptide probes detect misfolded transthyretin oligomers in plasma of hereditary amyloidosis patients. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Sep 13; 9(407). PMID: 28904227.

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