John L. Berk, MD

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.

Other Positions

  • Member, Pulmonary Center, Boston University
  • Assistant Director, Amyloidosis Center, Boston University
  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 9/28/2023

    Coelho T, Marques W, Dasgupta NR, Chao CC, Parman Y, França MC, Guo YC, Wixner J, Ro LS, Calandra CR, Kowacs PA, Berk JL, Obici L, Barroso FA, Weiler M, Conceição I, Jung SW, Buchele G, Brambatti M, Chen J, Hughes SG, Schneider E, Viney NJ, Masri A, Gertz MR, Ando Y, Gillmore JD, Khella S, Dyck PJB, Waddington Cruz M. Eplontersen for Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis With Polyneuropathy. JAMA. 2023 Sep 28. PMID: 37768671.

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  • Published on 7/31/2023

    Obici L, Ajroud-Driss S, Lin KP, Berk JL, Gillmore JD, Kale P, Koike H, Danese D, Aldinc E, Chen C, Vest J, Adams D. Impact of Vutrisiran on Quality of Life and Physical Function in Patients with Hereditary Transthyretin-Mediated Amyloidosis with Polyneuropathy. Neurol Ther. 2023 Oct; 12(5):1759-1775. PMID: 37523143.

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  • Published on 12/16/2022

    Coelho T, Waddington Cruz M, Chao CC, Parman Y, Wixner J, Weiler M, Barroso FA, Dasgupta NR, Jung SW, Schneider E, Viney NJ, Dyck PJB, Ando Y, Gillmore JD, Khella S, Gertz MA, Obici L, Berk JL. Characteristics of Patients with Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis-Polyneuropathy (ATTRv-PN) in NEURO-TTRansform, an Open-label Phase 3 Study of Eplontersen. Neurol Ther. 2023 Feb; 12(1):267-287. PMID: 36525140.

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  • Published on 11/29/2022

    Tsai FJ, Nelson LT, Kline GM, Jäger M, Berk JL, Sekijima Y, Powers ET, Kelly JW. Characterising diflunisal as a transthyretin kinetic stabilizer at relevant concentrations in human plasma using subunit exchange. Amyloid. 2023 Jun; 30(2):220-224. PMID: 36444793.

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  • Published on 11/16/2022

    Brannagan TH, Berk JL, Gillmore JD, Maurer MS, Waddington-Cruz M, Fontana M, Masri A, Obici L, Brambatti M, Baker BF, Hannan LA, Buchele G, Viney NJ, Coelho T, Nativi-Nicolau J. Liver-directed drugs for transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis. J Peripher Nerv Syst. 2022 Dec; 27(4):228-237. PMID: 36345805.

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  • Published on 10/26/2022

    Prokaeva T, Klimtchuk ES, Feschenko P, Spencer B, Cui H, Burks EJ, Aslebagh R, Muneeruddin K, Shaffer SA, Varghese E, Berk JL, Connors LH. An additive destabilising effect of compound T60I and V122I substitutions in ATTRv amyloidosis. Amyloid. 2023 Jun; 30(2):141-152. PMID: 36286264.

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  • Published on 9/18/2022

    Quan D, Obici L, Berk JL, Ando Y, Aldinc E, White MT, Adams D. Impact of baseline polyneuropathy severity on patisiran treatment outcomes in the APOLLO trial. Amyloid. 2023 Mar; 30(1):49-58. PMID: 36120830.

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  • Published on 8/24/2022

    Alreshq R, Cozzolino M, Lilleness B, Pipilas A, Mendelson L, Joshi T, Muralidhar V, Guardino E, Berk JL, Siddiqi OK, Gopal DM, Sanchorawala V, Ruberg FL. Light Chain Testing Abnormalities Among Patients With Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy Referred for Technetium-99m Pyrophosphate Imaging. Am J Cardiol. 2022 Oct 15; 181:105-112. PMID: 36028388.

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  • Published on 7/31/2022

    Brannagan TH, Coelho T, Wang AK, Polydefkis MJ, Dyck PJ, Berk JL, Drachman B, Gorevic P, Whelan C, Conceição I, Plante-Bordeneuve V, Merlini G, Obici L, Plana JMC, Gamez J, Kristen AV, Mazzeo A, Gentile L, Narayana A, Olugemo K, Aquino P, Benson MD, Gertz M. Long-term efficacy and safety of inotersen for hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis: NEURO-TTR open-label extension 3-year update. J Neurol. 2022 Dec; 269(12):6416-6427. PMID: 35908242.

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  • Published on 7/23/2022

    Adams D, Tournev IL, Taylor MS, Coelho T, Planté-Bordeneuve V, Berk JL, González-Duarte A, Gillmore JD, Low SC, Sekijima Y, Obici L, Chen C, Badri P, Arum SM, Vest J, Polydefkis M. Efficacy and safety of vutrisiran for patients with hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis with polyneuropathy: a randomized clinical trial. Amyloid. 2023 Mar; 30(1):1-9. PMID: 35875890.

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