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Department of Surgery

Ana Berlin, MPH, MD

Clinical Practice Office

Doctor's Office Center (DOC)
90 Bergen Street Room 7100
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 972-2400
Fax: (973) 972-2988

Clinical Info

Medical Expertise

General surgery: Gallbladder, appendix, bowel obstruction, hernias, anorectal problems
Surgical palliative care
Medical ethics


Hospital Affiliation

University Hospital, Newark


Insurance Participation

Insurance Participation: with Provider Number ( where applicable ) The information below is subject to change and should not be relied upon until after it is verified with the insurance company. In addition, psychiatric providers should be contacted directly for information on their participation with managed care and insurance companies.

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Ana Berlin was born in Northeastern Connecticut to Argentine parents, shortly after their arrival in the United States. She majored in Molecular Biology at Princeton University, and then went on to work as a research assistant at Columbia University, in Microbiology and Pathology. She received her MD from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and then completed a General Surgery residency at New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center. During her residency, she obtained a Master of Public Health from Columbia's Mailman School and also created a postdoctoral surgical education research fellowship at Columbia. These endeavors have increased Dr. Berlin’s interest in systems-based approaches to promoting cultural change and quality improvement in health care. Her goal is to develop and implement curricular initiatives geared toward incorporating ethics, professionalism, and palliative care in surgical education. Hopefully, these initiatives will be able to aid in the identification of vulnerable elders and those with potentially life-limiting co-morbidities at risk for the hazards of surgical intervention. She thrives on the diagnostic, therapeutic, and ethical dilemmas that so commonly accompany high-stakes surgical problems. In her spare time, Dr. Berlin enjoys cultural, culinary, and outdoors pursuits with her family, and even the occasional artistic collaboration with her husband, composer Ray Lustig.



MPH, 2012, Columbia University, NY NY
MD, 2007, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY NY
BA, 2000, Princeton University, Princeton NJ


Licensure & Certification

Medical Licensure
New Jersey


American Board of Surgery - Surgery






Relevant Publications:

Glynn JM, Lustig R, Berlin A and Chang F. The role of bud6p and tea1p in the interaction between actin and microtubules for the establishment of cell polarity in fission yeast, Current Biology, 11:836-845, 2001
Berlin A, Paoletti A and Chang F. Mid2p stabilizes septin rings during cytokinesis in fission yeast, The Journal of Cell Biology, 160(7):1083-1092, 2003
Thaker HM, Berlin A, Tycko B, Goldstein DP, Berkowitz RS, Castrillon DH, and Genest DR. Immunohistochemistry for the Imprinted Gene Product IPL/PHLDA2 for Facilitating the Differential Diagnosis of Complete Hydatidiform Mole, Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 49:630-636, 2004
Greenstein AJ, Nguyen SQ, Berlin A, Corona J, Lee J, Wong E, Factor SH, Divino CM. Pneumatosis intestinalis in adults: management, surgical indications, and risk factors for mortality, Journal of Gastrointest Surgery,11(10):1268-74, 2007
Berlin, A. “Engaging the ‘Disinterested’ Learner: How to Use Advocacy and Inquiry to Develop a Shared Mental Model for the Learning Experience,” American College of Surgeons Residency Assist Page featured article,, 8 May 2012
Fingeret A, Reinert AE, Berlin A, Swan-Sein A, Nowygrod R. Validity and Reliability of a Novel Written Examination to Assess Knowledge and Clinical Decision Making Skills of Medical Students on the Surgery Clerkship. American Journal of Surgery, 207(2):236-42, 2014.
Berlin, A. Patient vs. Self in Surgical Practice. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 5(1): 2-5, 2015
Lilley EJ, Khan KT, Johnston FM, Berlin A, Bader AM, Mosenthal AC, Cooper Z. Palliative Care Interventions for Surgical Patients: A Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2015 Nov 25:1-14
Berlin, A. A Heart Set on Living. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2015 Sep 16. pii: S0885-3924(15)00456-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.08.009. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26384558
Johanning JM and Berlin A. Intraabdominal Infections in Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, accepted for publication 2 December 2015.




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