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Physician Profile

Adam Berger, MD, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Vice Chair for Clinical Research

Surgery - Breast
Surgery - General
Surgery - Melanoma/Skin Cancer
Surgery - Oncology

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Office Locations

1100 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8666
Fax: (215) 923-8222
1100 Walnut Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8666

Medical Services

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


Clinical Expertise: Melanoma Sarcoma Breast Cancer Merkel Cell Carcinoma Research Interests: Clinical Trials Clinical Research using clinical databases Outcomes Research


  • New York University School of Medicine, Medical School


  • University of Maryland Medical System


  • University of Maryland Medical System


  • Fox Chase Cancer Center

Recent Publications

Patient Symptoms Are the Most Frequent Indicators of Recurrence in Patients with American Joint Committee on Cancer Stage II Melanoma

Total minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: approaches and outcomes

Clinical impact of a 31-gene expression profile test for cutaneous melanoma in 156 prospectively and consecutively tested patients

Long-term functional outcomes of laparoscopic resection for gastric gastrointestinal stromal tumors


Minimally invasive esophagectomy provides significant survival advantage compared with open or hybrid esophagectomy for patients with cancers of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction

NRG oncology radiation therapy oncology group 0822: A phase 2 study of preoperative chemoradiation therapy using intensity modulated radiation therapy in combination with capecitabine and oxaliplatin for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer

Contrast-enhanced sonography for detection of secondary lymph nodes in a melanoma tumor animal model

Vorinostat as a radiosensitizer for brain metastasis: A phase i clinical trial

Outcomes in patients with mucosal melanomas

A better prognosis for Merkel cell carcinoma of unknown primary origin

Tumor recurrence is independent of pancreatic fistula in patients after pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Disruption of multivesicular body vesicles does not affect major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II-peptide complex formation and antigen presentation by dendritic cells

Altered drainage patterns in patients with melanoma and previous axillary dissection

Selectively starving cancer cells through dietary manipulation: Methods and clinical implications

VPAC1 receptors for imaging breast cancer: A feasibility study

John Chalmers DaCosta (1863-1933): Restoration of the old operating table

Major perioperative morbidity does not affect long-term survival in patients undergoing esophagectomy for cancer of the esophagus or gastroesophageal junction

Serum Blood Urea Nitrogen and Serum Albumin on the First Postoperative Day Predict Pancreatic Fistula and Major Complications After Pancreaticoduodenectomy

TWIST1 is an ERK1/2 effector that promotes invasion and regulates MMP-1 expression in human melanoma cells