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Irwin Kerber, M.D.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - General and Ob/Gyn
  • Gynecology
  • Menopause


Irwin Kerber, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in menopause and osteoporosis.

Dr. Kerber earned his medical degree at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He completed an internship at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, after which he served two years as a commissioned officer with the United States Public Health Service, including temporary sea duty with United States Coast Guard. He then completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and gained advanced training in gynecologic endocrinology through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he first joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1969. In 1971 he shifted his focus to private Ob/Gyn practice in Dallas, where he worked for 32 years. He returned to UT Southwestern in 2002.

Dr. Kerber is the former Medical Director of Pharmaceutical Drug Trials at Alpha Omega Clinical Research Inc. He also previously served as a Principal Investigator for Future Healthcare Hill Top Research Center.

A Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons, he is also a member of the Dallas County Medical Society, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, and the North American Menopause Society.

The author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Kerber’s research experience includes birth control, breast disease, endometriosis, heart disease, incontinence, infectious disease, mental health, osteoporosis, and uterine myomata.

In 2012, the North American Menopause Society established a membership scholarship in Dr. Kerber’s name.

Personal Note

Dr. Kerber coached and refereed youth soccer for 15 years, guiding numerous youth soccer teams through the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. He was also on the coaching staff of the Under 19 Women's Soccer Team National Championship. He enjoys playing tennis, racquetball, and pickleball. His current focus outside of work is his 11 grandchildren.

Education & Training
  • Residency - John Gaston Hospital (1964-1967), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Internship - Harrisburg Hospital (1961-1962), Rotating
  • Medical School - State University of New York (1957-1961)
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1969-1970), Gynecologic Endocrinology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • International Society for Clinical Densitometry
  • North American Menopause Society
Honors & Awards
  • Irwin J. Kerber Membership Scholarship Endowment, established by anonymous donor 2012, North American Menopause Society
  • Student Teaching Award, 2004–2006, 2008, 2010, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • APGO Teaching Award 2009, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Socrates Award 2006
  • Birth control
  • Breast disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Heart disease
  • Incontinence
  • Infectious disease
  • Mental health
  • Osteoporosis
  • Uterine myomata

Clinical Focus

  • Gynecology
  • Menopause
  • Obstetrics
  • Osteoporosis

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