Joseph Rossi Berger, M.D.

Joseph Rossi Berger, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Management
  • Dialysis Access Management


Joseph Rossi Berger, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Division of Nephrology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in geriatric nephrology and dialysis management in underserved populations.

Dr. Berger earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a residency in internal medicine and advanced training fellowships in geriatric medicine and nephrology. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in biology and chemistry from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Board certified in geriatric medicine, internal medicine, and nephrology, Dr. Berger first joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2008 as a hospitalist. He joined the Division of Nephrology in 2012.

He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Geriatrics Society, and the American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Berger lectures widely and has published peer-review articles related to his areas of expertise.

Personal Note

When he’s not working, Dr. Berger enjoys playing classical piano, watching sports, and spending time with his family, which includes a lovable cocker spaniel that he tries in vain to keep up with.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical School (2007-2008), Geriatric Medicine
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical School (2004-2007), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical School (2009-2011), Nephrology
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2000-2004)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Society of Nephrology
Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Alumni Member 2019, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Mentor, Academic Colleges, 2018-present, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Nomination for President’s Award for Diversity and Humanism in Clinical Care 2018-2019, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Nomination for UT Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) Teaching Award 2018, UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Internal Medicine Clerkship 2017, UT Southwestern Medical School
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Management
  • Dialysis Access Management
  • Geriatric Nephrology
  • Nephrology

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