1985-1992 M.D., (Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of
the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel).
1992-1993 Internship, Shaare-Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
1993-1998 Residency in Pediatrics, Shaare-Zedek Medical Center,
1998-1999 Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology, Children’s National Medical
Center, Washington DC, USA
1999-2003 Fellowship in Pediatric Neurology, Shaare Zedek, Medical
Center, Jerusalem, Israel
Since 2003 Specialist in Pediatrics
Since 2008 Specialist in Pediatric Neurology and Child Development
Appointments at the Hebrew University
2007 Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of
2014 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of
2019 Associate Professor (adjunct), School of Social Work and Social
Welfare, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Additional Functions (at the Hebrew University within the Past Five Years)
University committee membership
2007-2018 Member, Ethics committee, School of Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Medicine
2009-2018 Member, Academic committee, School of Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Medicine
2013-2018 Member, MD Thesis Committee (Vaadat Avodot Gmar)
Faculty of Medicine
2015 Member, Steering Committee Israel Autism Center for Excellence
(IACE), Faculty of Medicine
2015-2018 Member, Academic Committee, Autism Center, HUJI and Hadassah,
Faculty of Medicine
2017 Member, Curriculum revision committee, School of Occupational
Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
2012-2014 Head, the Neuro-Cognitive Center, Hadassah-Hebrew
University Medical Center
2014-2018 Head, Pediatric Neurology Unit and the Neuro-Cognitive Center,
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center
2018-present Head, Pediatric Neurology Service, Assuta Ashdod University Medical
National and international committees
2016-present Member, The International Committee, The American Professional
Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD)
2012-present Member, Behavioral Neurology Section, American Academy of Neurology
2010-2014 Member (Hadassah representative), The scientific council, IMA (Israel Medical Association)
2010-2016 Treasurer, The executive board of the ISPND (Israeli Society of
Pediatric Neurology and Development)
2015 Member, Establishment Committee of The Israeli Society for ADHD,
Israel Medical Association
2016-present Co-Founder, Israel Forum of Neonatal Neurology (ISFNN)
Israel Medical Association
2016-present Treasurer, The executive board of the Israeli ADHD Society (The Israel Medical Association)
2017 Chairperson, Residency Accreditation Committee by the Scientific
Council, Israel Medical association (IMA) for: Adults day care Dept,
Women A Dept, and Adolescents B (Autism) Dept. Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat-Yam
2019 Chairperson, Residency Accreditation Committee by the Scientific
Council, Israel Medical association (IMA) for: Departments B, C, and D. Beer Yaakov-Ness Ziona Mental Health Center.
2020 Chairperson, Residency Accreditation Committee by the Scientific
Council, Israel Medical association (IMA) for: Pediatrics Dept,
Barzilai Medical Center, Ashkelon
Research Grants (Within the Past Five Years)
2016 Beyond Verbal, The Emotions Analytics Company. “Vocal Speech
Variability in ADHD Children Treated by Stimulants”. Berger I.
2017 Inno-Sphere Ltd. “Non-invasive Brain Stimulation for Pediatric
ADHD”. Berger I.
2018 HUJI International. “Cog-Fun treatment model for pediatric ADHD –
Continuing professional course development for foreign medical
professionals program”. Maeir A, Traub R, Berger I.
2018 The Shalem fund support. “Growth and Development Course" - the
development and establishment of digitalized course for 2nd year
medical students, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University. Berger I.
2018 The National Institute for psychobiology in Israel. “Neural correlates
and everyday manifestation of emotion dysregulation in youth with
ADHD”. Nahum M, Berger I.
2019 Israel Innovation authority. Inno-Sphere Ltd and Assuta-Ashdod
Medical Center. “Clinical Trial for pediatric ADHD treatment by
tDCS/tRNS technology”. Berger I, Hochberg O.
2019 The National Institute for Psychobiology in Israel.
“Neural correlates and everyday manifestation of emotion
dysregulation in youth with ADHD”. Extended 12 months. Nahum
M, Berger I.
List of Publication (Within the Past Five Years)
Books & Edited Books
Berger I, Remington A, Leitner Y, Leviton A: Editors. Brain Development and the Attention Spectrum (Frontiers E-Book). Frontiers Research Topic. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015. ISSN 1664-8714; ISBN 978-2-88919-533-6; DOI 10.3389/978-2-88919-533-6.
Berger I, Maeir A: Editors. ADHD – A transparent impairment, clinical, daily-life, and research aspects in diverse populations. Nova Science Publishers Inc. NewYork, 2014.
Chapters in Collections
Slobodin O, Berger I. In: ADHD – A transparent impairment, clinical, daily-life, and research aspects in diverse populations. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. It takes a village to care for Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Improving management collaboration between tertiary care centers and the community. pp: 1-15, 2014.
Berger I. In: ADHD – A transparent impairment, clinical, daily-life, and research aspects in diverse populations. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder among children with chronic diseases. pp: 133-151, 2014.
Ofek-Shlomai N, Berger I. In: Caring for the Newborn: A Comprehensive Guide for the Clinician. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. Newborn Neurology. Pp: 207-228, 2014.
Ofek-Shlomai N, Berger I. In: Child Health and Human Development Yearbook 2016. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York. Neonatal Neurology.pp: 25-46, 2016.
Original Articles in Scientific Journals
Maeir A, Fisher O, Traub Bar-Ilan R, Boas N, Berger I, Landau YE. Effectiveness of Cognitive Functional (Cog-Fun) occupational therapy intervention for young children with ADHD: a controlled study. Am J Occup Ther. 68(3):260-267, 2014.
Berger I, Cassuto H. The effect of environmental distractors incorporation into a CPT on sustained attention and ADHD diagnosis among adolescents. J Neurosci Methods. 222:62-68, 2014.
Shany E, Meledin I, Gilat S, Yogev H, Golan A, Berger I. In and Ex utero maturation of premature infants electroencephalographic indices. Clin Neurophysiol. 125:270–276, 2014.
Wilschanski M, Abbassi M, Blanco E, Lindberg I, Yourshaw M, Zangen D, Berger I, Shteyer I, Pappo O, Martín MG, Elpeleg O. A Novel Familial Mutation in the PCSK1 Gene That Alters the Oxyanion Hole Residue of Proprotein Convertase 1/3 and Impairs Its Enzymatic Activity PLoS One. 2014 Oct 1;9(10):e108878.
Dubnov-Raz G, Khoury Z, Wright I, Raz R, Berger I. The effect of alpha-linolenic acid supplementation on ADHD symptoms in children: a randomized controlled double-blind study. Front Hum Neurosci. Oct 7;8:780, 2014.pages:1-6.
Grossman ES, Hoffman YS, Berger I, Zivotofsky AZ. Beating their chests: University students with ADHD demonstrate greater attentional abilities on an inattentional blindness paradigm. Neuropsychology. 2015 Nov;29(6):882-887.
Zach S, Inglis V, Fox O, Berger I, Stahl A. The effect of physical activity on spatial perception and attention in early childhood. Cogn Dev. 36:31-39, 2015.
Shany E, Berger I, Karplus M, Gilat S, Benzaquen O, Yogev H, Shalev R. Do prenatal corticosteroids affect brain maturation? An Electroencephalography study. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2017 Mar;48(2):79-87.
Hahn-Markowitz J, Berger I, Manor I, Maeir A. Impact of the Cognitive-Functional (Cog-Fun) intervention on executive functions and participation among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Occup Ther. Sep/Oct 2017;71(5):7105220010p1-7105220010p9.
Amichai T, Eylon S, Dor-Haim H, Berger I, Katz-Leurer M. Cardiac autonomic system response to submaximal test in children with cerebral palsy. Pediatr Phys Ther. 29(2):125-128, 2017.
Berger I, Slobodin O, Cassuto H. Usefulness and validity of continuous performance tests in the diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder children. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 32(1): 81-93, 2017.
Cohen-Israel M, Berger I, Martonovich EY, Klinger G, Stahl B, Linder N. Short- and long-term complications of in utero exposure to lamotrigine. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 84(1): 189-194, 2018.
Cohen-Cymberknoh M, Tanny T, Breuer O, Blau H, Kadosh D, Mussaffi H, Gartner S, Salinas A, Bentur L, Nir V, Gur M, Reiter J, Shoseyov D, Kerem E, Berger I. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in patients with cystic fibrosis. J of Cystic Fibrosis. 17(2): 281-285, 2018.
Hahn-Markowitz J, Berger I, Manor I, Maeir A. Cognitive-Functional (Cog-Fun) dyadic intervention for children with ADHD and their parents: impact on parenting self-efficacy. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr. 38(4):444-456, 2018.
Harel T, Quek DQY, Wong BH, Cazenave-Gassiot A, Wenk MR, Fan H, Berger I, Shmueli D, Shaag A, Silver DL, Elpeleg O, Edvardson S. Homozygous mutation in MFSD2A, encoding a lysolipid transporter for docosahexanoic acid, is associated with microcephaly and hypomyelination. Neurogenetics. 19(4):227-235, 2018.
Slobodin O, Cassuto H, Berger I. Age-related changes in distractibility: Developmental trajectory of sustained attention in ADHD. J Atten Disord. 2018 Dec;22(14):1333-1343.
Amichai T, Eylon S, Berger I, Katz-Leurer M. The impact of breathing rate on the cardiac autonomic dynamics among children with cerebral palsy compared to typically developed controls. Developmental Neurorehabilitation. 2019 Feb;22(2):98-103.
Goffer A, Cohen M, Berger I, Maeir A. Beyond academic outcomes: Occupational profile and quality of life among college students with and without ADHD. Br J Occup Therapy. 2019, Vol. 82(3) 170–178.
Kalig-Amir M, Berger I, Rigbi A, Bar-Shalita T. An exploratory study of parent-child association in sensory modulation disorder involving ADHD-related symptoms. Pediatric Research. 86(2):221-226, 2019.
Hahn-Markowitz J, Berger I, Manor I, Maeir A. Efficacy of Cognitive-Functional (Cog-Fun) occupational therapy intervention among children with ADHD: An RCT. J Atten Disord. 2020 Mar;24(5):655-666.
Peled J, Cassuto H, Berger I. Processing speed as a marker to stimulant effect in clinical sample of children with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 74(3):163-167, 2020.
Slobodin O, Blankers M, Kapitány-Fövény M, Kaye S, Berger I, Johnson B, Demetrovics Z, van der Brink W, van de Glind G. Differential diagnosis inpatients with substance use disorder and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder using CP. European Addiction Research. 26:151-161, 2020.
Choshen-Hillel S, Ishqer A, Mahameed F, Reiter J, Gozal D, Gileles-Hillel A, Berger I. Acute and chronic sleep deprivation in residents – cognition and stress biomarkers. Medical Education – accepted for publication.
Berger I, Dakwar-Kawar O, Grossman ES, Nahum M, Cohen Kadosh R. Scaffolding the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Brain Using Transcranial Direct Current and Random Noise Stimulation: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Neurophysiology; 132:699-707, 2021.
Gillentine MA, Wang T, ……Berger I,………….Eichler EE (97 authors). Rare deleterious mutations of HNRNP genes result in shared neurodevelopmental disorders. Genome Medicine; 13(1):63, 2021. doi: 10.1186/s13073-021-00870-6.
Damari E, Farfel A. Berger I, Ron R, Yeshayahu Y. Pediatric residents' perception of medical education, general wellness and patient care following the shortening of shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Israel Medical Association Journal; 23:214-218, 2021.
Lavi E, Maree A, Eisenstein EM, Wexler I, Berger I#, Berkun Y#. (#Equal contribution). Increased prevalence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptomatology in patients with Familial Mediterranean Fever. Modern Rheumatology – accepted for publication.
Editorials and reviews
Ofek-Shlomai N, Berger I. Inflammatory injury to the neonatal brain - what can we do? Front Pediatr. Apr 9;2:30, 2014.
Haimov-Kochman R, Berger I. Cognitive functions of regularly cycling women may differ throughout the month, depending on sex hormone status; A possible explanation to conflicting results of studies of ADHD in females. Front Hum Neurosci. Apr 1; 8:191, 2014.
Berger I, Remington A, Leitner Y, Leviton A. Brain Development and the attention spectrum (Editorial). Front Hum Neurosci. Feb 5;9:23, 2015.pages: 1-2.
Ofek-Shlomai N, Berger I. Neonatal neurology. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 9(1):23-38, 2016. (Open Access).