Dr. Berta joined Queen of the Valley as the new Medical Director of Neurosurgery
for the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in fall 2016. His
expertise includes minimally invasive spine surgery and spine fusion alternatives.
He is excited to champion Napa’s neuroscience program and brings
years of clinical experience to the role.
Dr. Berta is also on UCSF’s faculty as the Assistant Clinical Professor
in the Department of Neurological Surgery. He completed his neurosurgery
residency as well as a spine fellowship at Stanford University Hospital.
He holds master’s degrees from two Ivy Leagues Universities, Princeton
and University of Pennsylvania, in chemistry and biomedical engineering
respectively. He has also served as a Lieutenant in the Unites States
Professor Berta is the recipient of multiple industry and patient awards
and is widely published in the field of neurosurgery. Recently, he launched
two internationally renowned textbooks in neurosurgery, where the cranial
edition won the 2015 Prose Award for best medical publication.
Dr. Berta’s neurosurgical techniques including procedures on a famous
jockey and former NFL player have been featured on television and news
outlets across the country, such as CNN & USA Today.