Dr. Michael Berger


Clinical Assistant Professor


Neuromuscular Disease, Electromyography and Nerve Conduction testing, Spinal Cord Injury.

Clinic / Hospital:

Consulting Physiatrist for Vancouver Coastal Health and Vancouver Island Health Authority. Consultant with BC Centre for Complex Nerve Injury and Victoria Combined Spasticity and Nerve Injury Clinic.


For information about Dr. Berger’s Research Program see his iCORD profile page. For research opportunities in Dr. Berger’s laboratory please contact: admin@ICORD.org

For information about clinical elective opportunities, please contact Dr. Berger’s clinical office: sports1@rebalancemd.com

Dr. Mike Berger completed his Honors Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Western University in London, ON, Canada, where he was the recipient of the Michael S. Yuhasz Gold Medal. He then attended the combined MD/PhD program at Western University, completing his PhD in the Integrated Physiology of Exercise (2011) and undergraduate medial training (2013). Dr. Berger then went on to complete residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia. In his final year of training, he completed sub-speciality training in electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular medicine, in the Neuromuscular Diseases Unit at Vancouver General Hospital. Dr. Berger is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is a Diplomate of the Canadian Society for Clinical Neurophysiology (certified in EMG).

Since completion of training in 2018, Dr. Berger is a consultant physiatrist with both Island Health Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, practicing with hospital privileges in both Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Berger is also consultant physiatrist with two provincial complex nerve injury programs- the BC Centre for Complex Nerve Injury (Vancouver) and the Victoria Combined Spasticity and Nerve Injury Clinic- where he provides physiatric and electrodiagnostic consultations in close collaboration with his neurology and surgery colleagues, for patients with traumatic nerve injuries and spinal cord injuries. His clinical practice is focused on neuromuscular diseases and electrodiagnosis, including patients with ALS, inflammatory neuromuscular diseases and common sports medicine conditions.

In 2019, Dr. Berger was the recipient of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute Mentored Clinician-Scientist Award (2019-2021), which provides salary protected time for research. He was also appointed as a Principal Investigator at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), a consortium of researchers in spinal cord injury. Dr. Berger has an active research laboratory using non-invasive neuromuscular assessment techniques to examine the effects of neurotrauma, surgical interventions and rehabilitation strategies, on various aspects of the neuromuscular system. To date, Dr. Berger has ~50 peer reviewed publications and abstracts, several invited presentations and has received several research grants.