Dr. Christoph T Berger, MD - Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Christoph T Berger

MD

Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital

United States

Additional Specialties: Internal Medicine / Immunology

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Dr. Christoph T Berger, MD - Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Christoph T Berger

MD

Introduction

Primary Affiliation: Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital - United States

Additional Specialties:

Education

Jan 1996 - Jan 2002
University Basel
MD

Experience

Jan 2008 - Nov 2011
Massachusetts General Hospital
PostDoc
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
Jul 2007 - Dec 2007
Universitätsspital Basel
PostDoc Intensive Care Lab
Biomedicine
Jan 2007 - Jun 2007
Universitätsspital Basel
Clinical Fellow/MD
Clinical Immunology
Jul 2006 - Dec 2006
Universitätsspital Zürich
Clinical Fellow/MD
Clinical Immunology
May 2005 - Jun 2006
Universitätsspital Basel
Resident/MD
Internal Medicine
Mar 2003 - Apr 2005
Kantonsspital Baselland
Resident/MD
Internal Medicine
Apr 2014
Universität Basel Departement Biomedizin
Research Group Leader
Translational Immunology Lab
Dec 2011
Universitätsspital Basel
Attending / MD
Medical Outpatient Clinic

Publications

41Publications

1024Reads

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459PubMed Central Citations

Serial IL-6 measurements in patients with tocilizumab-treated large-vessel vasculitis detect infections and may predict early relapses.

Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Jul 22;78(7):1012-1014. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214704DOI Listing
July 2019
25 Reads
10.377 Impact Factor

Vessel wall plasticity in large vessel giant cell arteritis: an ultrasound follow-up study.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2019 May;58(5):792-797

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key383DOI Listing
May 2019
39 Reads
4.475 Impact Factor

Computational Strategies for Dissecting the High-Dimensional Complexity of Adaptive Immune Repertoires.

Front Immunol 2018 21;9:224. Epub 2018 Feb 21.

Department for Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.00224DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5826328PMC
March 2019
12 Reads
3 Citations

Nano-scale microfluidics to study 3D chemotaxis at the single cell level.

PLoS One 2018 7;13(6):e0198330. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Department of Biomedicine, Basel University and University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0198330PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5991685PMC
December 2018
30 Reads
3.234 Impact Factor

[18F]FDG positron emission tomography in patients presenting with suspicion of giant cell arteritis-lessons from a vasculitis clinic.

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 08;19(8):933-940

Department of Rheumatology, University Basel Hospital, Petersgraben 4, Basel 4031 Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jex259DOI Listing
August 2018
8 Reads
1 Citation
3.670 Impact Factor

The clinical benefit of imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of giant cell arteritis.

Swiss Med Wkly 2018 Aug 22;148:w14661. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4414/smw.2018.14661DOI Listing
August 2018
3 Reads

Serum neurofilament light chain: a biomarker of neuronal injury in vasculitic neuropathy.

Ann Rheum Dis 2018 07 25;77(7):1093-1094. Epub 2017 Jul 25.

Clinic for Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212045DOI Listing
July 2018
26 Reads
10.380 Impact Factor

Trametinib after disease reactivation under dabrafenib in Erdheim-Chester disease with both and mutations.

Blood 2017 02 9;129(7):879-882. Epub 2016 Dec 9.

Rheumatology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1182/blood-2016-09-740217DOI Listing
February 2017
44 Reads
5 Citations
10.452 Impact Factor

HLA-C levels impact natural killer cell subset distribution and function.

Hum Immunol 2016 Dec 10;77(12):1147-1153. Epub 2016 Aug 10.

Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humimm.2016.08.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6684021PMC
December 2016
46 Reads
4 Citations
2.140 Impact Factor

A 'Too Negative' ANA Test Predicts Antibody Deficiency.

J Clin Immunol 2016 05 10;36(4):374-6. Epub 2016 Mar 10.

Division Medical Immunology, Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10875-016-0262-9DOI Listing
May 2016
8 Reads
3.184 Impact Factor

Neglected for too long? - CD8+ Tregs release NOX2-loaded vesicles to inhibit CD4+ T cells.

J Clin Invest 2016 05 18;126(5):1646-8. Epub 2016 Apr 18.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1172/JCI87429DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4855932PMC
May 2016
5 Reads
2 Citations
13.215 Impact Factor

Chronic HCV infection affects the NK cell phenotype in the blood more than in the liver.

PLoS One 2014 22;9(8):e105950. Epub 2014 Aug 22.

Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0105950PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4141847PMC
March 2016
50 Reads
8 Citations
3.234 Impact Factor

Immune screening identifies novel T cell targets encoded by antisense reading frames of HIV-1.

J Virol 2015 Apr 14;89(7):4015-9. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

IrsiCaixa AIDS Research Institute-HIVACAT, Hospital Germans Trias I Pujol, Badalona, Spain Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats (ICREA), Barcelona, Spain University of Vic and Central University of Catalonia, Vic, Catalonia, Spain Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JVI.03435-14DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4403399PMC
April 2015
18 Reads
4 Citations
4.440 Impact Factor

Diagnosis at your fingertips: splinters and microemboli--is it SLE?

Lupus 2015 Mar 6;24(3):341-2. Epub 2014 Nov 6.

Medical Outpatient Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland Rheumatology Clinic, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961203314558862DOI Listing
March 2015
4 Reads
2.200 Impact Factor

Incidence and prognostic implications of diplopia in patients with giant cell arteritis.

J Rheumatol 2014 Jul;41(7):1562-4

Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3899/jrheum.130983DOI Listing
July 2014
10 Reads
3.190 Impact Factor

[Better vaccinations - new approaches for targeted immunomodulation in healthy and immunosuppressed].

Ther Umsch 2014 Jan;71(1):5-15

Medizinische Poliklinik, Impfsprechstunde, Universitätsspital Basel und Immunobiologie Labor, Department Biomedizin, Universitätsspital Basel.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a000476DOI Listing
January 2014
21 Reads

IL28B polymorphisms as a pretreatment predictor of response to HCV treatment.

Infect Dis Clin North Am 2012 Dec;26(4):863-77

Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02129, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idc.2012.08.010DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3730261PMC
December 2012
10 Reads
2 Citations
2.733 Impact Factor

Single-cell analysis of the dynamics and functional outcomes of interactions between human natural killer cells and target cells.

Integr Biol (Camb) 2012 Oct;4(10):1175-84

Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c2ib20167dDOI Listing
October 2012
9 Reads
25 Citations
3.760 Impact Factor

A 17q12 allele is associated with altered NK cell subsets and function.

J Immunol 2012 Apr 15;188(7):3315-22. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

Program in Translational NeuroPsychiatric Genomics, Institute for the Neurosciences, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1102775DOI Listing
April 2012
28 Reads
7 Citations
4.922 Impact Factor

High-functional-avidity cytotoxic T lymphocyte responses to HLA-B-restricted Gag-derived epitopes associated with relative HIV control.

J Virol 2011 Sep 13;85(18):9334-45. Epub 2011 Jul 13.

AIDS Research Institute, Fundació IrsiCaixa-HIVACAT, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Ctra. del Canyet s/n, 08916 Badalona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JVI.00460-11DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3165743PMC
September 2011
39 Reads
54 Citations
4.440 Impact Factor

Decreased Fc receptor expression on innate immune cells is associated with impaired antibody-mediated cellular phagocytic activity in chronically HIV-1 infected individuals.

Virology 2011 Jul 12;415(2):160-7. Epub 2011 May 12.

Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (formerly known as Partners AIDS Research Center of Massachusetts General Hospital), Boston, MA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.virol.2011.03.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3112178PMC
July 2011
14 Reads
25 Citations
3.321 Impact Factor

Natural killer cells in spontaneous control of HIV infection.

Curr Opin HIV AIDS 2011 May;6(3):208-13

Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Infectious Disease Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/COH.0b013e3283457798DOI Listing
May 2011
4 Reads
14 Citations
4.680 Impact Factor

A robust, high-throughput assay to determine the phagocytic activity of clinical antibody samples.

J Immunol Methods 2011 Mar 27;366(1-2):8-19. Epub 2010 Dec 27.

Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, Boston, MA, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jim.2010.12.016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3050993PMC
March 2011
36 Reads
76 Citations
2.005 Impact Factor

Maternal laboratory stress influences fetal neurobehavior: cortisol does not provide all answers.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2010 Jun;23(6):488-500

Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, Child Development Unit, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14767050903300985DOI Listing
June 2010
32 Reads
6 Citations

A patient's wish: anakinra in pregnancy.

Ann Rheum Dis 2009 Nov;68(11):1794-5

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ard.2008.105833DOI Listing
November 2009
15 Reads
9 Citations
10.380 Impact Factor

Lymphocyte counts in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis.

Rheumatol Int 2009 May 8;29(7):807-10. Epub 2008 Nov 8.

Division of Hematology, University Hospital Basel, 4031, Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-008-0762-xDOI Listing
May 2009
4 Reads
1 Citation
1.630 Impact Factor

High incidence of severe ischaemic complications in patients with giant cell arteritis irrespective of platelet count and size, and platelet inhibition.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2009 Mar 7;48(3):258-61. Epub 2009 Jan 7.

Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/ken480DOI Listing
March 2009
5 Reads
6 Citations
4.475 Impact Factor

Top co-authors

Thomas Daikeler
Thomas Daikeler

University Hospital Basel

12
Mike Recher
Mike Recher

Clinic for Primary Immunodeficiency

11
Christoph Hess
Christoph Hess

University Hospital Basel

9
Galit Alter
Galit Alter

Massachusetts General Hospital

8
Christian Brander
Christian Brander

Massachusetts General Hospital

5
Markus Aschwanden
Markus Aschwanden

University Hospital Basel

5
Matthias Mehling
Matthias Mehling

University Hospital Basel

4
Bruce D Walker
Bruce D Walker

Ragon Institute of MGH

4
Patrick C Cheney
Patrick C Cheney

Brigham and Women's Hospital

4
Qingquan Liu
Qingquan Liu

Zhejiang University

4