Dr. Berliner is Chief of Hematology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She received her medical degree from Yale Medical School, and obtained training as a Resident in Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine Chief Resident, and Hematology Fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She then spent 20 years on the faculty of the Yale University School of Medicine, where she rose through the ranks to Professor of Internal Medicine and Genetics. She has broad clinical interests in both classical hematology and hematologic malignancies. Her research is focused on the regulation of neutrophil-specific gene expression and its disruption in myelodysplasia and acute leukemia, and on the pathogenesis of anemia in the elderly. She has served on the Editorial Boards of Blood, the European Journal of Hematology, and the American Journal of Hematology. She received the Stohlman Prize from the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society of America. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the American Clinical and Climatological Society, and the Interurban Clinical Club, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American College of Physicians. She was President of the American Society of Hematology in 2009. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2011.
Dr. Berliner is the author of more than 70 original articles and editor and author of more than 70 chapters and text books on hematology. She has had grant funding from the NIH for over 25 years, as well as grants from the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is a former Stohlman Scholar of the Leukemia Society. She has served on Study sections for the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, and for NHLBI and NIDDK. She served on the Board of Scientific Counselors at NHLBI for five years, and is currently on the NHLBI Board of External Experts.