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Sarah L. Berga

Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo


Infertility; stress-induced amenorrhea; in vitro fertilization, reproductive hormones and brain health; COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy

Portrait of Sarah L. Berga, University at Buffalo reproductive medicine expert.

Sarah L. Berga is an expert in reproductive medicine, with a focus on how stress can affect fertility and women’s reproductive health.

She can speak to media about how mental health affects reproduction and infertility, as well as stress-induced hypothalamic hypogonadism or absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea). She can also discuss in vitro fertilization, perimenopause, hormone therapies and polycystic ovary syndrome.

Additionally, Berga can comment on how COVID-19 has affected women’s lives and pregnancies. Her work has included leading an effort to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates among pregnant women in Western New York.

Berga’s research focuses on determining the neuroendocrine mechanisms mediating stress-induced reproductive compromise and the impact of sex hormones on brain health.


Sarah L. Berga, MD
Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
President, UBMD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health Program Development, Kaleida Health