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Kent B. Berg, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact Information

Department of Anesthesiology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
PO Box 100254
1600 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610

Office Phone:

Office: 352-273-6575


Dr. Kent Berg is an Associate Professor in Anesthesiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular Anesthesia. Following his residency in Anesthesiology and his fellowship in Cardiovascular Anesthesiology at the University of Florida; Dr. Berg joined the Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Amherst College. He received both his master’s in business administration and medical degree from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.

He is certified by Edwards Lifesciences for Anesthetic Management of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Repair (TAVR). He is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography for special competence in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Berg is responsible for anesthetizing our UF Health Shands Hospital patients who present for a variety of cardiac and thoracic operations such as coronary bypass graft surgery, heart valve replacements or valvuloplasty, heart and lung transplantation, cardiac catheterization, and other surgeries.

His interest and specializations includes Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, Interrogation of Cardiac Implantable Electronic devices, Pacemakers, and AICDs, Trauma Anesthesia, General Anesthesia, and Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair.



2009 Fellowship, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2008 Residency, Anesthesiology University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
2004 MBA Tufts University School of Medicine Boston MA
2004 MD Tufts University School of Medicine Boston MA


Clinical/Research Interests

Cardiovascular anesthesiology


Awards and Honors

2014-2105 UF Leadership Academy – Invited Participant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2010, 2012 Shands Quality Key Award (for quality clinical service), Gainesville, FL
2004 Excellence in Academics & Leadership, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA
2002 Best MD/MBA Project and Presentation, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA
2000-2004 Clinical Honors: Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
2000-2004 Preclinical Honors;  Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Psychopathology, and Nutrition, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
1997-1998  William C. Young Prize in Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Berg KB, Klodell CK. Outflow graft thrombectomy during HeartMate II left ventricular assist device exchange. Euro J Cardiothorac Surg. [Accepted: 2014 June 6]
  • Reed H(r), Berg KB, Janelle GM: Aortic surgery and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest – anesthetic update. Sem Card Vasc Anes. 2014 May 29;18(2):137-145.
  • Martin AD, Joseph AM, Beaver TM, Smith BK, Martin TD, Berg K, Hess PJ, Deoghare HV, Leeuwenburgh C.: Effect of intermittent phrenic nerve stimulation during cardiothoracic surgery on mitochondrial respiration in the human diaphragm. Crit Care Med. 2014 February; 42:e152-6.
  • Berg K: Post-operative respiratory depression/pacemakers and AICDs. Audio-Digest Anesthesiology, Vol 55; Issue 10.
2013 March 14,
ISSN 0271-1265.
  • Berg KB, Janelle GM: Review: descending thoracic aortic surgery—update on mortality, morbidity, risk assessment and management. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2012 August;18(4):393-8.
  • Berg, K (Chapter Editor): Cardiovascular Anesthesia; JavMed In-Training Exam (ITE) Master, 2012; Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada. Available on iTunes at .
  • Sidhu M(m), Berg K: The patient visits program: A strategy to highlight patient satisfaction and refocus organizational culture. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 2002 November;28(11):605-613.
  • Warren D(g), Heilpern A(g), Berg K, Rosenberg N: The carboxyl terminus of v-abl protein can augment SH2 domain function. J Virol. 2000 May;74(10):4495-504.​