Dr. Ileana Berman Education & Qualifications

Dr. Ileana Berman has been a Cognitive Science Researcher for over 30 years. Her career journey initially began in Bucharest, Romania.

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Romanian-born Dr. Ileana Berman established the foundation of her career at the Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest, Romania.  Finishing her studies strong, Ileana Berman graduated in the top 3% of her class in 1984.

Also known as the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the Romanian institution is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the country.  Established in 1694, the University has prepared students for careers in health sciences for over three centuries. Dr. Berman is proud to have graduated from one of the most prestigious academic institutions in all of Eastern Europe.

Postdoctoral Training

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Following her medical school commencement, Dr. Ileana Berman relocated to the United States to pursue her postdoctoral training.  In 1986, Dr. Berman began a four year internship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York as part of a Residency Training Program.  This experience helped to refine her focus as a medical researcher in the direction of cognitive science. In 1990, she took on a Clinical Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. 

During her residency experiences, Dr. Ileana Berman’s cognitive science research developed a more specific focus.  Her direct involvement in studies on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms in patients with Schizophrenia set the direction for her career.  Since then, Dr. Berman’s work as a Cognitive Science Researcher has focused primarily on the connections between Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Schizophrenia.  Over the years, she has been revered by her medical field colleagues for her findings.

Licenses & Certifications

Dr. Ileana Berman maintains the following licenses and certifications:

  • New York State Medical License (1989 — present)
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (1990 — present)
  • American Board of Neurology (1991 — present)