Dr. Berliner is the H. Franklin Bunn Professor of Medicine and 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 National Academy of Medicine, the American Clinical and Climatological Society, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, 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 is the author of more than 150 original articles, reviews and chapters.
She was President of the American Society of Hematology in 2009. She served as the Deputy Editor of the journal Blood from 2012-2019 and became Editor in Chief in January, 2020.