Dr. Berti is a Board-Certified (ABNS) neurosurgeon who practices adult and pediatric Neurological Surgery. He specializes in minimally-invasive and complex spine surgery, microsurgery and stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spine tumors, arterio-venous malformations, and trigeminal neuralgia. He is experienced in neuromodulation therapies for the control of intractable, chronic pain, and has been a pioneer in the use of CyberKnife and Gamma Knife technologies in Florida and abroad.

Dr. Berti was born in Lima, Peru, and received his medical degree at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos’ San Fernando School of Medicine. Founded in May 12, 1551, it is the oldest university in the Americas, and one of the oldest universities in the world. Dr. Berti was trained as a pediatric neurosurgeon in Peru by Dr. Manuel Pizarro, and then moved to the United States in 1974 to complete his neurosurgical internship year at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL under Dr. Anthony Raimondi. He completed his Neurosurgical Residency Program at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, FL under the Chairmanship of Dr. Hubert L. Rosomoff, and Professor Barth Green. He was appointed Chief Resident in his final year of residency.

Following his training, Dr. Berti joined the medical staff of Cedars Medical Center and opened the Miami Neurosurgical Center in 1981. Dr. Berti was appointed Vice Chairman of Surgery at Cedars from 1997 to 1998 and Chairman of Surgery from 1998 to 2000. He was also appointed Chairman of the Operating Room Committee for Miami Children’s Hospital in 1985, among other hospital administrative duties, all the while maintaining a healthy private practice. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Miami Neurosurgical Institute.

Dr. Berti operates in Lima, Peru, where he founded and directs the “Instituto de Neurocirugía, Neurología y Rehabilitación” (INNER), a neuroscience clinic and rehabilitation center.

Radiosurgical and Non-invasive Specialty:

Dr. Berti has practiced Gamma Knife surgery since 1994. He was the pioneer of CyberKnife technology in Florida, assisting in the opening of CyberKnife Center of Miami in 2003. He helped Mercy Hospital establish its CyberKnife Institute in 2010 and was Medical Director until 2013. He has performed over 3,000 radiosurgeries on patients with brain tumors, spine tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, and arterio venous malformations (AVMs), and continues to stay on the forefront of this emerging field.

He maintains international ties with INNER, where he practices his philosophy of prevention and minimally-invasive procedures and emphasizes rehabilitation for his patients with holistic, well-rounded treatments as inspired by the philosophy of his mentor, Dr. H. L. Rosomoff.

Affiliations and publications:

Dr. Berti has surgical privileges at the University of Miami Hospital, South Miami Hospital (a Baptist Health System Hospital), Palmetto General Hospital. He has also served as Chief of Neurosurgery, Chief of the Department of Surgery, and as member of the Board of Cedars Medical Center. He has been Voluntary Faculty Member of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine from 1980 until 2013. His affiliation with all these hospitals affords his patients flexibility in choosing locations for care.

Dr. Berti is also an international lecturer who regularly hosts and presents at symposia around the world. The latest Symposium was done on March of 2014. Please visit the link to the right for his lecture schedule. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of neurosurgery and politics. An insatiable traveler, chef de cuisine, and musician, Dr. Berti is a humanitarian committed to a number of causes. He founded and donated the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit at the former Cedars Medical Center (now the University of Miami Hospital. He also trained a network of over 60 physicians from Central and South America in tutorial program in Miami, FL.

Dr. Berti has co-authored two books with provocative proposals for a better world. He is currently a Past President of the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce