Martin Russel Berk, MD-Cardiology - Dallas, TX

Martin Russel Berk, MD

A member of Texas Health Physicians Group

Primary Location
Texas Health Heart and Vascular Specialists
8440 Walnut Hill Ln
POB 4, Ste 400
DallasTX 75231
Hospital Affiliations
Texas Health Dallas
Texas Health Rockwall
Accepting New Patients
Available for Virtual Visits
  • About Me
    In Practice Since
    Dallas County Medical Society
    University of Kentucky Medical Center-MED
    University of Witwatersrand Medical School Johannesburg SA
    Johannesburg Gen Hospital
    University of Witwatersrand Medical School Johannesburg SA
    Dr. Martin Berk is a native of South Africa who immigrated to the United States in 1986. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1977. He received his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology in South Africa under Dr. John Barlow in 1983. In 1986, Dr. Berk then moved to Lexington, Kentucky and completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington under Dr. Anthony Demaria. In Kentucky, Dr. Berk was director of the heart failure program and participated in starting a heart transplant program. In addition, for the next 5 1/2 years he remained in Lexington on faculty and was part of the NHLBI balloon valvuloplasty program.

    In 1992, Dr. Berk moved to Dallas, Texas to join CIVA. He also established the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Dallas, which he still directs today. In addition, he has completed and participated as a principal investigator in multiple cardiology clinical trials. During this time, he has been head of the echocardiography program and director of the heart failure program at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Currently, Dr. Berk is chairman of the IRB at Texas Healthcare Resources. Including all Presbyterian Hospitals and Harris Methodist hospitals in North Texas.

    In addition, he is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, echocardiography, as well as advanced heart failure and transplantation. Dr. Berk has a busy general cardiology private practice and is part of many cardiology trials dealing with heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and coronary artery disease. He has participated in presenting over 60 publications at important cardiology congresses, is an author on 34 manuscripts, and has been a principal investigator in over 100 cardiology trials. As the director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Dallas, affiliated with his private practice, CIVA, he has been and is the principal investigator on many important research studies. These studies, such as Merit, PRAISE, PROMISE, LIFE, as well as studies with Dofetilide (Tikosyn) and Sotalol, to name a few, have fundamentally changed the treatment of heart disease over the past 15 years.

    In conclusion, Dr. Berk remains a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of chest physicians, and the American Society of echocardiography. He still continues his teaching and lectures extensively on heart failure, anticoagulation, and newer cholesterol lowering drugs.

    Texas Monthly Super Doctor 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Additional Locations
    Cardiology & Interventional Vascular Assoc
    4215 Joe Ramsey Blvd
    Ste 105
    Greenville, TX 75401
  • Insurance Accepted
    • Aetna Medicare Adv HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Adv PPO
    • Aetna TX HealthAetna HMO
    • Aetna TX HealthAetna POS
    • Aetna TX HealthAetna PPO
    • Amerigroup Medicaid STAR
    • Amerigroup Medicaid STAR Kids
    • Amerigroup Medicaid STAR Plus
    • Amerigroup Medicare Adv HMO
    • Amerigroup Medicare Adv MMP
    • Amerigroup Medicare Adv PPO
    • Amerigroup Medicare Adv SNP
    • BCBS Par Number
    • BCBS UT Connect HMO
    • Blue Advantage HMO
    • Blue Choice POS
    • Blue Choice PPO
    • Blue Essentials (HMO Blue)
    • Blue Medicare Advantage HMO
    • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
    • Care N Care Medicare Advantage HMO
    • Care N Care Medicare Advantage PPO
    • Childrens Medical Center Health Plan Medicaid StarKids
    • Cigna Commercial HMO
    • Cigna Commercial OA
    • Cigna Commercial OAP
    • Cigna Commercial PPO
    • Cigna HealthSpring PPO Medicare Adv
    • City of Euless
    • City of Rockwall
    • Coventry First Health PPO
    • Galaxy Health Network PPO
    • HealthScope (DART)
    • HealthSmart PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Commercial OA
    • Humana ChoiceCare Commercial POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Commercial PPO
    • Humana HMO Medicare Adv
    • Humana PPO Medicare Adv
    • Medicare Dallas
    • Medicare Railroad
    • Medicare Rest Of Texas
    • Molina Medicaid Star Plans
    • Molina Medicaid Star Plus Plans
    • Molina Medicare Adv HMO
    • Molina Medicare Adv MMP
    • Molina Medicare Adv PPO
    • Molina Medicare Adv SNP
    • MultiPlan (Beech Street) PPO
    • ProCare Advantage Medicare HMO
    • QuickTrip HMO
    • Superior Medicaid Chip Plans
    • Superior Medicaid Star Plans
    • Superior Medicaid StarHealth Plans
    • Superior Medicaid StarPlus Plans
    • Superior Medicare Adv HMO
    • Superior Medicare Adv MMP
    • Superior Medicare Adv PPO
    • Superior Medicare Adv SNP
    • SWHR NextGenACO 2019
    • SWHR NextGenACO 2020
    • SWHR TexasHealth Aetna ACO
    • Tricare Humana Military Prime
    • Tricare Humana Military Standard
    • TriWest Choice VA
    • UHC AARP NTSP Medicare
    • UHC Commercial HMO
    • UHC Commercial POS
    • UHC Commercial PPO
    • USA Commercial PPO
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