David Berman, MD, PhD

David Berman
  • Director, Queen's Cancer Research Institute
  • 3rd Floor, Queen's Cancer Research Institute
  • Kingston, ON
  • K7L 3N6
  • Telephone: 613-533-6000 x 75218
  • E-Mail: bermand@queensu.ca

Faculty Bio

Principal Investigator, CBG Division

David M. Berman, MD, PhD, Professor
Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Division of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Cancer Research Institute
Queen's University

Adjunct Faculty, Departments of Pathology, Oncology, and Urology

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Mailing address:
18 Stuart St., 329 Botterell Hall
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


Office: 613-533-6000 ext 75218
Mobile: 613-329-1410


@Virchow on Twitter

David M Berman
(Director, Principal Investigator, and Professor of Pathology, Urology, and Oncology) gave up his role as a New York City bicycle maven to pursue MD and PhD degrees at U.T. Southwestern where he cloned the cDNA for the enzyme 5-alpha reductase and elucidated its role in prostate development. He then performed anatomic pathology and subspecialty training in urologic pathology at Johns Hopkins, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Biology and Genetics. He ran a research laboratory at Johns Hopkins University for 9 years prior to moving the laboratory to Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. His research focuses on high impact biomarkers in prostate and bladder cancer. He performs diagnostic surgical pathology one week per month and devotes the rest of his professional efforts to research. David’s hobbies include playing barista for his wife Peggy and his friends and co-workers, wave-jumping with his two daughters, and swimming.

Last Modified: 2018-01-16