Michael Scott Berkoben, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Road - Suite 605, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 660-6860
Email address berko004@mc.duke.edu

As a clinician/educator in the Division of Nephrology, my clinical activities are mainly focused on the care of patients with end-stage renal disease. I am a Medical Director of a dialysis unit in Henderson, NC which cares for approximately 155 patients. I am a rounding nephrologist at a dialysis unit in Warrenton, NC where I and my partners care for roughly 35 patients. When at Duke, my clinical activities are focused on inpatient care of maintenance dialysis patients and general consultative nephrology. In addition, I see outpatients with a variety of nephrologic problems (chronic kidney disease, proteinuria, and hypertension) in the Private Diagnostic Clinic. I mentor fellows in this outpatient clinic.  In recent years, I have been an attending physician for a Duke General Medicine inpatient service six weeks per year.

In regard to educational activities, I am a lecturer for Normal Body, the physiology course for first-year medical students.  I am the course director for Fluids and Electrolytes, an elective course for third- and fourth-year medical students.  I give several lectures per year for our Lecture Series for Renal Fellows.

Key words: end-stage renal disease, vascular access for hemodialysis, renal osteodystrophy, consultative Nephrology.

Education and Training

  • Fellow in Nephrology, Medicine, Duke University, 1989 - 1992
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1986 - 1989
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1986

Publications

Reisinger, N, and Berkoben, M. "Volume disorders and assessment." In Nephrology Secrets: Fourth Edition, 487-500. March 30, 2018.

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Roberts, JK, Chudgar, SM, Engle, D, McClain, EK, Jakoi, E, Berkoben, M, and Lehrich, RW. "Digital chalk-talk videos improve knowledge and satisfaction in renal physiology." Advances in Physiology Education 42, no. 1 (March 2018): 146-151.

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29446313
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Farber, A, Tan, T-W, Hu, B, Dember, LM, Beck, GJ, Dixon, BS, Kusek, JW, Feldman, HI, Dialysis Access Consortium (DAC) Study Group, , and Dialysis Access Consortium DAC Study Group, . "The effect of location and configuration on forearm and upper arm hemodialysis arteriovenous grafts." November 2015.

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26254823
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Cheung, AK, Sarnak, MJ, Yan, G, Berkoben, M, Heyka, R, Kaufman, A, Lewis, J, Rocco, M, Toto, R, Windus, D, Ornt, D, Levey, AS, and HEMO Study Group, . "Cardiac diseases in maintenance hemodialysis patients: results of the HEMO Study." Kidney International 65, no. 6 (June 2004): 2380-2389.

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15149351
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Berkoben, M. "Patient mortality in chronic dialysis: Comparisons between hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis." Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension 8, no. 6 (1999): 681-683.

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10630813
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Berkoben, M, and Schwab, S. "Dialysis or transplantation: Fitting the treatment to the patient." Annual Review of Medicine 50 (1999): 193-205.

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10073272
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Kovalik, EC, Raymond, JR, Albers, FJ, Berkoben, M, Butterly, DW, Montella, B, and Conlon, PJ. "A clustering of epidural abscesses in chronic hemodialysis patients: risks of salvaging access catheters in cases of infection." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : Jasn 7, no. 10 (October 1996): 2264-2267.

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8915989
Scholars@Duke

Indridason, OS, Thomas, L, and Berkoben, M. "Medullary sponge kidney associated with congenital hemihypertrophy." Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 7, no. 8 (1996): 1123-1130.

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8866402
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Berkoben, M, and Provenzale, J. "A hemodialysis patient with excruciating back pain." Seminars in Dialysis 9, no. 3 (1996): 286-288.

Scholars@Duke

Berkoben, M, and Schwab, SJ. "Maintenance of permanent hemodialysis vascular access patency." ANNA journal / American Nephrology Nurses" Association 22, no. 1 (1995): 17-24.

PMID
7598559
Scholars@Duke

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