Cherisse Berry, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Dr. Cherisse Berry, born and raised in Kansas City, MO, completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience with a minor in French at the Johns Hopkins University. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Biology at Harvard University, Medical Degree at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, and General Surgery Residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She spent three years at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/University of Maryland where she completed an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship and Trauma Research Fellowship before joining the Division of Acute Care Surgery at New York University Grossman School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Berry is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Berry has had a formidable interest in research and trauma systems. She is a NIH-funded investigator with a recently funded R01 entitled “Health Equity in emergency Trauma Care: Analysis of Disparities in the Pre-Hospital Emergency Trauma Care System”.

She has 90 peer-reviewed published manuscripts/book chapters/editorials/commentaries, received the 2021 AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award and the 2016 Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) Trauma Research Scholarship. She has held numerous leadership roles on various local, regional, and national committees including Secretary of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors Executive Committee, Chair of the Fiscal Affairs Committee for the College, and Chair of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) DEI Committee as well as institutional leadership roles at NYU including Division Chief of Acute Care Surgery, Medical Director of the Inpatient Surgery unit, and Associate Trauma Medical Director. Dr. Berry is a surgeon scientist committed to ending racial and ethnic health disparities and to closing the gap in achieving health equity. Dr. Berry is married to her husband Freddie and has two young sons, Jaden (7 years old) and Christian (4 years old).