Speaker Series - Murray Berall

Prep Parents Organization and the Parents Organization

Performance From ZZZs to A

Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm, Weston Hall

Dr. Murray Berall was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He studied genetics at McGill University and attended medical school at Dalhousie University. He completed his post-graduate education in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Toronto. In 1987, he became the first Ortho Fellow in Renal Transplantation at the Toronto General Hospital.

Dr. Berall served as president of the medical staff at Northwestern General Hospital for four years, followed by his role as the first medical staff president of Humber River Hospital. He was the first Director of Dialysis at HRH and helped oversee the creation of the initial program.

He has helped develop teaching tools for specialists and family doctors on the management of CKD, Diabetes, Lipids and Hypertension, Hyponatremia, Gout and Atrial Fibrillation.

His present interest is in the field of sleep medicine, its impact and management in the hypertensive patient, and its role in creating morbidity in patients with CKD. Dr Berall completed his training in sleep medicine, attending the Stanford School of Sleep Medicine, Paolo Alto, California. Dr Berall has helped to provide sleep medicine/nephrology to underserviced northern Ontario. He is actively engaged in research in the field of sleep medicine, the impact of fluid shifts on OSA and the relationship to ESRD and CKD patients. Most recently, he is now looking at sleep and athletic performance.