“The pursuit of happiness is about enjoying the journey, not obsessing about the destination.”
A board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Paul Bergh is an associate clinical professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Bergh earned his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (now the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai). His areas of specialty include improving infertility diagnosis and treatment, particularly in the areas of diminished ovarian reserve, assessing embryonic competence, recurrent miscarriages and third-party reproduction.
Dr. Bergh came to reproductive endocrinology by way of radiology, his initial area of practice. While performing imaging for infertility patients, he became fascinated by what was then an emerging field, and decided to change specialties. During the 15 years since Dr. Bergh co-founded RMANJ, and for seven years prior to that, he says his working relationship with founding partners Dr. Richard Scott and Dr. Michael Drews has thrived because of their ability to strike a successful balance. “In some practices, pride and personalities can get in the way,” he says. “Our mix works because we each bring something different to the table and we are all focused on one thing, which is the absolute best care for the patient.” Dr. Bergh says this may be the patient they see in the office today, or someone who knocks on your door months or years later on the road to paternity. “We have to give something back, to find ways we can improve patient care through clinical research,” he says. “Even if it isn’t going to help immediately, it will in the future.” Dr. Bergh also applies this unrelenting drive to his personal life. An avid athlete, he often gets up before dawn to exercise, and can be seen sailing, biking, waterskiing, or rock climbing on his days off. He says he works hard at having a good time, admitting that this often wears his family out.