David L. Berry, MD


Baylor College of MedicinefellowshipMaternal Fetal Medicine1997
John Peter Smith HospitalresidencyObstetrics & Gynecology1995
University of Texas Medical Branchmedical schoolDoctor of Medicine1991

Personal Statement

Dr. David Berry prides himself as a true maternal and fetal specialist for the normal, high-risk and complicated pregnancy. Whereas most MFM specialists only focus upon the ultrasound evaluation of the fetus, Dr. Berry cares for the whole woman and her baby. He and his staff provide personalized and individualized care for mother and unborn baby. Texas Children’s (TCH) - Austin Perinatal provides comfort and reassurance to women with a normal pregnancy through detailed ultrasound imaging of the fetus. We also provide comprehensive, co-ordinated, compassionate specialty care for those patients with complications of pregnancy. We care for all complications of pregnancy, from gestational diabetes and hypertension to care for patients with organ transplants or cancer in pregnancy. Dr. Berry has personally cared for innumerable sets of twins, hundreds of sets of triplets, many quadruplets and five sets of quintuplets. He is the physician in central Texas to care for patients with histories of recurrent pregnancy loss or history of second trimester loss (14 - 28 weeks) including unusual presentations of cervical insufficiency or incompetent cervix. With Texas Children’s - Austin Perinatal, we put you and your baby first.

Clinical Interests:

Cervical cerclage, twins, triplets, higher-order multiple gestation, genetic disease in pregnancy, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), amniocentesis, recurrent pregnancy loss, preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes (PROM), infectious disease, cancer in pregnancy, diagnostic ultrasound, fetal cardiac imaging (echocardiography), critical care obstetrics

Research Interests:

Genetic diseases

Wound healing

Infectious disease in pregnancy

Breast cancer in pregnancy

Cerclage/Incompetent cervix

Critical care obstetrics

Selected Publications

Mendez-Figueroa H, Papanna R, Berry DL, Moise KJ Jr. Precipitated egg white as a sealant for iatrogenic preterm premature rupture of the membranes.  Am Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2010 Feb;202(2):191. PMID: 19942207.

Estella NM, Berry DL, Baker BW, Wali AT, Belfort MA. Normovolemic hemodilution before cesarean hysterectomy for placenta percreta.  Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1997 Oct;90(4 Pt 2):669-70. PMID: 11770589.

Berry DL, Theriault RL, Holmes FA, Parisi VM, Booser DJ, Singletary SE, Buzdar AU, Hortobagyi GN.  Management of breast cancer during pregnancy using a standardized protocol. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 1999 Mar;17(3):855-61.PMID: 10071276.

Saade GR, Belfort MA, Berry DL, Bui TH, Montgomery LD, Johnson A, O'Day M, Olson GL, Lindholm H, Garoff L, Moise KJ Jr. Amniotic septostomy for the treatment of twin oligohydramnios-polyhydramnios sequence. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy. 1998 Mar-Apr;13(2):86-93. PMID: 9650653.

Berry DL, Olson GL, Wen TS, Belfort MA, Moise KJ Jr. Candida chorioamnionitis: a report of two cases.  Journal of Maternal Fetal Medicine. 1997 May-Jun;6(3):151-4. PMID: 9172056.

Berry DL, LoCoco SJ, Branch DS, Kinch RA. Prevalence of HIV in a largely indigent obstetric population of Tarrant County, Texas.  Texas Medicine. 1996 Mar;92(3):72-5.PMID: 8820262.

Pernia SD, Berry DL, Redin WR, Carney DH. A synthetic peptide representing the thrombin receptor-binding domain enhances wound closure in vivo.  SAAS Bulletin of Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 1990 Jan;3:8-12.  PMID: 1369252.


Hand to Hold “For the Love of Babies” Heroes Award - 2013

Austin Monthly, Top Doctor - 2022