Yerko Berrocal MD

Associate Professor University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaHealth Sciences Education (Physiology)
Work 1 Illini Drive (B205) Peoria IL 61605 Work Phone: 309-671-8526
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Biographical Info

A native of Chile, Dr. Berrocal earned his medical degree from Catholic University of Santiago de Guayaquil, followed completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroscience from University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. After several years of research, he joined the College of Medicine at Florida International University as an Associate Professor where he directed the second-year curriculum. Dr. Berrocal has extensive experience in the basic sciences, development of medical curriculum, LCME accreditation, and student support. His areas of research include development of cellular transplantation strategies to repair injuries in the human central and peripheral nervous systems, and development of novel treatment strategies to improve sensory system recovery, particularly neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury.

Categories: Health Sciences Education and Pathology, UICOMP