Dr. Berkes established a private practice in 2002. She is board certified in allergy, asthma and immunology. She graduated from Williams College and attended medical school at the University of Florida, where she remained for her residency in internal medicine. Dr. Berkes completed a fellowship in allergy, asthma and immunology at The Scripps Clinic and Research Institute. Her research focuses on the human microbiome and its relationships with human innate immunity, biofilms and disease states associated with chronic and allergic inflammation. Dr. Berkes is also a co-founder of the Hawthorne Clinic.