A long-time Florida resident, Dr. Eva Berkes grew up in Bradenton. She graduated with a double major in English and biology from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, obtained her medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine and then completed internal medicine residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. She then moved to La Jolla, California, where she completed a 2 year fellowship specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology at The Scripps Clinic and Research Institute, where she also performed her own clinical research on nasal allergic inflammation and participated in ongoing clinical research trials at The Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Berkes is board-certified in allergy, asthma and immunology, as well as integrative medicine.
Since her college honors thesis on vaccinia virus, Dr. Berkes has believed in the importance of clinical research. Her research today focuses on uncovering the therapeutic potential of the human microbiome – the microbes which live in and on the human body. Dr. Berkes is co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Quorum Innovations.