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Dr. Eva Berkes

Dr. Eva Berkes

M.D, FAAAI

ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY

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. In Sarasota, Florida.

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.

Is your echinacea really echinacea? Adulteration of Your Herbal Supplements

A November 2013 journal article in BioMedCentral Medicine and highlighted in the New York Times throws doubt on the quality of your herbal supplements. This is of special concern to Dr. Eva Berkes as an allergist, since there are many fillers which were included in these supplements which were unidentified allergens, including wheat, soy and nut. L... read more…

By Dr. Eva Berkes - Sep/29/2019

Avoid Sneeze and Wheeze This Ragweed Season

Another battle against sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and congestion is going on right now for the estimated 36 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies. August 15 marked the unofficial beginning of ragweed season. Ragweed is the number one cause of fall allergies and has many Sarasota residents sniffling and sneezing right now, accor... read more…

By Dr. Eva Berkes - Sep/29/2019

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