Dr Berman graduated in medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (University of London) in 1996. He initially became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2001, before joining a specialist training programme for palliative medicine (Royal College of Physicians) in 2002. Dr Berman now practises as a consultant in palliative medicine, honorary senior lecturer and undergraduate tutor at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Europe's largest cancer centre.
His specialist interests are complex pain control in cancer, management of complex symptoms in cancer and malignant bowel obstruction. Dr Berman is also Chair of the Christie patient experience committee.