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Gail Valerie Berkenblit, M.D., Ph.D.

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Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education, Osler Medicine Training Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Female

Expertise: Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Design and evaluation of an internet-based curriculum; Improving resident training in HIV outpatient care

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Background

Dr. Gail Berkenblit is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include infectious disease and internal medicine. 

Dr. Berkenblit serves as the associate program director for ambulatory education of the Osler Medicine Housestaff Training Program.

She received her undergraduate degree from MIT in 1990. She began her medical training in the Health Sciences and Technology joint program between Harvard and MIT. She completed her Ph.D. in the division of cell and developmental biology at Harvard, discovering the role of homeobox genes in uterine development and embryo implantation. She completed medical school and residency training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Her research interests include the design and evaluation of an internet-based curriculum and improving resident training in HIV outpatient care.

Dr. Berkenblit serves as chair of the Society of General Internal Medicine’s AIDS Task Force. She was recognized with the David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award by the Society of General Internal Medicine in 2011.

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Titles

  • Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education, Osler Medicine Training Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1998)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2001)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Salgado M, Gandhi S, Buckheit RW, Berkenblit GV, Blankson JN. Evolution of an Attenuated HIV-1 Isolate in an Elite Suppressor. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2013 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24117037

Berkenblit GV, Sosman JM, Bass M, Gebrekristos HT, Cofrancesco J Jr, Sullivan LE, Cook RL, Edison M, Bashook PG, Korthuis PT. Factors affecting clinician educator encouragement of routine HIV testing among trainees. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jul;27(7):839-44. doi: 10.1007/s11606-012-1985-9. PMID: 22302354

Bass MG, Korthuis PT, Cofrancesco J Jr, Berkenblit GV, Sullivan LE, Asch SM, Bashook PG, Edison M, Sosman JM, Cook RL. Provider and practice characteristics associated with use of rapid HIV Testing by general internists. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Nov;26(11):1258-64. doi: 10.1007/s11606-011-1764-z. Epub 2011 Jun 28. PMID: 21710314

Korthuis PT, Berkenblit GV, Sullivan LE, Cofrancesco J Jr, Cook RL, Bass M, Bashook PG, Edison M, Asch SM, Sosman JM. General internists' beliefs, behaviors, and perceived barriers to routine HIV screening in primary care. AIDS Educ Prev. 2011 Jun;23(3 Suppl):70-83. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2011.23.3_supp.70. PMID: 21689038

Chaudhry AA, Berkenblit G, Gifford AL, Cofrancesco J Jr, Sosman J, Sullivan LE. Update in HIV medicine for the generalist. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 May;26(5):538-42. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1580-x. Epub 2010 Dec 8. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 21140297

Phillips KA, Berkenblit GV. Training residents in outpatient HIV care. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Dec;25(12):1273; author reply 1274. doi: 10.1007/s11606-010-1522-7. No abstract available. PMID: 20882361

Phillips KA, Cofrancesco J Jr, Sisson S, Wu AW, Bass EB, Berkenblit G. A multicenter study of internal medicine residents' perceptions of training, competence, and performance in outpatient HIV care. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2010 Mar;24(3):159-64. doi: 10.1089/apc.2009.0302. PMID: 20214483

Kinsman H, Roter D, Berkenblit G, Saha S, Korthuis PT, Wilson I, Eggly S, Sankar A, Sharp V, Cohn J, Moore RD, Beach MC. "We'll do this together": the role of the first person plural in fostering partnership in patient-physician relationships. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Mar;25(3):186-93. doi: 10.1007/s11606-009-1178-3. Epub 2009 Dec 22. PMID: 20033624

Cook RL, Berkenblit G. Routine HIV testing hits the primary care clinic. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Dec;24(12):1338-40. doi: 10.1007/s11606-009-1156-9. No abstract available. PMID: 19876693

Berkenblit G, Sullivan L, Sosman J, Gifford A, Cofrancesco J Jr. Update in HIV care. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Feb;22(2):253-6. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 17356995

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Lawrence S. Linn Award for HIV Research, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2005
  • David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2011

Professional Activities

  • Chair, Society of General Internal Medicine’s AIDS Task Force
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