Scott Berkowitz is chief population health officer and vice president of population health for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Appointed to this role in 2020, Dr. Berkowitz leads population health activities across the enterprise. He is an associate professor of cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.
Dr. Berkowitz first came to Johns Hopkins in 2003 as an intern, and joined the cardiology faculty in 2011. Since then, he has held positions throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine focused on leading health care delivery transformation efforts. He helped launch and oversee several major initiatives and programs to improve coordination of care and innovation in clinical care and population health.
Previously, Dr. Berkowitz was a senior medical director within the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. He was the program administrator and project director for the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP), which led to improved outcomes for thousands of patients in East Baltimore. Since 2014, he has served as the executive director of Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients.
A fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, Dr. Berkowitz has served on expert committees for both related to population health. He has held positions in federal and state government, including as a fellow in the U.S. Senate Finance Committee during the passage of the Affordable Care Act; on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and as a senior health care policy development adviser to the governor of Illinois. In 2020, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appointed him to represent The Johns Hopkins University on the Maryland State Board of Physicians.
Dr. Berkowitz received his bachelor’s degree in biology, master’s degree in business administration and medical degree from Yale University. He completed his residency and cardiology fellowship training as well as a geriatrics research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.