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Zackary Dov Berger, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Lewisohn Elective Clerkship, MD-PhD Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Languages: English, Hebrew, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish
Expertise: Cancer Survivorship, Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Research Interests: Role of the primary care provider in cancer survivorship; Doctor-patient communication; Bioethics; Social media and health; Shared decision making and patient-centered care ...read more
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Zackary Berger, MD, PhD, is an associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In addition to his work as an internist and primary care physician, Dr. Berger is Core Faculty in the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Evidence Based Practice Center, and the Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research. He obtained a bachelors of science degree with honors from Caltech and an MD, as well as a PhD degree in Epidemiology, from the joint program at New York University. Thereafter he completed a primary care - internal medicine residency at New York University / Bellevue Hospital.
He maintains an active clinical practice in general internal medicine, with particular clinical expertise in chronic pain, the treatment of depression and anxiety, and coordination of cancer care. His research expertise, the basis of more than 50 publications and 2 books, centers on patient-doctor communication, evidence-based medicine, patient-centered care, and social media, as well as systematic reviews and clinical bioethics. He has been funded by the Greenwall Foundation for Bioethics.
He has developed a novel course on the ethics of decision making in the clinical context, and teaches frequently with medical students and residents.
In addition to his teaching, he has published widely for the lay public, including two books (Talking To Your Doctor and Making Sense of Medicine). His other interests include Jewish bioethics and political advocacy.
- Director, Lewisohn Elective Clerkship, MD-PhD Program
- Associate Editor, Johns Hopkins Physician Education and Assessment Center
- Associate Professor of Medicine
- MD, New York University School of Medicine (1998)
- MD, New York University School of Medicine (2006)
- New York University School of Medicine - GME / Medicine (2009)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2010)
Research & Publications
His research expertise centers on patient-doctor communication, evidence-based medicine, patient-centered care, and social media, as well as systematic reviews and clinical bioethics. He is particularly interested in the role of the primary care provider in coordination of care as well as bridging evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care.
Academic Affiliations & Courses
Graduate Program AffiliationAssociate Faculty, Berman Institute for BioethicsAssistant Professor (Joint Appointment), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society
Activities & Honors
- American Association of Communication in Healthcare
- Society of General Internal Medicine