Zackary berger, md phd - treasuer
ZACKARY BERGER, MD, PHD is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Core Faculty in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics as well as the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Services and Outcome Research. An active primary care doctor with a practice in adult internal medicine, his research and educational work focuses on bridging physician guidelines and evidence-based medicine with patient preferences and the lived experience of illness. In particular, he investigates, writes, and teaches about the ways in which uncertainty and other situations complicate the received dogmas of EBM, shared decision making, and patient-centered care. In addition to his role as a preceptor in the adult medicine residency clinic at Johns Hopkins, and teaching faculty in the School of Medicine, he has developed a novel course in Hopkins’ Masters of Bioethics program to address these issues, Ethics of Healthcare Decision Making, as well as co-creating a new housestaff curriculum in EBM, SDM, and high value care.
Dr. Berger is an active communicator and educator as well for the lay public, the author of two books (Talking to Your Doctor and Making Sense of Medicine) which address this intersection of evidence and preference, as well as a widely followed writer and commenter on Twitter (@ZackBergerMDPhD). He recently completed a term as chair of the Evidence-Based Medicine Task Force of the Society of General Internal Medicine, and participates actively in political advocacy.
After receiving his MD and PhD degree at New York University, Dr. Berger completed the primary care – internal medicine residency at NYU/Bellevue, recruited thereafter to Johns Hopkins in 2009. He lives with his family in Baltimore.
Matthew Cortland - Vice-treasurer
Matthew is a patient and healthcare rights advocate from Massachusetts. He received his graduate training in public health from Boston University and earned a J.D. from George Mason University. He believes that healthcare is a human right. He loves tea, British humour, fountain pens, and dark chocolate.