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Jeffrey Berger, M.D., M.B.A., to Serve as Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), Jeffrey Berger, M.D., M.B.A., has been named the interim associate dean for graduate medical education (GME).

In this position, Berger will monitor and enhance the education provided to all residents and fellows at SMHS and participating institutions, such as the GW Hospital, GW Medical Faculty Associates, and Children’s National Health System. He will serve as the chair of the GME Committee and the designated institutional official for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. In collaboration with the GME Committee, Berger will ensure that the demands and responsibilities inherent in maintaining the accreditation of the residency and fellowship programs are met.

Berger has been actively involved in leadership within the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine as director of the Residency Training Program and director of obstetric anesthesiology. He was also appointed physician advisor for International Medical Programs at SMHS.

Berger completed his medical degree and residency training in New York, where he was affiliated with The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and The New York Presbyterian Hospitals — Weill Cornell Medical Center. After completing his residency in 2005, Berger became a faculty member at The New York University Langone Medical Center, Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals. He was awarded the prestigious “Teacher of the Year” award in 2006, and in 2007 he was given a “Distinguished Educator” honor. In 2007, Berger also completed a Master of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Berger has numerous local and national affiliations with anesthesiology societies, including the Society of Academic Anesthesia Associations, where he serves as a council member for the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors; the D.C. Society of Anesthesiologists, where he is president; the Society for Education in Anesthesiology, where he recently chaired the society's fall conference; and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, where he has served on three committees.  He has led workshops on education, negotiation strategy, innovation, interviewing, and website development at national forums.  Berger is also a published author and has been an invited lecturer at numerous academic institutions around the country and internationally.  He is board-certified in anesthesiology.

Berger assumed the role of associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine on March 1, 2014.