Aaron Berkowitz, MD, PhD, FAAN
|School||School of Medicine|
|Address||1001 Potrero Avenue, #101|
San Francisco CA 94110
|Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA||06/2014||Residency in Neurology|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA||06/2011||Internship in Internal Medicine|
|Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD||MD||06/2010||Medicine|
|American Academy of Neurology||2019||Kenneth Viste Patient Advocate of the Year Award|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital||2019||Partners Neurology Residency Teacher of the Year Award|
|American Brain Foundation||2018||Mridha Spirit of Neurology Humanitarian Award|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital||2018||Partners Neurology Residency Teacher of the Year Award|
|Harvard Medical School||2016||Donald O’Hara Faculty Prize for Excellence in Preclinical Teaching|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital||2016||Brigham and Women's Physician Organization Clinical Community Service Award|
|Harvard Medical School||2015||Harvard Medical School Award for Excellence in Neuroanatomy Teaching|
|Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School||2014||Principal Clinical Experience Teaching Award|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital||2014||Senior Resident Teaching Award|
|Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School||2013||Trainee Award for Excellence in Medical Education in Neurology|
Aaron Berkowitz is a Professor of Neurology at UCSF, where he serves as a neurohospitalist, general neurologist, and clinician-educator at SF VA Medical Center and San Francisco General Hospital. He previously served as director of global neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, where he directed the first year Mind, Brain, Behavior course.
As Health and Policy Advisor to Partners In Health and Senior Specialist Consultant to Doctors Without Borders, he has worked tirelessly to improve access to neurologic care and education worldwide including development of the first neurology residency in Haiti, neurologic consultation and CME for providers in Navajo Nation, consultation on undergraduate medical education curriculum reform in Vietnam, and clinical teleconsultation for MSF. This work has been recognized by the Mridha Humanitarian Award from the American Brain Foundation in 2018 and the Viste Patient Advocate of the Year Award from the American Academy of Neurology in 2019.
His work as a neurology educator has been recognized by the Residency Teacher of the Year Award from the MGH/BWH/Harvard Neurology Residency program in both 2018 and 2019 and the O’Hara Excellence in Preclinical Teaching award from Harvard Medical School in 2016. He has taught neurology to students, residents, and primary providers around the world including in Zambia, Japan, and Haiti.
He serves on the editorial board of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology, wrote the neurology chapter for the Oxford Manual of Humanitarian Medicine, and is the author of four books including the neurology textbook Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy: A Localization-Based Approach and One by One by One: Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems, which tells the stories of patients with brain tumors in Haiti and his efforts to seek care for them with Partners In Health.
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