Jeffrey Berger Jeffrey Berger
Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Seymour Alpert Chair in Anesthesiology
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Office Phone: 202-715-5296
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Department: Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine


Jeffrey Berger, MD is board-certified in Anesthesiology. He is a Professor of Anesthesiology at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He completed his medical degree and residency training in New York where he was affiliated with The University of Rochester School of Medicine and The New York Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center. After completing his residency in 2005, Dr. Berger became a faculty member at New York University – Langone Medical Center, Tisch Hospital. He was awarded the prestigious Teacher of the Year award in 2006 and in 2007 he was given a Distinguished Educator honor.

Dr. Berger completed a Masters in Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with a focus on Management in 2007. He is actively involved in leadership within the Department as a former Director of the Residency Program and Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology. At the University level, Dr. Berger served as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official. In 2016, Dr. Berger was awarded the prestigious Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach Award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Currently, Dr. Berger is Interim Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Berger has numerous local and national affiliations with anesthesiology societies including the ASA, SAAAPM, the Academy, SEA, SOAP, and DCSA. He has led numerous teaching and practice management workshops at national forums. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA).

Dr. Berger has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journals, books and abstracts, and has several on-going investigations in the areas of: Resident Education, Regional & Obstetric Anesthesiology, and Practice Management. He co-authored the McGraw Hill publication, "Anesthesia Core Review: Part I, Basic Exam (2014)," and "Anesthesia Core Review: Part II, Advanced Exam (2016)," to assist residents with preparation for their board certification examinations. Dr. Berger has been a Visiting Professor at numerous academic institutions, both nationally and internationally, on a myriad of anesthesiology and education topics.

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