>David Berger
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David Berger

David H. Berger, MD, MHCM is Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital of Brooklyn, the main teaching affiliate of SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. Dr. Berger is also Professor (tenured) in the Department of Surgery and of Health Care Management at Downstate. Between 2019-2020 Dr. Berger served as the Chief Operating Officer at the University of Florida – Central Florida. Dr. Berger is an expert in patient flow, operating room throughput, quality and patient safety. He has extensive experience identifying cutting edge health care technology and implementing the technology effectively in hospitals. Dr. Berger previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer of the Baylor College of Medicine McNair Facility and Operative Care Line Executive of the Michael. E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Dr. Berger is a native of New York, where he received his medical degree (1984) from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Dr. Berger completed a General Surgery residency at SUNY-Brooklyn and fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Berger completed a Master of Science in Health Care Management at Harvard University in 2007. Dr. Berger has over 200 publications. He is the Founding Editor of Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, a multidisciplinary Elsevier journal. Dr. Berger is Past-President of the Association for Academic Surgery and the Association of VA Surgeons. Dr. Berger is married to Adrianne Saffir-Berger. David and Adrianne have four children Stephanie, Rachel, Daniella, and Isaac. He serves on the board of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of New York City, Association for Academic Surgery Foundation, The Alliance for Positive Change, the Brooklyn Community Collaborative, and Community Care of Brooklyn IPA