A scientist and cardiologist by trade, Dr. Berk will draw on his experience as CEO of The University of Rochester and quadriplegic to tell his unique perspective on medicine as Doctor and then patient. He'll emphasize the power of showing compassion to recovering patients."
Bradford Berk (MD, PhD) is Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, and Pharmacology and the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Rochester. Dr. Berk received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester. He has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, Emory University, and the University of Washington. Dr. Berk was previously Chairman of Medicine (1999-2006) and Chief of the Cardiology Unit (1998-2003) at the University of Rochester. In addition he was Director of the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute. Dr. Berk is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the Association of American Physicians.His research interests include: molecular biology of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system; regulation of endothelial cell function especially by shear stress; the role of oxidative stress in vascular biology and the genetic mechanisms of vascular remodeling. Dr. Berk has published widely – more than 250 articles, chapters, and books.