Aaron Berkowitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Aaron Berkowitz is a leading voice in medical education, neurology, and global health. He previously served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where he designed and taught the preclinical neuroanatomy/neurology course and was an associate neurology clerkship director, while serving as director of global neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His work as a neurology educator has been recognized by the Residency Teacher of the Year Award from the 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 is a frequent case discussant on the popular Clinical Problem Solvers podcast. As Health and Policy Advisor to Partners In Health, Senior Specialist Consultant to Doctors Without Borders, he has worked tirelessly to improve access to neurologic care and education worldwide. 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 AAN in 2019. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters including the neurology chapter for the Oxford Manual of Humanitarian Medicine, and four books including Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple (MedMaster), Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy: A Localization-Based Approach (McGraw-Hill) and One by One by One: Making a Small Difference Amid a Billion Problems (HarperCollins) about his work as the only neurologist in Haiti. He recently joined the founding faculty of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, CA. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, yoga, and music.