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Zackary D. Berger, MD

  • Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

Making Sense of Medicine and Talking To Your Doctor: two books by Dr. Berger
Partnering with Patients in Decision Making: Continuing the Conversation at Johns Hopkins

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Education

MD, NYU School of Medicine
PhD, New York University

Overview

Dr. Berger's research and educational efforts center on uncertainty and shared decision making - bridging evidence, ethics, and preferences.

He maintains an active practice as a primary care - internal medicine physician, and teaches with residents and medical students.

  • uncertainty
  • shared decision making
  • clinical epidemiology
  • systematic reviews
  • bioethics
  • internal medicine
  • primary care
  • patient preferences

Selected publications

  • Boss EF, Mehta N, Nagarajan N, Links A, Benke JR, Berger Z, Espinel A, Meier J, Lipstein EA. Shared Decision Making and Choice for Elective Surgical Care: A Systematic Review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar;154(3):405-20. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26645531
  • Bridges JFP, Berger Z, Austin M, Nassery N, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Karmarkar TD, Segal JB. Public Reporting of Cost Measures in Health: An Environmental Scan of Current Practices and Assessment of Consumer Centeredness [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2015 Mar. Available from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279761/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25763451
  • Lee JL, DeCamp M, Dredze M, Chisolm MS, Berger ZD. What are health-related users tweeting? A qualitative content analysis of health-related users and their messages on twitter. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Oct 15;16(10):e237. doi: 10.2196/jmir.3765. PubMed PMID: 25591063; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4296104. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25591063
  • Berger Z. Navigating the unknown: shared decision-making in the face of uncertainty. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 May;30(5):675-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-3074-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25536912
  • Berger Z, Dembitzer A, Beach MC. Reason for hospital admission: a pilot study comparing patient statements with chart reports. Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2013Spring;3(1):67-79. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24407006