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Wed Nov 9 5:00 pm Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture at CMSRU

Please join us for the 9th Annual Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture taking place at CMSRU on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 5 pm with a reception at 4:00 pm.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Jonathan Reisman, author of The Unseen Body speaking on Finding Balance: The Promise and Pitfalls of Modern Medicine

Berkowitz Family Foundation Lecture Program

Finding Balance: The Promise and Pitfalls of Modern Medicine

Presented by: Dr. Jonathan Reisman, author of The Unseen Body


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Reception 4 p.m. (Light Refreshments)

Lecture at 5 p.m.

Event is free. Registration required.

About this Year’s Lecture:  Modern medicine is on the cusp of a new era filled with powerful therapies, but it’s also brimming with potential hazards to our profession. Today, becoming a doctor means entering a world of gene therapy and endless data, but also one in which medical institutions and expertise are questioned and often critiqued.

Dr. Jonathan Reisman will explore these big questions by drawing insights from his unique career practicing medicine all over the country and the world. The lecture will highlight ways doctors can strengthen the culture of medical ethics and humanism, especially by diagnosing themselves and the health care systems in which they work.

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About the Speaker: Jonathan Reisman, MD

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Dr. Reisman graduated from New York University with a BA in Mathematics and received his MD degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained in combined internal medicine and pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Since finishing residency, he has mostly worked in rural and remote emergency rooms throughout the country, including in Arctic Alaska, Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and several hospitals in rural Pennsylvania. Dr. Reisman has practiced wilderness medicine in remote parts of the world including Antarctica, the Russian Arctic, and at high-altitude in Nepal. He’s conducted public and global health research in Alaska, India, Tanzania and Kolkata, India. He began writing as a medical student, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate and Discover Magazine. His first book “The Unseen Body” was published in November 2021 and is being translated into six languages.

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