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Kenneth A. Berkowitz, M.D., FCCP; Faculty Affiliate

Chief, Ethics Consultation, National Center for Ethics in Health Care

Kenneth A. Berkowitz, MD, FCCP, is an internist specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He has additional clinical expertise in home care and end-of-life care. His career interest in medical ethics has focused on ethical health care practices, clinical and organizational ethics consultation, and ethics education.

In 2000, Dr. Berkowitz joined the staff of NCEHC, where he serves as Chief of Ethics Consultation. Dr. Berkowitz completed clinical training in Internal, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the New York VA Medical Center and the New York University Medical Center. After his fellowship training, he joined the staff of the New York VA Medical Center and the faculty of the New York University School of Medicine where he is now an Associate Professor of Medicine. In 1996, he completed a Certificate Program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities sponsored jointly by the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Montefiore School of Medicine. Dr. Berkowitz is now a visiting faculty member of the Certificate Program. He also performs direct patient care and ethics-related activities at the New York Campus of the VA New York Harbor Health Care System and the NYU School of Medicine.


  • A.B., Brown University
  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine