Alfred O. Berg, MD, MPH
Dr. Berg received his professional education at Washington University, St. Louis (MD), the University of Missouri, Columbia, and the University of Washington, Seattle (MPH); and completed residencies in family medicine and in general preventive medicine and public health. He has been at the University of Washington since 1977. Dr. Berg was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1996. He has received the Thomas W. Johnson Award for career contributions to family medicine education from the American Academy of Family Physicians (2004), the F. Marian Bishop Leadership Award from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Foundation recognizing his contribution to enhancing the academic credibility of family medicine (2008), and the Curtis Hames Research Award from STFM, NAPCRG, and the AAFP (2010). He has served on many national expert panels using evidence-based methods to develop clinical guidelines, including chairmanship of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, co-chair of the otitis media panel convened by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, chair of the CDC STD Treatment Guidelines panel, member of the AMA/CDC panel producing Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services, member of the Institute of Medicine's Immunization Safety Review Committee, chair of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and chair of the NIH State-of-the Science Conference on Family History and Improving Health. He currently chairs the CDC panel on Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Clinical Effectiveness Research.