Brian Berman, MD

Chair of Pediatrics

Brian BermanBrian Berman, M.D., joined Beaumont Health System in August 2012 as Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and as pediatrician-in-chief, Beaumont Children’s Hospital. He came to Beaumont from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.

Dr. Berman received his medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia. He did his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Temple University. He also did a two-year fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Yale University School of Medicine.

A committed and active clinician and educator, Dr. Berman joined the faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine as the school’s Chairman of Pediatrics. While in Cleveland, he served as Professor and Vice Chairman for Faculty Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Berman has organized and participated in more than 200 conferences, lectures, presentations and other medical educational activities. He was honored nine times with the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and was a six-time winner of the “Pearl’s Day” award for teaching excellence, presented by Rainbow pediatric residents.

He has also authored or co-authored more than 50 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, including prestigious publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Pediatrics, Blood and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He currently serves on the editorial board of Clinical Pediatrics.

Dr. Berman founded and directed the Sickle Cell Anemia Center at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. His background in clinical research includes work on many National Institutes of Health funded trials focusing on his interest in disorders of blood.

In more than 30 years at Rainbow, Dr. Berman most recently served as Chief of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics and director of the Pediatric Consultation and Referral Service. He also held many other medical leadership roles, including Vice Chairman for Community Physician Affairs; acting chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; interim Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology; acting Chief, Genetic Center and interim Co-Chairman, Department of Pediatrics.