Dr. Adam E. Berman, director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Services at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health, has been named chief of the Division of Cardiology in the MCG Department of Medicine.
Berman, an electrophysiologist and researcher investigating better ways to treat debilitating and potentially deadly heart rhythms, also is associate program director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at MCG and AU Health. He joined the MCG faculty a decade ago.
“Dr. Berman is an excellent physician, investigator and educator and an enthusiastic leader who will help ensure a terrific future for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in our state and nation,” said Dr. Michael Madaio, chairman of the MCG Department of Medicine.
“We thank Dr. Neal Weintraub, also a terrific clinician, researcher, educator and mentor, for his strong leadership as interim chief for the past two-and-a-half years.” Weintraub, Georgia Research Alliance Herbert S. Kupperman, MD Eminent Scholar in Cardiovascular Medicine and a federally funded researcher, will continue to see patients, teach and serve as associate director of the Vascular Biology Center, a basic science research center in the medical school.
Berman, a 1998 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, completed an internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a cardiology fellowship in adult cardiovascular diseases at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, including a year as chief cardiology fellow, and an advanced fellowship in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Duke University Medical Center. Last year he earned a master of public health degree with a health management concentration from AU and is currently pursuing a master of science degree in health economics, outcomes and management in cardiovascular sciences from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
At MCG and AU Health, Berman helped develop and launch a comprehensive cardiac arrhythmia catheter ablation program and Georgia’s first multidisciplinary atrial fibrillation ablation program in concert with cardiothoracic surgery. He serves as a clinical proctor for physician training in stereotactic catheter ablation throughout the United States and Asia.
Berman is chair-elect of Augusta University Medical Associates, the group practice for MCG faculty. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology’s American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification Program Test Question Writing Committee. He also is a member of the Physician Advisory Panel of the international, interdisciplinary Heart Rhythm Society.