Jonathan Paul Bender Berz, MD Hear my name
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health
MA, Tufts University
BA, Tufts University

Pronouns: he/him/his

Dr. Berz is Associate Program Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program and a member of the Academy of Medical Educators at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Medical Director for Primary Care in the Section of General Internal Medicine. A general internist who provides primary care in the adult practice at BMC, Dr Berz teaches residents and medical students in both ambulatory and inpatient settings. His academic interests include diet and the prevention of chronic disease and the teaching of nutrition to medical professionals and trainees.
He completed a two year fellowship in general internal medicine and preventive medicine in 2009 and during that time earned a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from BUSPH.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Boston Medical Center

Physician Training Award in Cancer Prevention
01/01/2017 - 06/30/2022 (PI)
American Cancer Society

Preventive Medicine Residency with Integrative Health Care Training Program
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2019 (PI)
Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS

Boston Medical Center Combined Preventive Medicine Internal Medicine Training
07/01/2013 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS Bureau of Health Wor

Physician Training Award in Cancer Prevention
01/01/2011 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
American Cancer Soc


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  1. Berz J, Donovan K, Eyllon M. An Interprofessional Nutrition Education Session for Senior Medical Students on Evidence-Based Diet Patterns and Practical Nutrition Tips. MedEdPORTAL. 2020 02 07; 16:10876. PMID: 32051854; PMCID: PMC7012311; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10876;
  2. Berz JPB, Cheng T, Quintiliani LM. Milestones-based direct observation tools in internal medicine resident continuity clinic. BMC Med Educ. 2017 Dec 04; 17(1):240.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29202742; PMCID: PMC5715641; DOI: 10.1186/s12909-017-1077-y;
  3. Seibert RG, Hanchate AD, Berz JP, Schroy PC. National Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening Among Obese Adults. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Aug; 53(2):e41-e49.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28236517; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2017.01.006;
  4. Berz JP, Gergen Barnett KA, Gardiner P, Saper RB. Integrative Medicine in a Preventive Medicine Residency: A Program for the Urban Underserved. Am J Prev Med. 2015 Nov; 49(5 Suppl 3):S290-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26477906; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.07.031;
  5. Berz JP, Singer MR, Guo X, Daniels SR, Moore LL. Use of a DASH food group score to predict excess weight gain in adolescent girls in the National Growth and Health Study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Jun; 165(6):540-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21646587; DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.71;
  6. Stark R, Berz J. Making the Most out of Ambulatory Precepting: Using the Microskills as a Guide. Society for General Internal Medicine Forum. 2011; 34:9 .
  7. Kravitz RL. Improvement Happens: An Interview with David Judge, MD (Jonathan Berz, editorial intern). Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2010.
  8. Berz JP, Johnston K, Backus B, Doros G, Rose AJ, Pierre S, Battaglia TA. The influence of black race on treatment and mortality for early-stage breast cancer. Med Care. 2009 Sep; 47(9):986-92.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19648837; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e31819e1f2b;
  9. Berz JP, Orlander JD. Prolonged cerebellar ataxia: an unusual complication of hypoglycemia. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jan; 23(1):103-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18000716; PMCID: PMC2173916; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-007-0407-x;

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Nutrition education
Diabetes prevention
Medical education

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