Murray R. Berkowitz, D.O.’96, M.A., M.S., M.P.H., FAOCOPM, a tenured professor of neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine at the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, was named associate dean for clerkships and core site development. He also serves as the course director of preventive and community–based medicine. At the campus, he was the inaugural director of the family medicine/osteopathic manual medicine clerkships.
Most recently, Berkowitz had a private osteopathic medicine practice in Arlington, VA, and Annapolis, MD. He served as a staff physician at Delaware’s Stockley Center for the Developmentally Disabled. He also had worked for the Virginia Department of Health as director of a three-county health district. Before that, he worked for the state of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Community Health Administration and was a visiting assistant professor of computer and information sciences at Towson University.
A former Medical Corps officer in the U.S. Army, Berkowitz served in numerous assignments in the Army and U.S. Air Force before attending medical school. He is a medically retired Army lieutenant colonel due to service-connected combat-related disabilities. He was a military aviator and parachutist and also holds the Master Space Badge and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge. He has 26 military awards and decorations. Berkowitz earned his master of public health degree at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.