Lori R. Berkowitz MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School
A prosection review of pelvic floor and perineal anatomy
Dr. Lori Berkowitz is a full-time faculty Obstetrician-Gynecologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University-Jefferson Medical College combined six-year accelerated medical program, receiving her BS-MD in 1993. From there, she matriculated to Brown University/Woman and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island for OBGYN residency, where she was elected Administrative Chief Resident. She received several teaching awards during residency from Brown medical students.
Dr. Berkowitz joined the staff of MGH in 1997, after which time she completed an apprenticeship fellowship in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. She received the Charles Montraville Green and Robert Montraville Green Award for Outstanding teaching in Obstetrics, and twice-received the Howard Ulfelder Award for Outstanding teaching in Gynecology from graduating classes of OBGYN residents. From 2004-2009, Dr Berkowitz assumed the role of Residency Program Director for the Partners BWH-MGH Integrated Residency Training Program in OBGYN based at both institutions. She is now the Associate Division Director of the Specialist OBGYN Division at MGH, with responsibilities focused on faculty education and development.
As a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, Dr. Berkowitz developed a workshop for prosection review of the female pelvic floor and perineal anatomy, integrating aspects of basic science and clinical knowledge to enhance resident and medical student understanding of this area of anatomy. The workshop was touted as the most successful teaching session of the year, and in June 2005, Dr. Berkowitz was awarded the Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th anniversary Grant to continue furthering this curriculum.