DR. SCOTT BERKOWITZ
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR CENTRAL COMMITTEE
Vision. Compassion. Integrity. Experience.
Dr. Scott Berkowitz has always been devoted to the people -- both the patients he's cared for as a cardiologist as well as through the programs he's built as senior medical director. After years of experience working at Johns Hopkins, in government and locally, to make positive change in the lives of families and seniors, Dr. Berkowitz is now hoping to apply what he's learned to public service as a member of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee. It’s his dedication, passion, and deep belief that we can do better for our community that drives this fight for change. Explore the site to learn more about Dr. Berkowitz and why he is running.
A Born Political Candidate
Dr. Scott Berkowitz MD, MBA is originally from Syracuse, New York where he attended Jamesville-DeWitt public schools and has been a lifelong Syracuse Orange sports fan. He went to college, medical school and business school at Yale University, and then completed his internal medicine and cardiology medical training at Johns Hopkins. He completed Congressional fellowships on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, under Senator Ted Kennedy, and on the Senate Finance Committee, where he was a part of the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). He was a healthcare advisor for the Governor of Illinois and has been actively involved in healthcare issues at the local, state and federal levels.
Dr. Berkowitz moved to Howard County in 2005 and now lives in Clarksville. He is Senior Medical Director for Accountable Care at Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as a cardiologist on the Johns Hopkins University faculty, and works closely with Howard County General Hospital, physician practices, and other groups in the region. He was a key leader in launching the Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP), the Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients (JMAP) as well as other initiatives that have provided health services for thousands of Marylanders. Dr. Berkowitz speaks across the country on health reform issues and has published dozens of articles.
Dr. Berkowitz serves on the board of the Columbia Democratic Club, coaches in the Soccer Association of Columbia league, and is involved in the Jewish community. He is on the Board of Directors for the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. He previously was on the Board of Directors for Young Audiences - Arts for Learning, an arts-in-education non-profit organization focused on incorporating arts programs in schools. His wife is an attorney and they have three young children.
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