Rebecca Berman, MD

Associate Professor

Rebecca Berman, MD, FACP is the new program director for UCSF's Internal Medicine Residency program. After completing her chief residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in 2009, she joined Mass General Hospital, where she built a network of student-faculty primary care practices, the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC). Over 1000 Harvard Medical students have participated in CCC gaining early exposure to primary care, to care for the underserved and interprofessional education opportunities. In 2013, Dr. Berman returned to BWH to direct its primary care residency program. Dr. Berman is the founder and co-leader of the National Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine’s Primary Care Program Director Group and is the editor of their Primary Care Toolkit which offers a blueprint for building and strengthening primary care tracks. To help reduce pay disparities and improve diversity in medical leadership positions, she teaches nationally on negotiation skills for physicians. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and served on their National Career Development Working Group. Other areas of interest include novel curricular design, health literacy, women in medicine and care for the underserved.
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
06/2008 - Divsion of General Medicine Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
MD, 06/2005 - , Harvard Medical School
AB, 06/1999 - African-American Studies, Harvard College
  1. Patel GH, Arkin SC, Ruiz-Betancourt DR, DeBaun HM, Strauss NE, Bartel LP, Grinband J, Martinez A, Berman RA, Leopold DA, Javitt DC. What you see is what you get: visual scanning failures of naturalistic social scenes in schizophrenia. 2020. PMID: 32498743

  2. Mahal BA, Berman RA, Taplin ME, Huang FW. Prostate Cancer-Specific Mortality Across Gleason Scores in Black vs Nonblack Men. 2018. PMID: 30561471

  3. Rotenstein LS, Berman RA, Katz JT, Yialamas MA. Making the Voices of Female Trainees Heard. 2018. PMID: 30014140

  4. Doyon JB, Liu KJ, Berman RA. Metoprolol-induced Total Body Erythroderma. 2016. PMID: 27761769

  5. Long T, Chaiyachati K, Bosu O, Sircar S, Richards B, Garg M, McGarry K, Solomon S, Berman R, Curry L, Moriarty J, Huot S. Why Aren't More Primary Care Residents Going into Primary Care? A Qualitative Study. 2016. PMID: 27488970

  6. Berman, Rebecca MD; Powe, Camille MD; Carnevale, Julia MD; Chao, Andrew MD; Knudsen, Janine; Nguyen, Anthony; Edgman-Levitan, Susan. The Crimson Care Collaborative: A Student–Faculty Initiative to Increase Medical Students’ Early Exposure to Primary Care 2012. PMID:

  7. Huang FW, Berman RA. Expansion of the health workforce and the HIV Epidemic. 2008. PMID: 18411432