Oren Berkowitz

Oren Berkowitz, PhD, MSPH, PA-CBerkowitz, Oren 2014
Director of Research
Assistant Professor of Medicine



phone: (617) 638-5744


  • Ph.D. Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011
  • M.S. Public Health, Touro College School of Health Sciences, Bay Shore, NY, 2007
  • B.S. Physician Assistant, Touro College School of Health Sciences, Bay Shore, NY, 2007


Oren Berkowitz, PhD, MSPH, PA-C joined the Physician Assistant Program in the Boston University School of Medicine in 2012. Dr. Berkowitz completed his physician assistant education followed by a master’s of science in public health degree at the Touro College School of Health Sciences in New York. He began working as a physician assistant at the Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, for the Critical Care Department. During his time there he concentrated on neurosurgical and surgical critical care. Dr. Berkowitz was able to merge his clinical practice of medicine with his research interests when he moved to Pittsburgh to join their Gamma Knife Radiosurgery team in the Department of Neurological Surgery of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In Pittsburgh he completed his doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He conducted his dissertation research by looking at various environmental risk factors for brain tumor development including cellular phone use. Dr. Berkowitz has also completed several projects related to neurosurgical treatment evaluation, quality improvement, and outcomes measurement. Throughout the years, Dr. Berkowitz has been involved in both the clinical and classroom education of physician assistants. He has taught several courses related to medicine as well as epidemiology and biostatistics.

Dr. Berkowitz has joined the Physician Assistant Program team as the Director of Research. He plans on using his experience in biomedical research and analysis to direct the program’s research course and mentor student thesis projects. He will continue pursuing his own research interests in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery and develop new research projects related to physician assistant workforce utilization, quality measurement, and medical education. Dr. Berkowitz will also support physician assistant faculty member research and department grants.