J. Edward Berk, MD, DSc, FASGE Endowed Lectureship
Dr. Berk is internationally renowned for his immeasurable contributions as an author, an editor, a physician with a caring bedside manner and a gifted teacher. Dr. Berk wore many hats and held many titles throughout the span of his professional career, but is best known as the founding chairman of the Department of Medicine and the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of California- Irvine. This dual role and his monumental contributions throughout his career in medicine gave the university its initial credibility helping it to grow into the highly ranked university it is today.
The late Dr. Berk served on several ASGE Committees and as President of the Society from 1958-1959. He was awarded ASGE’s highest honor, the Rudolf Schindler Award, in 1966 and was distinguished as a Fellow of ASGE in 2006. In recognition of these many accomplishments, achievements and his distinguished contributions to our profession, ASGE honors Dr. Berk with this lectureship.
The J. Edward Berk, MD, FASGE Endowed Lecture is presented annually during Digestive Disease Week®.
2012 - Kenneth J. Chang, FASGE
2011 - Robert H. Hawes, MD, FASGE
2010 - Robert E. Schoen, MD, MPH
2009 - Glenn M. Eisen, MD, MPH, FASGE
2008 - Douglas K. Rex, MD, FASGE
2007 - Paul Fockens, MD, FASGE