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Steve Berman

Director of the Center for Global Health, former AAP President Berman Dies

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Stephen Berman, MD (Professor, Section of General Academic Pediatrics) passed away on January 17, 2023, surrounded by family, after a brief illness. Born in 1947 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Dr. Berman graduated from Temple University Medical School and was a pediatric resident and chief resident at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He was a member of the Department’s faculty since 1978. He became the youngest Section Head of General Academic Pediatrics at the age of 34, leading the section twice during his career (1981–1989 and 1998–2007). 

He was president of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2000, championing the MediKids Health Insurance Act of 2009.  In 2011, he was appointed Director of the Center for Global Health, a position in which he served until the time of his death.

He was instrumental in advocacy for children at the state, national, and international levels, and was the recipient of numerous national and international awards in pediatrics and global health. Dr. Berman’s career was dedicated to underserved children in Colorado for over 50 years.

At least three generations of pediatricians in Colorado recognize Dr. Berman as a consummate advisor, mentor, and friend. The funeral service will be held Sunday, January 22 at 2 p.m. at the Hebrew Educational Alliance, 3600 S. Ivanhoe Street, Denver, CO 80237. Livestream also available on the HEA website or Feldman mortuary site. Reception to follow. Contributions can be made to the Bell Policy Center at bit.ly/bermanmemorial.

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