Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD, Joins Department of Medicine Faculty

Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD
Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD

We are extremely fortunate that on July 1st Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lerner will have a significant role in the Division of Medical Humanities as well.

Formerly a Professor of Medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Lerner has an extensive bibliography dealing with aspects of bioethics, medical history, narrative medicine, and medical humanities. His writing appears in the New York Times and other widely read venues, and his books have received significant attention.

His The Breast Cancer Wars (2002) received the Washington Irving Book Award and was noted to be one of the most outstanding books in the field of medical history within the preceding five years by American Association for the History of Medicine in 2006. When Illness goes Public (2007) also received a Washington Irving Book Award. Dr. Lerner’s most recent book has had exceptional reviews (One for the Road: Drunk Driving Since 1900, 2011).

Dr. Lerner is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, has been a Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has held the Angelica Berrie Gold Foundation Faculty position for fostering humanism in medicine from 1993 to the present. Dr. Lerner has received honors for his teaching efforts and is a highly regarded clinician/educator.