Lifetime Achievement Award 2011

2011 API Lifetime Achievement Award

Jules Berman, MD, PhD


Jules Berman, MD, PhD completed his postdoctoral studies with the U.S. National Institutes of Health and residency at the George Washington University Medical Center and became board certified in anatomic pathology and cytopathology. He moved on to serve as Chief of Anatomic Pathology, Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, where he held joint appointments at the University of Maryland Medical Center and at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. 

In 1998, Dr. Berman became the Program Director for Pathology Informatics in the Cancer Diagnosis Program at the U.S. National Cancer Institute and worked on Big Data projects. He directed a multi-institutional Big Data project and actively organized and participated in high-level conferences and meetings where Big Data efforts were planned. In 2006, Dr. Berman was President of the Association for Pathology Informatics.

Jules Berman continues to write extensively in his three areas of expertise: informatics, computer programming, and cancer biology. He has authored more than 100 articles and 13 book titles in science and medicine. He has made great contributions to the field in the areas of identification, de-identification, data exchange protocols, standards development, regulatory/legal issues, and metadata annotation. In recognition for his achievements, API has selected Dr. Berman for the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.