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Steven Lee Berk,
Dr. Berk moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1979 to join the new medical school at East Tennessee State University. There, he was appointed as Chief of Infectious Disease in 1982, Professor of Medicine in 1986, Chairman of the Department of Medicine in 1988, a position he occupied for 11 years. He is the author or co-author of over 120 peer review publications and four textbooks. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Disease Society of America, the American Geriatric Society, and the American College of Chest Physicians. He has served on the NIH Special Advisory Panel on the Evaluation of Vaccines against Infections in the Elderly, on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Geriatric Society and as a reviewer for most internal medicine and infectious disease journals. Dr. Berk's teaching ability was well recognized at ETSU where he received the medical school's Teacher of the Year award ten times and the University's Distinguished Faculty Award. The American College of Physicians bestowed the title of Laureate in Medicine on Dr. Berk in1998, and he was elected to the National Board of Alpha Omega Alpha in 1999.
He is married to Shirley Anne, and they have two boys, Jeremy Charles and Justin Lee.
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