Steven Berkowitz, MD, PA, FACS, FAAOS, CIME Installed as 223rd President of the Medical Society of New Jersey


Steven Berkowitz, MD, PA, FACS, FAAOS, CIME, the newly installed 223rd President of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ)

Lawrenceville, N.J. – Steven Berkowitz, MD, PA, FACS, FAAOS, CIME was recently installed as the 223rd President of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) at its annual meeting. He has served as a member of MSNJ’s Board of Trustees since 2004.

Dr. Berkowitz is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and clinical instructor with more than 35 years of experience. He co-founded and currently practices at Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates, with six office locations in New Jersey from Barnegat to Monroe. Additionally, he has served as the clinical instructor for the orthopaedic rotation at the Jersey Shore Medical Center for the past 20 years. He is currently certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.

Last year, Dr. Berkowitz was appointed to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, a position he will hold until 2017. A recognized leader in a number of medical associations and organizations, Dr. Berkowitz served as past president of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society and currently serves on its Board of Directors as the legislative chairman. Additionally, he is the past president of the Monmouth County Medical Society and now serves as a member of the executive committee. Dr. Berkowitz is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the Eastern Orthopaedic Association.

“Dr. Berkowitz’s experience as a top orthopaedic surgeon and clinical instructor, as well as his involvement in various respected medical organizations makes him exactly the type of president MSNJ needs,” said Larry Downs, CEO of MSNJ. “We are honored to welcome him as our new President. He brings great leadership, guidance and expertise to our organization.”

Dr. Berkowitz graduated with honors from The Cooper Union – Albert Nerken School of Engineering and obtained his medical degree at SUNY Downstate College of in Brooklyn, New York, graduating cum laude. He completed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, both located in New York City.

He currently resides in Wayside, New Jersey with his wife Pamela. The couple has four adult children, and is expecting their seventh grandchild.

About MSNJ

Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. The organization and its dues-paying members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician–patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. This allows response to the patients’ individual, varied needs, in an ethical and compassionate environment, in order to create a healthy Garden State and healthy citizens.

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