Undergraduate education: Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Medical school: Cornell University Medical College, New York City.
Notable: Dr. Berkery formed and developed the VTE prophylaxis committee at St. Peter’s; because of her efforts, appropriate VTE prophylaxis increased to 95% from 75%, new VTE stewardship rounds were created, and the hospital was able to anticipate new VTE preventive-care regulations and respond to them quickly and effectively. Combining her preventive medicine and IT knowledge, she is a member of the St. Peter’s Hospital CareLink Clinical Leadership Team, where she reviews and designs order sets for forthcoming computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems.
FYI: In her spare time, Dr. Berkery is a Zumba instructor. She is a diehard New York Yankees fan and loves traveling.
Quotable: “My fellow status in SHM demonstrates my commitment to hospital medicine as a lifelong career, and shows that I am dedicated not just to hospital medicine, but to the hospital system itself.”