Matthew R. Berkman, MD, joined the department in 2007. He currently serves as associate head of clinical affairs at the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus, as well as the faculty adviser for the University of Arizona College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Interest Group. Dr. Berkman, born and raised in Tucson, is a University of Arizona alumnus. He received his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology, graduating summa cum laude, and his medical degree as a Regent’s Scholar. He completed his training at Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In 2013, as part of the Clinical Medical Student Teaching Faculty (CMSTF), he received the Academy of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) Block and Clerkship Award. He also was honored with the inaugural Faculty Leadership Award from the University of Arizona Medical Center – South Campus Emergency Medicine Residency. He has authored and co-authored book chapters and journal articles and has presented at national and international conferences.