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Roger Berkow, MD Appointed to Pediatric Journal Editorial Board

A Pensacola physician has recently been elected to serve on the editorial board of The Florida Pediatrician, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Roger Berkow, MD, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, will assist writing and reviewing articles to be published in the educational quarterly journal which helps pediatricians improve the health and welfare of Florida’s children.

Berkow joined Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola in January 2014, and serves as the Chair of Medicine alongside his duties as a pediatric specialist treating patients with cancer and blood disorders. "We are delighted to have Dr. Berkow on the Editorial Board. His experience and knowledge will greatly benefit the journal," states Mobeen H. Rathore, MD, Editor of the Florida Pediatrician.

Dr. Berkow received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and completed his internship and pediatric residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals/Clinics Wyler's Children's Hospital. He also completed clinical and research fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology at Indiana University. He is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Society of Hematology, the Children’s Oncology Group, and the American Pediatric Society, as well as an active member of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research, the American Association of Medical Colleges Group on Educational Affairs, the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology.

Before coming to Pensacola, he was a practicing pediatric oncologist at The Children’s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham, AL, and served as the program director for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, as the assistant clerkship director for the Division of Pediatrics, and as a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.