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Nemours Physician Appointed to Serve on Pediatric Journal Editorial Board

Monday, Feb 29, 2016


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.

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.