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Surgeon , writer

Edgar Frank Berman, American surgeon, writer. Diplomate American Board Surgery. Recipient Moscow International Fellowship, 1957, fellowships from various German universities, 1952-1955, University Basel, Switzerland, 1957, University Paris, 1957.


Berman, Edgar Frank was born on August 6, 1915 in Baltimore. Son of Isaas Isaac and Sarah (Katz) Berman.


Doctor of Medicine, University Maryland, 1939.


Intern, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, 1939-1940; resident in surgery, Lutheran Hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore consultant surgeon, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambarene, Gabon, 1960; consultant surgeon, Medical Aspects of Community Development, Colombia, 1961; chief consultant, State Department Agency for International Development on Latin American Health, 1962-1967; coordinator rural health projects, Agency for International Development, Center American, 1962-1965. Director Haiti Medical Pilot Project, 1960-1961. Consultant to White House Task Force, Medicare, 1962-1963.

Director medical survey southeast Asia, 1960-1961. Advisor to V.P. of the United States, 1965-1969.


  • Diplomate American Board Surgery.


Board directors Public Welfare Foundation, Washington, 1960, Care/Medico, New York City, president, 1959-1965. Board directors Baltimore County General Hospital, 1965, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Association, 1960-1965, Baltimore Opera Society, 1962-1967, May Institute of Autistic Children, Chatham, Massachusetts, 1964, Latin American Commission, State of Maryland, 1967, Sino-American Center International Studies, 1982. Trustee Maryland State College and Universities, 1970-1987.

Coordinator National Physicians Committee for Johnson and Humphrey, 1964. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946. Fellow American College of Surgeons.

Member American Medical Association, National Public Health Association, International College Surgeons (regent 1957-1962), New York Academy of Sciences.


Married Phoebe Rhea, November 22, 1952.

Isaas Isaac Berman

Sarah (Katz) Berman

Phoebe Rhea