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Sidney Berman, American psychiatrist. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board Child Psychiatry.


Berman, Sidney was born on July 31, 1908 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Saul and Gertrude Berman.


Bachelor of Science, Georgetown University, 1928. Doctor of Medicine, Georgetown University, 1932.


Intern District of Columbia General Hospital, 1932-1933. Junior medical officer, resident in psychiatry St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, 1933-1935. Senior medical officer Veterans Administration Hospital, Northport, New York, 1935-1941.

Commonwealth Fund fellow in child psychiatry University Maryland Medical School and Hospital, 1941-1942. Director University Maryland Mental Hygiene Clinic, 1942-1943, Washington Institute Mental Hygiene, 1946-1948. Clinical professor psychiatry George Washington U School Medicine, from 1948.

Practice medicine specializing in child and adult psychiatry and psychoanalysis Washington, from 1948. Senior advisory staff Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, since 1948. Training and supervising analyst Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, 1957-1980, Washington Association Psychoanalytic Education, 1979-1981.

Consultant Walter Reed General Hospital, 1960-1971, National Institutes of Health, 1953-1988.


  • Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board Child Psychiatry.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to medical journals.


Founder National Consortium Child Mental Health Service, 1971. Representative to Congress Mental Health Manpower, 1971-1974. Served to major Medical Corps United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.

Fellow American Society Physician Analysts (honorary). Member American Medical Association, American Academy Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (president 1969-1971), Washington Psychoanalytic Society (president 1963-1965), Washington Psychiatric Society (president 1962), Medical Society District of Columbia, American Psychiatric Association (Special Presidential commendation 1995), American Orthopsychiat. Association, American Psychoanalytic Association, International Psychoanalytic Association, Pan-American Medical Association, George Washington University Club.


Son of Saul and Gertrude B. M. Claire Richardson, November 23, 1935. 1 daughter, Sarah Miriam Berman Schlein.

Saul Berman

Gertrude Berman

Claire Richardson