Dr. Stephen Berry has been named the new Associate Vice Chair for Quality, Safety & Service for the Department of Medicine effective April 1, 2015. In this role Dr. Berry will lead our efforts to improve the culture of safety, drive high value healthcare and foster an environment of patient and family centered care. He will be actively involved in monitoring quality metrics across the department and work with clinical leaders to lead our performance improvement activities.
Dr. Berry graduated summa cum laude from Emory University and joined the Peace Corps to work as a science teacher in Malawi. He then completed medical school, Internal Medicine residency, and a chief resident year at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Berry came to Johns Hopkins in 2006 for fellowship training in Infectious Diseases. He simultaneously attained a PhD from the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation. In 2010, he joined the Infectious Diseases faculty and in 2014 became an associate faculty member in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Dr. Berry’s research focuses on healthcare quality, safety, and costs among persons living with HIV. He has led observational and interventional studies of sexually transmitted infection screening in HIV clinics with an emphasis on improving performance to meet national guidelines. He has conducted numerous studies of rates and reasons for hospitalizations and of 30-day readmissions among persons living with HIV, examining data from Hopkins and from a consortium of peer institutions. He is an active provider in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Moore Clinic and on the Infectious Diseases consult service.