Berkowitz Named Chief Population Health Officer and VP of Population Health for JHM

Scott Berkowitz, associate professor in the Divisions of Cardiology and Geriatrics, is the new chief population health officer and vice president of population health for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

From Kevin Sowers:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Berkowitz, M.D., M.B.A., as chief population health officer and vice president of population health for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

This position is a new addition to our leadership team. Reporting directly to me, in this role, Scott will develop a JHM population health strategy, providing direction, leadership and management of these activities across the organization. A governance model that is provider-driven will be developed to review and approve our population health strategies moving forward.
Scott first came to Johns Hopkins in 2003 as an intern and joined the cardiology faculty in 2011, achieving the rank of associate professor in 2016. Through the years at JHM, he has held positions focused on leading health care delivery transformation efforts. He served as senior medical director for accountable care within the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians and, since 2014, has served as the executive director of Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients.

Working with leaders and staff members across the enterprise, he helped launch and oversee several major health care delivery initiatives at JHM and has implemented strategies to improve coordination of care, innovation in clinical care and population health, and integration between primary and specialty care. His academic focus has been on innovation in care delivery and payment models, and he has spoken and written extensively on these topics. He has held numerous positions in federal and state government, including as a fellow in the U.S. Senate Finance Committee during the passage of the Affordable Care Act; on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during Medicare Part D legislation; and as a senior health care policy adviser to the governor of Illinois. He was recently appointed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to represent The Johns Hopkins University on the Maryland State Board of Physicians.

Scott received his bachelor’s degree in biology, master’s degree in business administration and medical degree from Yale University. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins, in the Department of Internal Medicine. Currently, he serves as an associate professor in the Department of Medicine in the Cardiology Division with a secondary appointment in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

Please join me in welcoming him to the Johns Hopkins Medicine senior leadership team.

-Kevin Sowers, President, Johns Hopkins Health System, EVP, Johns Hopkins Medicine