Program Leadership

Rebecca Berman, MD, FACP is the new program director for our Internal Medicine Residency program. After completing her chief residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in 2009, she joined Mass General Hospital, where she built a network of student-faculty primary care practices, the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC). Over 1000 Harvard Medical students have participated in CCC gaining early exposure to primary care, to care for the underserved and interprofessional education opportunities. In 2013, Dr. Berman returned to BWH to direct its primary care residency program. Dr. Berman is the founder and co-leader of the National Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine’s Primary Care Program Director Group and is the editor of their Primary Care Toolkit which offers a blueprint for building and strengthening primary care tracks. To help reduce pay disparities and improve diversity in medical leadership positions,  she teaches nationally on negotiation skills for physicians. She is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine and served on their National Career Development Working Group.  Other areas of interest include novel curricular design, health literacy and care for the underserved.

Soraya Azari, MD is the interim track director for the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Primary Care program. After completing residency at UCSF, she served as chief resident at ZSFG. Her research and teaching interests include improving the quality of care for patients with substance use disorders and facilitating the transition between the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Katherine Julian, MD is the track director for the UC Primary Care (UCPC) General Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is at the forefront of ambulatory education in internal medicine. After graduating from the UC Primary Care General Internal Medicine Residency Program, she served as a Chief Resident at San Francisco General Hospital, and then served as the assistant director of the UCPC program. Dr Julian became the director of the UCSF Primary Care track in February 2006. Dr. Julian is also the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Affairs, a member of the Academy of Medical Educators, and Director of Outcomes and Optimization for Graduate Medical Education.