Mitchell F. Berman, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Dr. Berman's primary research interest is in outcome studies involving large computerized clinical and administrative databases. He is the administrator and designer of the anesthesia intraoperative data collection network and database at Columbia, a data source used for clinical research projects by researchers in the anesthesiology department and by other researchers at the University and Hospital.
The Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University is one of the main participants in the national MPOG research database housed at the University of Michigan (Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group). Dr. Berman is one of the primary collaborators in the MPOG research consortium.
Dr. Berman also maintains a strong interest in the ergonomics and design of anesthesia monitoring equipment, and the integration of electronic medical recordkeeping. He collaborates with the biomedical engineering department at the Hospital to select monitoring equipment and to design the mounting of patient monitors and computerized recordkeeping equipment onto the anesthesia workstation.