Division of General Medicine Welcomes New Chief

October 13, 2008

Marc Berliant, M.D., a longtime Rochester clinician and educator, has been appointed chief of the Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He will begin in his new role in January 2009.

Berliant, a clinical professor of Medicine, has been a member of the Medical Center faculty since 1980. He most recently worked as an internist at Rochester Internal Medicine Associates. He also has been involved with medical students in community commitments such as the St. Joseph’s Outreach Project at the St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center, and has worked extensively with medical residents as a clinical professor and a mentor.

“Dr. Berliant’s long history at the Medical Center makes him the perfect choice for chief of General Medicine,” said Mark B. Taubman, M.D., the Charles E. Dewey Professor of Medicine and chair of the URMC Department of Medicine. “His expertise related to clinical care in the ambulatory and hospital settings, and his commitment to medical service to the community and teaching our future physicians will help further support the missions of the Department of Medicine and the Medical Center’s priorities of its Strategic Plan.”


Berliant is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has been honored with the James M. Stewart Award of the Department of Medicine for Distinguished Clinical Teaching and the Art Bauman Award for Outstanding Housestaff Teaching.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois, where he also did his undergraduate work. He completed his medical internship and served as chief resident during his post-doctoral training and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Additionally, he was a Kohn Senior Teaching Fellow.

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