Todd Berner is the Vice President of Global Medical Affairs at a gene therapy organization. His career in the healthcare industry spans over two decades during which he has served successfully in a number of capacities, and has been committed to the pursuit of improving the quality of care as a clinician and a pharmaceutical physician.
Early Life & Education
He initially became interested in medicine during his childhood as he grew up in the back of a New York pharmacy. He often spent days helping his dad out with the business, and it seemed a natural option for Todd to pursue a career in medicine. He attended the State University of New York at Albany where he earned in Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1979. Committed to becoming a doctor, he then went on to earn his MD at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, and then the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook.. While studying in Mexico, he picked up the Spanish language, and still is still professionally proficient today more than three decades later.
Todd continued his postgraduate medical education in Internal Medicine at New York Infirmary – Beekman Downtown Hospital, and the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency program at the University of Virginia -Roanoke Memorial Hospitals. He worked as an OBGYN for more than a decade, before transitioning to working as a pharmaceutical physician in 2002. He joined Endo Health Solutions in 2007 rising to Senior Director Health Outcomes Strategy, Clinical Development and Medical Sciences.
In recent years, he has made a name for himself as an expert in Health Economics and Patient Centeredness. He stands at the forefront of a shift in the healthcare industry as he works to generate evidence from the real world to improve the patient’s experience. He represents ASMA on Academic Real World Evidence Research, PCORI as a Stakeholder Reviewer and ISPOR as the Co-chair of the Patient Engagement in Research Special Interest Group and chaired the 3rd Partnering with ACOs Summit. He has authored myriad scientific publications and presentations, and often speaks at Health Economics symposiums.
Interests & Hobbies
Outside of his career, he enjoys playing and watching soccer, particularly the USMNT, and spending time with his lovely wife and children. He has long been involved with the Perlman Camp, Additionally, he previously served as a board member of the Winnick Center, the Hillel Center for Jewish life, at Syracuse University.