Richard Berlin

Dr. Richard Berlin is a Level 1 trauma surgeon at Carle Foundation Hospital. He is affiliated with Illinois’s Medical Information Systems program.  He is an adjunct associate professor of the Department of Computer Science at UIUC, where he teaches a course for engineering students on healthcare infrastructure.  He is an Associate Director of the Illinois Institute of Advanced Robotic Surgery. He has been leading the collaboration with Professor Sha (UIUC), with Dr. Julian Goldman (MGH/Harvard), with Dr. Chris Farmer (Mayo Clinic),  and with Dr. Karen White (head of Carle’s ICU) on safe medical device integration and next generation ICU R&D.

After a residency in surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center and a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Berlin joined Carle Hospital in Urbana as a trauma surgeon.  He also served as the medical director for health systems at Health Alliance, the regional Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) for central Illinois.  Berlin is the coauthor of a textbook on healthcare infrastructure.  His research interests lie in healthcare engineering systems design and device/network safety integration.  Berlin also holds an MBA.