Rose Berkun, MD '92

2017 Volunteer of the Year

Rose Berkun.

Circle of Leaders, Chair
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


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Rose Berkun, MD 92, generously volunteers her time, energy and expertise to a wide variety of endeavors in academic medicine, the field of anesthesiology and the community.

A clinical assistant professor of anesthesiology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Berkun is president of Northeast Ambulatory Anesthesia, PLLC, an office-based anesthesia practice that she founded.

A consummate teacher, mentor and ambassador for UB, she plays a lead volunteer role in the Build the Vision campaign, serving as chair of the Circle of Leaders recognition society.

She is a cofounder of UB DoctHERS, a network of women physicians, scientists, residents and students that works to promote equal opportunities for future generations of women in medicine and science.

Since 2012, she has served on the board of the UB Medical Alumni Association.

In addition to being on faculty in the UB Department of Anesthesiology, Berkun is program director for the annual Comprehensive Workshop on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, conducted at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Currently, Berkun is president the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists. She also serves in a number of leadership capacities with other medical societies, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Medical Society of the State of New York and the American Medical Association.