Kenya Board Member

Marion J. Bergman, MD, MPA

Marion J. Bergman, MD is a board-certified pulmonologist who practiced pulmonary medicine and critical care in Patchogue, NY for 33 years. During this time, she directed Brookhaven Memorial Hospital’s Respiratory Care Services and served a term as Medical Staff President. In addition, Marion regularly mentored medical and international students and, along with her family, provided scholarship support for South African health professionals from underprivileged backgrounds.

As an advocate for rural health and development in the developing world, Dr. Bergman now directs Global Healthcare projects for MCW Global. In this capacity, she has played a leadership role in improving the state of oral health and building the capacity of health professionals in Tanzania.

Dr. Bergman is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing. In addition, she serves on several university health advisory boards, including the Kornberg Dental School at Temple University, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Dr. Bergman also serves as a trustee on several non-profit boards including the Global Child Dental Fund and Physicians for Human Rights. She recently completed her term as a trustee of American Jewish World Service, including serving as Vice President. Dr. Bergman is a member of the AJC’s Board of Governors and its Jacob Blaustein Institute for Human Rights, and also currently chairs AJC’s Africa Institute.

Dr. Bergman holds an MD from the Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa and an MPA from New York University’s Wagner School.

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