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Ian Berger, MD

House Staff
College/University: 
University of Georgia
Medical School: 
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Clinical and Research Interests

Surgical quality, healthcare delivery, and health policy.

What were you looking for in a residency program?

Most importantly, a cohesive group of residents who are fun to be around, both in and out of work. Also, faculty who are invested in their trainees and push them to be the best surgeons possible. Finally, a location with plenty to do and extremely livable.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

The residents are extremely close and willing to help each other with anything. The program is a well-rounded surgical experience, especially with both open and minimally invasive techniques. The faculty are some of our biggest advocates, both in our training and life outside the hospital.

 

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Never be afraid to ask questions.

What do you like best about living in Durham and the Triangle?

There is so much to do that is both easy to get to and affordable. Both the mountains and beaches are close enough for day trips. Many residents own houses, which gives you more space and allows you to build equity.

What do you like to do outside of Duke?

Running, playing soccer, hiking, and exploring the Durham restaurant scene.