Dr. Bruce Berg is retiring from the Regional Campus Dean position

Jun 01, 2018

From Dean Fogarty:     It is bittersweet to announce that Dr. Bruce Berg has decided to step down from his role as Regional Campus Dean at our Sarasota Regional Medical Campus and retire this fall. He has had a long and distinguished career with the FSU College of Medicine, establishing the Sarasota campus fourteen years ago as Founding Dean and helped us navigate through one of our early LCME site visits there in 2006. One of his first duties was to host the LCME for a site visit prior to having students there. Before this, he served for many years in Sarasota as a Pulmonologist and Intensivist and helped SMH implement their first EMR before joining the College of Medicine. His relationships with SMH were critical to our efforts to establish residency programs there, first in Internal Medicine and recently in Emergency Medicine. As we celebrated the 10th anniversary of that campus in 2016, it was obvious that Bruce has made great contributions to that campus in his time there. He has mentored and guided our first generation of students there and served as a great advocate and advisor for them. I attended the campus graduation dinner there last week and it was obvious the great admiration and affection that the whole campus and community has for him.

He has been talking to his family over the last several years about when retirement might be appropriate and the fall of this year seemed like the best time. He looks forward to spending more time with family and grandchildren and more time sailing in the waters around Sarasota. I have formed a search committee to identify Dr. Berg’s replacement. Dr. Juliette Lomax-Homier has agreed to chair the committee. They will meet over this summer to identify candidates and we hope to have the new Dean named in late summer to work with Dr. Berg during a transition time.

Please join me in thanking Dean Berg for his excellent service and dedication to the College of Medicine in his 14 years as Regional Dean. There will be more details over the summer on plans for celebrating this important transition.

With best wishes,