Dr. Carol Berkowitz, M.D. FAAP, FACEP,
Perinatal and Postpartum Depression
Parents' mental health has a tremendous impact on their children's health, so it's important that parents take care of their own emotional well-being. Pediatricians care about maternal well-being and are the physician mothers may see most often following the birth of their baby. Your child's pediatrician may be someone to talk to about the challenges of being a new mom, and when these challenges exceed your reserve.
Carol Berkowitz, M.D. FAAP, FACEP, currently Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, was graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and did her pediatric residency at the Roosevelt hospital in New York. She is a Past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics and also served in numerous other national leadership positions including President of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA, now the Academic Pediatric Association), President of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), Chair of the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Pediatrics, Chair of the Council of RRC Chairs, President of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS). She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). She is a delegate from the AAP to the AMA and serves on the AMA’s Council on Medical Education.
She is a general pediatrician who is also Board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and in Child Abuse Pediatrics.
Her interests have focused on women in medicine, medical education, pediatric emergency medicine and child maltreatment. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme Jr. Leadership Award, and in 2007, she received the Abraham Jacobi Memorial Award, an acknowledgement by both the AAP and the AMA of her numerous contributions to the health and well-being of children and to the pediatric community. She is the author of several hundred articles and book chapters and is the editor of Berkowitz’s Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach, a textbook now in its 4th edition.
Melanie Cole, M.S.