Edward J. Burger
Foreign Member of TAS
Burger E.J., Jr., MD., Sc.D., FACP was born in 1933. Dr. Edward Burger, Director, Eurasian Medical Education Program and President of the Institute for Health Policy Analysis, Foreign member of the TAS is responsible for the overall direction and support of the Eurasian Medical Education Program of the American College of Physicians in Russia.
Dr. E. Burger holds a B.Sc. and a M.D. degree from McGillUniversity and a Masters and Doctor of Science from Harvard. He served in the White House Office of the President's Science Advisor during the early 1970's. Dr. Burger helped develop cooperative programs in science, medicine and the environment with the Soviet Unionduring the period of detente. He served as leader of U.S. delegations to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and served as Senior Scientific Advisor to the Economic Commission forEurope of the United Nations.
He was Professor of Community and Family Medicine at theGeorgetown University Medical Center. In the 1960's, Dr. Burger was a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the faculty of the Harvard School of Public and an Associate in the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Science and Public Policy. He is a member of a number of professional societies and is listed in Who’s Who, Who’s Who inAmerica, Who’s Who in Government, Who’s Who in Health Care and in the American Men and Women in Science. He is a Councillor, The Atlantic Council of the United States. Dr. Burger is the author of nearly 100 professional articles as well as several book-length works.
In 1997, Dr. E. Burger in partnership with the American College of Physicians, Kazan Medical Academy and the Ministry of Health of theRepublic of Tatarstan established Eurasian Medical Education Program (EMEP) dedicated to professional medical education for the benefit of health professionals in the Russian Federation.