Leonard Berlin, MD, FACR

Professor of Radiology, Rush University Medical College and University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Leonard Berlin, M.D., FACR, was born, raised, and educated in Chicago. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois, he attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago where he was awarded his M.D. degree in 1959, and completed his residency in radiology in 1963. Dr. Berlin then served in the United States Air Force with the rank of Captain, as a radiologist. Upon returning to Chicago in 1965, Dr. Berlin became an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Illinois. In 1966 he joined the staff of Rush North Shore Medical Center (then known as Skokie Valley Community Hospital), and in 1977 was appointed chairman of its Department of Radiology. On January 1, 2009 the Medical Center was renamed NorthShore University HealthSystem, Skokie Hospital, and Dr. Berlin assumed the position of Vice-Chairman of Radiology, and on January 1, 2011 joined the Emeritus staff. Dr. Berlin has been an active participant in academic radiological and other medical affairs, both locally and nationally. He has been a Professor of Radiology at Rush Medical College for 24 years. He has written more than 330 scientific articles, seven book chapters, and a book entitled "Malpractice Issues in Radiology," now in its third edition. Dr. Berlin has also given more than 330 lectures on various medical subjects both nationally and internationally, primarily on the topic of radiologic malpractice and risk management. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology, and was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology in 1979. Dr. Berlin was awarded the Gold Medals for distinguished service to Radiology by the American Roentgen Ray Society in 2002 and the Chicago Radiological Society in 2005. He is a member of numerous national and local medical societies and other professional organizations, serving in various capacities including membership on or chairman of many strategic committees. Dr. Berlin served as a member of the College's Council Steering Committee from 2006 to 2009. He is immediate-past Chairman of the Radiological Society of North America's Professionalism Committee, and immediate past Chairman of the American College of Radiology's Ethics Committee. He served as the Chairman of the American College of Radiology's Task Force on Conflict of Interest from 2009 - 2011, and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the RSNA-ACR Task Force to Develop a Core Curriculum on Professionalism for Radiology Residents. In 1997-98, Dr. Berlin served as President of the Chicago Radiological Society, and in 2006- 2007 as President of the Illinois Radiological Society. He received the University of Illinois College of Medicine's Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2009, was awarded Honorary Membership in the Italian Society of Radiology in 2010, and served as Honorary President of the Sao Paulo Radiology Society Annual Meeting in Brazil April, 2011. Dr. Berlin was awarded the American College of Radiology's Gold Medal for distinguished service at its annual meeting on May 15, 2011.

Dr. Berlin's Lectures

Lessons Learned from the RSNA Mock Trial: Why We Need to Get It Right

Obtaining Infored Consent for Radiologic Exams Utilizing Ionizing Radiation: A Legal and Ethical Dilemma

Recent Publications

  1. Berlin L. To disclose or not to disclose radiologic errors: should "patient-first" supersede radiologist self-interest? Radiology. 2013 Jul;268(1):4-7.
  2. Berlin L. Medicolegal-malpractice and ethical issues in radiology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jul;201(1):W159.
  3. Berlin L. Medicolegal-malpractice and ethical issues in radiology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jul;201(1):W158.
  4. Berlin L. Medicolegal: malpractice and ethical issues in radiology. Are radiologists responsible for informing patients of the results of needle biopsies of the breast? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jun;200(6):W693
  5. Berlin L. Medicolegal: malpractice and ethical issues in radiology. Proofreading radiology reports. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jun;200(6):W691-2.
  6. Berlin L. Medicolegal: malpractice and ethical issues in radiology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 May;200(5):W533.