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Aviva Berkowitz, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine

Email: Aviva.berkowitz@wmchealth.org 
Office: Macy Pavilion, Room 1297

Aviva Berkowitz, M.D., was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Berkowitz attended the S. Daniel Abrams Honors Program at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University where she earned her degree in Biology. She then received her MD degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Radiation Oncology at Montefiore Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in her final year. While at Montefiore, Dr. Berkowitz served as the Resident Committee Chair of the Radiosurgery Society, developing teaching and mentoring initiatives for trainees interested in stereotactic radiotherapy. Her clinical interests include lung, gastrointestinal, and breast malignancies.


  • M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • B.A. in Biology, Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University


  • English
  • Hebrew


  • Berkowitz AC, Halmos B, Cheng H, Huntzinger C, Ohri N. FDG-PET Metrics in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Modern Review and Meta-Analysis. Poster Presentation, 2020 ASTRO Annual Meeting. 10/2020.
  • Berkowitz AC, Teckie S. The Importance of SBRT in the Treatment of Oligoprogressive Disease. Oral Presentation, Personalizing Radiotherapy – When is Radiosurgery the Optimal Treatment? Radiosurgery Society Resident Debate; Bronx, NY. 01/2020.
  • Berkowitz AC. Management of Oliogmetastatic Disease with Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Oral Presentation, Radiosurgery Society Regional Resident Workshop; New York, NY. 01/2019.
  • Berkowitz AC, Bodner WR, Cheng H, Halmos B, Ohri N. Definitive Radiotherapy without Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Modern Experience. Poster Presentation, 2019 ASTRO Annual Meeting. 09/2019.

Areas of Expertise

  • Breast Radiation Oncology
  • GI Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Thoracic Radiation Oncology

Professional Services

  • Radiosurgery Society (RSS) Resident Committee Member (06/2018-03/2020) and President (03/2020-06/2021):
  • Led resident-driven regional workshops designed to enhance resident education in radiosurgery, including a live resident debate on emerging topics in SRS and SBRT. Launching a webinar series on topics of mentorship and career pathways in radiosurgery as well as a resident-faculty mentorship program.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American College of Radiation Oncology
  • The Radiosurgery Society


  • Outstanding House Officer Award
  • Leo M. Davidoff Award for Outstanding Teaching of Medical Students
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society