Marion J. Bergman, MD, MPA
Marion J. Bergman, MD, is a board-certified pulmonologist practicing in Patchogue, NY, since 1981. She is a graduate of the Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa, specialized in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases at SUNY Downstate (Brooklyn) and Stony Brook. Marion served a term as medical staff President of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, and was the Medical Director of Respiratory Care Services for many years. In addition to mentoring numerous medical students, Dr. Bergman and her family have hosted numerous international students in their home.
Since returning to graduate school at NYU's Wagner School, (MPA '06), Marion now devotes considerable time and energy to rural health and development projects in the developing world. Marion served as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of MESAB (Medical Education for South African Blacks) which for 22 years provided scholarships to train more black healthcare professionals in South Africa. She is Director of Healthcare projects for Miracle Corners of the World, Inc, a Trustee for the Global Child Dental Fund, American Jewish World Service and Physicians for Human Rights.
Marion also serves as a Governor of the American Jewish Committee, is a member of its Jacob Blaustein Institute for Human Rights Administrative Council and a past president of its Long Island chapter. She is an Advisory Board Member of Tel Aviv University's Harold Hartog School of Government and Public Policy.