Zackary Berger, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, is an internal medicine physician and primary care doctor. He obtained his MD and PhD from New York University and trained in the primary care - internal medicine residency program at NYU/Bellevue, coming to Hopkins for a faculty position in 2009. In addition to his active adult medicine practice and role as a preceptor (instructor) in the resident clinic, he conducts research on doctor-patient communication and the role of the primary care doctor in cancer treatment. He is particularly interested in measuring and improving safety and quality in the outpatient setting. His publications can be viewed on Pubmed, Google Scholar. Berger's writing has appeared in scholarly journals and many venues for the broader public both on-line and in print. In a parallel life, he is a poet and translator in Yiddish and English.