Nicholas Berlin

Nicholas Berlin, MD, MPH, MS

PGY-5, Plastic Surgery


Nicholas is an integrated plastic surgery resident at the University of Michigan. Originally from Colorado, he completed his undergraduate education at the University of Notre Dame, Master’s in Public Health at Yale University, and medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Nicholas’s research has focused on strategies to improve the delivery of value-based care, spanning the integration of implementation science into learning health systems to the design and adoption of alternative payment models. He is particularly interested in the de-implementation of low-value preoperative testing, incentive design for voluntary bundled payment models, and the role of price transparency in reducing financial toxicity for elective procedures. He was selected to the 2019-2021 cohort of the National Clinician Scholars Program, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Health & Healthcare Research. He intends to pursue a career in academic surgery leveraging his expertise in health services and health policy research to improve delivery of value-based care through federal policy evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practices.

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