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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine


Gersh,-Ben-webBenjamin C. Gersh, MD
Department of Psychiatric Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
600 Moye Boulevard, Mail Stop 694
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-744-2660
Fax: 252-744-3815

Assistant Professor

Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville, NC
Resident Physician, Departments of Psychiatric Medicine and Family Medicine

Co-Chief Resident (2010-2011), Department of Psychiatric Medicine

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University,
Greenville, NC.
Master of Public Health, currently enrolled

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University,
Greenville, NC.
Doctorate of Medicine, May 2006, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
M.S. Degree, Toxicology, August 2002

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC
B.S. Degree, Chemistry with a Biomedical Concentration, Minor in History,
May 1999.
Summa Cum Laude, Chancellor’s Scholar

North Carolina Resident Training License #135183
USMLE Step 1, June 2004, Pass
USMLE Step 2 CK, August 2005, Pass
USMLE Step 2 CS, December 2005, Pass
Neonatal Resuscitation Program
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Basic Life Support

2010  Resident of the Year, Department of Psychiatric Medicine
2010  Geriatric Medicine Award, Department of Family Medicine
2009  Family Medicine Interest Group Awesome Resident Teacher Award
2008  Family Medicine Interest Group Awesome Resident Teacher Award
2008  Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

2010-2011  Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatric Medicine
2010-2011  Graduate Medical Education Committee
2010-2011  Resident Education Council, Department of Psychiatric Medicine
2009-2010  Resident Council, Family Medicine/Psychiatry Representative
2009-2011  Personal, Professional and Leadership (PPL) Co-Leader
2010-2011  Senior Resident Course Content and Evaluation Associate,
                M2 Basic Psychiatry Course
2009-2010  Co-Course Coordinator, M2 Basic Psychiatry Course: 
I.   Psychopathology
II.  Clinical Aspects of Sexual Health and Contemporary Psychiatric Issues
III. Clinical Aspects of Alcohol/Substance and Lifestyle Abuse for the 
 Practice of Medicine
2009-2011  Member, Medical Student Education Committee (Psychiatry)
2010-2011  Small Group Leader for M1 Behavioral Science Course
2009-2010  Small Group Leader for M2 Basic Psychiatry Course
2009-2010  Lecturer for M2 Basic Psychiatry Course
2008  Performer, “Reader’s Theatre Program”
2006-2007  Resident Advisor, Psychiatric Medicine Interest Group
2006-2008  Preceptor, M-2 Clinical Skills Course

“Social Anxiety Disorder.” Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Greenville, NC, December 2, 2009.

“Substance-Related Emergencies.” Eastern Area Health Education Center
onference. Greenville, NC, May 5, 2009.

“Do You Hear What I Hear? An Overview of Psychotic Disorders.” Eastern
Area Health
Education Center (AHEC) conference. Greenville, NC, March 12, 2009.

POSTER PRESENTATION: “A Survey of Mental Illness Among the Luo Tribe
Western Kenya.” North Carolina Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting,
Asheville, NC,
September 2006.