Benjamin C. Gersh, MD

Benjamin C. Gersh

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
600 Moye Boulevard, Mail Stop 694
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-2660
Fax: 252-744-3815
Email: gershb@ecu.edu

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor


Education & Training

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

Licensure/Certification

  • 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

Honors/Awards

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

Activities, Appointments & Committees

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

Presentations/Research

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

"Substance-Related Emergencies." Eastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Conference. 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 of Western Kenya." North Carolina Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, September 2006.