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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Nonoperative Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine

Medical Degree

UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Primary Care Sports Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Assistant Professor, Departments of Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Team Physician, UNC Sports Medicine
Associate Director and Continuity Clinic Director, Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Residency Program
  • Treating musculoskeletal conditions with traditional and novel therapies.
  • Helping people achieve and maintain their personal activity and fitness goals.
  • Working with athletes of all ages, interests and ability levels.
  • Using musculoskeletal ultrasound and minimally invasive procedures to improve care.
  • Providing medical coverage at sporting events.

Weaver Crossing
1181 Weaver Dairy Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

  • Managing athletes with blood clotting problems
  • Exploring ways to treat musculoskeletal problems without surgery
  • Minimizing risks/harms associated with treatment


Stafford, H., Berkowitz, J., Adams, N., Porras, L., Sandbulte, Z., Fisher, B., Felton, C., Booth, J., Reed, W., Wells, S., Johnson, L., Nelson-Chavis, J., Kettterly, J., & Berkoff, D. The effect of a sports nutrition didactic session on division I athletes. Medical Research Archives.2020;8(6):2-13. 

 Berkowitz JN, Skinner AC, Lohr JA. Carrying the Weight: Athletics and Obesity in High School Football Players. Clinical Pediatrics. 2019 Nov;58(13):1409-1414. doi: 10.1177/0009922819850495. Epub 2019 May 29. 

 Moll S, Berkowitz JN, Miars CW. Elite athletes and anticoagulant therapy: an intermittent dosing strategy. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2018 Nov 30;2018(1):412-417. doi: 10.1182/asheducation-2018.1.412. 

 Berkowitz JN, Moll S. Athletes and blood clots: individualized, intermittent anticoagulation management. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2017 Jun;15(6):1051-1054. doi: 10.1111/jth.13676. Epub 2017 Apr 27. 

 Berkowitz J, Moll S. Athletes and Anticoagulation: Return to Play After DVT/PE. October 19, 2016. Accessed October 19, 2016. 

 Berkoff DJ, Sandbulte ZW, Stafford HC, Berkowitz JN. Fibrin Glue for Olecranon Bursitis: 

A Case Report. Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Disease. 2016 Feb; 8(1): 28-30. 

 Willett CS, Berkowitz JN. Viability effects and not meoitic drive cause dramatic departures from Mendelian inheritance for malic enzyme in hybrids of Tigriopus californicus populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2007 May; 20(3): 1196–1205.  

  • UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellence (2018-2019)
  • Floyd W. Denny Pediatric Society Resident Award (2014)
  • Robert C. Cefalo House Officer of the Year Award (2013)
  • Janet J. Fischer Award (2013)
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine Academy of Educators (2013)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2010)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society (2010)

Weaver Crossing
1181 Weaver Dairy Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Phone: (984) 974-5700
Referral Fax: (919) 966-7956

Provider Office
Phone: (919) 966-7095
Fax: (919) 966-6730

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