Steve Berman is Montefiore Health System’s Director of Innovation. He plays a key role in identifying, vetting, evaluating and piloting new technologies with clinicians and IT personnel within the Health System. He is on the Board of Directors of the HITLab at Columbia University and is involved with many of the incubators and tech accelerators throughout the City. He sees approximately 300 start-up companies and new technologies per year and mentors many of these start-ups as well. Mr. Berman joined Montefiore in 2008. He worked in Wall Street for Merrill Lynch, started 3 companies and sold one of the companies and the other 2 companies are still doing well today. His start-up experience is quite eclectic and spans the lawn and garden, oral care and health care industries. Mr. Berman is a Certified Public Accountant, received his M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Boston University.