PR-Larchmont Strategic’s Edward Berger Named Advisor to Harris Communications Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       August 28, 2013 

Cambridge, MA– Edward E Berger, PhD.,  CEO at Larchmont Strategic Advisors,  has joined the Harris Communications Group Advisory Board,  HarrisCom announced today.

“Dr. Berger brings a wealth of experience  and insight to our group and to our clients,”  said Anita Harris,   managing director of the Harris Communications Group.  “We’re delighted to bring`him aboard.”

Dr. Berger said: ” Having followed HarrisCom’s growth for many years, I’m pleased to work with such a forward-looking, competent team.”

Dr. Berger has worked for nearly 30 years in healthcare , medical technology and  life science fields.  His expertise encompasses biomedical regulatory and reimbursement policy as well as corporate communications.

As a member of the senior management teams of Fresenius Medical Care, Thermo Cardiosystems and ABIOMED, Dr. Berger exercised responsibility for strategically sensitive communications with government agencies, news media and investors and served as principal corporate spokesperson through numerous crises and other high visibility events.

Through his consultancy, Larchmont Strategic Advisors, he helps life sciences companies create and implement integrated strategies to address the obstacles and opportunities they face in their efforts to secure public and private insurer coverage and optimal reimbursement for new or evolving technologies.

Focusing on issues that arise at the intersection of public policy, corporate strategy development, and internal and external advocacy, Dr. Berger helps clients to deal effectively with the strategic challenges posed by the rapidly evolving healthcare regulatory and policy environment.  His clients have included companies in fields such as mechanical circulatory support, cardiology, orthopedics, neural monitoring and neuromodulation, gastrointestinal surgery, pulmonary medicine, nuclear medicine, diagnostic imaging, clinical laboratory testing, and personalized medicine.

Dr. Berger is a member of Mass Medical Angels, a mentor in Boston University’s IGNITE program, and Past President of the Medical Development Group, a 400 member professional association of individuals professionally committed to the medical device and related life sciences business sectors.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Harvard College, and earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at Boston University, where he was later Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Urban Affairs and Planning program.

The Harris Communications Group is an award-winning public relations firm specializing in integrated strategic communication, content marketing and thought leadership  for clients in healthcare, life sciences, technology and energy, worldwide.  Based in Kendall Square, Cambridge, HarrisCom is on the pulse of some of the most innovative ideas, technologies and products,  anywhere.