Dr. Berbee is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison (Mechanical Engineering, Finance and Investment Banking). He worked as a systems engineer at IBM for four years before starting his IT company, Berbee Information Networks Corporation. Over the next 13 years, the company grew to 800 staff and more than $300 million in revenue. After selling Berbee to the public company CDW, he attended Stanford University where he obtained his medical degree. He completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin (UW) Hospital and Clinics. He currently works as a board-certified emergency physician in Wisconsin. His interest in otoscopy occurred because of frustration with the current technology available for the pediatric ear exam.
Dr. Berbee has been awarded the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award, the Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, the Ken Hendricks “Seize the Day” Award and the University of Wisconsin Distinguished Alumni Award. He and his wife, Karen Walsh, are active in their home state of Wisconsin. Their private foundation, The BerbeeWalsh Foundation, supports human health and wellness, healthy lifestyles and animal welfare.