Charles R.B. Beckmann, M.D., M.H.P.E.
Born in Springfield, Missouri, on May 16, 1947, Charles R.B. Beckmann is married to Claudia Anderson Beckmann. They have two daughters, one a graduate of Temple University with a B.A. in Spanish and the other an undergraduate at Messiah College studying communications science and theology. Dr. Beckmann graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1970 with a B.A. in English Literature. He continued to medical school at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, earning an M.D. in 1975. After a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Rush University, Chicago, he became a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1981. He began his academic OB-GYN career at the University of Illinois in Chicago and while there completed a Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) in 1983. In 1999 Dr. Beckmann completed a Certificate in Medical Business Administration at the Johns Hopkins School of Business, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Beckmann has held a series of academic and clinical appointments at several universities ending in 2009 when he retired from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia where he was an attending physician as well as Director of Medical Education and medical director of the residency clinic. During this time he was also Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, Jefferson University. Dr. Beckmann has published over 50 papers in referred journals and six books, one of which is a textbook specifically designed for medical students: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Beckmann and Ling, WK-LWW - 2014, now in its 7th edition. He has been associated with several professional organizations including the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), the Council for Resident Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (CREOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Association of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP).
Dr. Beckmann’s clinical interests include primary and preventive health care, geriatrics, colposcopy, violence against women (sexual assault and abuse, domestic violence, and female genital mutilation), medical informatics, and multidisciplinary, multilingual health care. His academic interests include graduate and undergraduate medical education, health care administration, medical ethics, and patient education. Dr. Beckmann is also interested in international health care. He is also one of the founders of Serving at the Crossroads, a Pennsylvania NGO which built and helps operate a 10,000 square foot multidisciplinary clinic in La Entrada de Coopan, Honduras, in partnership with a sister organization of Honduran physicians and dentists, Manos Amigas.