is a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon specializing in open and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, elbow and hip. He also specializes in sports-related trauma and non-operative management of sports-related injuries.
Dr. Bernard was born in Los Angeles, California. The son of a U.S. Naval Pilot, he lived in numerous countries including the Philippines, Japan, Cuba, and Jamaica and several states in the U.S. He completed his
undergraduate education at the U.S. Naval Academy, receiving a B.S. in Chemistry. He attended medical school at the Yale School of Medicine. During medical school, he obtained a Master’s in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in Healthcare Management and Policy. At the same time, he was selected as a Mortimer B. Zuckerman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School of government.
He went on to complete his Orthopaedic surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital,consistently ranked the #1 Hospital in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report. He continued his surgical training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, ranked the #1 Hospital in the U.S. for Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed a second fellowship in Orthopaedic
Trauma at Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève in Switzerland. While there, he spent time with several internationally renowned shoulder and knee surgeons in Geneva as well as Lyon, Nice, and Annecy, France.
Dr. Bernard has served as a Resident Team physician for the Baltimore Orioles, Johns Hopkins University NCAA III Athletics and NCAA I Men’s Lacrosse Team and Mount Carmel High School. During his time in New York, he served as an Assistant Team College NCAA Division I Athletics, New York City Public School Athletic League (PSAL). Most noteworthy, he was a Team Physician at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.
Dr. Bernard has received numerous awards and grants including an OREF grant for biomechanical research on shoulder instability, an OMEGA-AOA training grant for resident surgical education, and helped start a Student-Run Free clinic in medical school.
He has published numerous scientific peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and presented his research nationally and internationally at orthopaedic meetings. He has also traveled to Haiti as a visiting surgeon through SIGN fracture care. A life-long athlete, he has participated in numerous sports including soccer, track and field, boxing, rugby, and marathons.
Most of all, he believes in life-long fitness and enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.