Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

David W. Bernard


David W. Bernard, MD, Ph.D.

Medical Director, Clinical Pathology
Medical Director, Referral Testing, Laboratory Medicine I.T., Point of Care Testing
Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine
The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization
Associate Member
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

6565 Fannin Street, Suite M227
Houston, Texas 77030
Phone: 713-441-2985
Email: dwbernard@houstonmethodist.org


Dr. Bernard received his M.D. and Ph.D. (biochemistry) degrees from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After completing a clinical pathology residency and a clinical chemistry fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, he became an assistant professor in the Departments of Pathology and Biochemistry at the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine at the Allegheny University of Health Sciences. From 1998 until 2004, Dr. Bernard was an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He joined The Methodist Hospital Physician Organization in 2004, and the faculty of the Weill Cornell Medical College in 2005.

Dr. Bernard is a clinical pathologist with subspecialty certification in molecular genetic pathology, and subspecialty interest in clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine. He also has special interests in patient safety, laboratory effectiveness operations, informatics, and administration.

Representative Recent Publications

  • Wang P, Molina CP, Maldonado JE, Bernard DW. In utero drugs of abuse exposure testing for newborn twins. J Clin Pathol. 2010 Mar;63(3):259-61.
  • Olsen RJ, Tang Z, Farkas DH, Bernard DW, Zu Y, Chang CC. Detection of the JAK2(V617F) mutation in myeloproliferative disorders by melting curve analysis using the LightCycler system. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Jul;130(7):997-1003.
  • Dasgupta A, Bernard DW. Herbal remedies: effects on clinical laboratory tests. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006 Apr;130(4):521-8. Review.
  • Johnson WJ, Jang SY, Bernard DW. Hormone sensitive lipase mRNA in both monocyte and macrophage forms of the human THP-1 cell line. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2000 Aug;126(4):543-52.