Dr. Bernard received his MD and PhD (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 left Baylor in 2004 to join the Methodist Hospital Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine. He has many roles within the Department including Medical Director of Clinical Pathology, Referral Testing, Laboratory Medicine Information Technology, and Point-of-Care Testing.
Dr. Bernard’s current research focuses on improved utilization and effectiveness of clinical testing and information technology for identification and treatment of hospitalized patients. Active interests also include how to effectively use clinical information technology to reduce medical errors and improve patient safety.