Dr. Bernstein grew up locally in Orange and spent time volunteering at Yale New Haven Hospital during the summers. After graduating from Hopkins Grammar school, he continued college and medical school in Connecticut. Since returning from his fellowship at Harvard, he has developed a specialty Orthopaedic practice in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.
Dr. Bernstein is actively involved with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has been asked by its presidents to serve on multiple task forces, the Residents and Fellows conference and Scientific Exhibits Committees. Besides his active clinical practice, he teaches at the Yale Medical School for Medical and Physician Associate Students as well as the Resident Doctors training in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr.Bernstein was inducted and served as the President of The New England Hand Society in 2020. He is the Medical Director of the Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgery Center located in Milford, Connecticut and is currently Chairman of the Courses and Meetings Advisory Committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Assistant Clinical Professor: Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.
Visiting Lecturer: American/Japanese Hand Society, Maine Orthopaedic Society, Yale University School of Medicine, Dartmouth School of Medicine.
Special Area of Interest: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fractures of the Wrist and Hand, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
American Society for Surgery of the Hand appointments (ASSH)
Chairman, Courses and Meeting Advisory Committee
Chairman, Scientific and Commercial Exhibits Committee
Commercial Support Committee
Hand Care Committee
Annual Meeting Committee
Business of Hand Surgery Committee
Reviewer, Journal of Hand Surgery
Courses and Meetings Advisory Committee
Product and Publications Advisory Committee
ASSH Young Member Mentoring program
Lending a Hand Representative to Yale Medical School
Prior ASSH appointments:
Chairman, Adriane E. Flatt Residents & Fellows Conference Committee
Ethics and Disclosure Subcommittee
Emergency Hand Surgery Task Force
Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Quinnipiac University School of Medicine