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Steven Bernard, MD
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44125

(216) 444-6908

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Post Graduate Training

Hand and Microsurgery Surgery Fellowship:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Pittsburgh , PA                                                                              1995-1996

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Pittsburgh , PA                                                                              1993-1995

General Surgery Residency:

Case Western Reserve University Integrated Surgery Program
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland , OH                                                                               1986-1993

Dudley P. Allen Scholarship:

Research Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University
MetroHealth Medical Center
                                                            1988-1990

Education

Graduate Education:

M.D., School of Medicine ; Holden Award in Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland , OH                                                                               1982-1986

Undergraduate Education:

A.B., Cum Laude in Chemistry
Miami University
Oxford , OH                                                                                 1978-1982

Current Employment

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Case Western Reserve University

Department of Plastic Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Fields of Concentration: Surgery of the Breast, Microsurgery, and Cosmetic Surgery

9500 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland , Ohio 44125

Voice: (216) 444-6908
                    

Medical Licensure (Numbers on Request)

Ohio license......................................1986-Present
Pennsylvania license...........................Inactive
D.E.A...............................................1986-Present

Certification

Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand (Number 457; 1999)
Board Certification Plastic Surgery (Number 5441; 1998)
Board Certification in General Surgery (Number 39360 Inactive; 1995)
Laser Surgery Certification CWRU & UPMC (1990 & 1994
)

Honors and Awards

Annual Pastoral Care Award for MetroHealth Medical Center....................2003

First Place — Ivy Society Annual Meeting..............................................1995

First Place Cleveland Surgical Society Research Contest......................1993

Who’s Who in Health & Medical Services...............................................1991

Upjohn Achievement Award for Outstanding Hospital Achievement...........1990

First Place — House Staff Scientific Contest
MetroHealth Medical Center
......................................................1989 & 1990

Third Place Cleveland Surgical Society Research Contest.....................1989

William D. Holden Award in Surgery
Case Western Reserve University School
of Medicine..............................1986

Undergraduate Research Award
Analytical Studies of Oxovanadium Schiff Base Complexes
Miami University
................................................................................ 1982

 

Professional Societies

Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Committees:    PSEF Educational Technologies Committee (Plastic Surgery Education Foundation)

Technology CD Committee (Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation)
In-Service Exam Committee (Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation)
Scientific Program Committee: Microsurgery Subcommittee (ASPS)

Member of the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons

Member of the Academy of Medicine Cleveland

Committee:       Public Health/Disaster Response Committee

Consulting

 

Applied Medical Technologies, Inc.: Microsurgical instruments (Bernard TM Approximator) & IV ports

Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Technology Division: Implantable drug delivery systems

DataSurg: Custom Database Solutions: Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, MasterPrints Corp., CWRU Plastic Surgery, Univ. of Kansas City Mo., and others

Community

 

Plastic Surgery Today WTKF 107.3 FM Radio Program Interview 10/15/2001

 

Medical Advisory Committee for Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

 

Elementary School Education: “Mr. Bones” Yearly Lecture

 

Living Well Series: “Rebuilding After Mastectomy: The Basics of Breast Reconstruction”, MetroHealth Medical Center community outreach program.

 

PTA Directory Database for Avon Lake Schools

 

Craniofacial Deformities Clinic Database

 

Clinical and Workers Compensation Database for the Division of Plastic Surgery

 

Web Site Design for Avon Lake Presbyterian Church

Publications

McAdoo J, Sillins S, Tyler J, Jordan R, Kaufman K, Luce E, and Bernard S, Closed Continuous Irrigation with Lidocaine and Immediate Mobilization for Treatment of Pyogenic Tenosynovitis, Submitted to The Journal of Hand Surgery 2006.

Bernard, S.L., Heckler, F.R., and Dumanian, G.A. The External Oblique Turnover Muscle Flap for Difficult Flank Wounds. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2003 Jun;111(7):2344-8.

Bernard, S. L.,  Broadband Internet Connection for the Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery News, January 2003

Bernard, S. L., Home Networking for the Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery News, 2002

Neligan, P. Bernard, S.L., et al, PSEF Technology CD, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, November 2001

Bernard, S. L., Web Graphics for  the Plastic Surgeon: Part 2, The Digital Plastic Surgeon Column  Plastic Surgery News, September 2001

Bernard, S. L., Web Graphics for  the Plastic Surgeon: Part 1, The Digital Plastic Surgeon Column  Plastic Surgery News, August 2001

Bernard, S. L. Reconstruction of the Burned Nose and Ear. Clinics in Plastic Surgery 27:97, 2000

Hurwitz, D. J. and Bernard, S. L. The Buccinator Myomucosal Island Pedicle Flap for Repair of Oro-Antral-Nasal Fistulae. Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery  2:270, 1995

Bernard, S. L. and Smith, J. K. The Mercedes Incision in Hair Restoration.  Ann. Plas. Surg. 34:385, 1995

Batra, M., Bernard, S. L., and Picha, G. J.  Histologic Comparison of Breast Implant Shells with Smooth, Foam, and Pillar Microstructuring in a Rat Model from One Day to Six Months.  Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 95:354, 1995

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J.  The Use of Coralline Hydroxyapatite in a “Biocomposite” Free Flap. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 87: 96, 1991.

Ben-Shachar, G., Sivakoff, M. C., Bernard, S. L., Dahms, B. B.,  and Riemenschneider, T. A.  Acute Continuous Argon-laser Induced Tissue Effects in the Isolated Canine Heart.  Am. Heart J. 110:65, 1985.

Ben-Shachar, G., Sivakoff, M. C., Bernard, S. L., Dahms, B. B., Riemenschneider, T. A.  Acute Argon-laser Induced Histologic Changes in Canine Myocardial Vascular and Valvular Tissues.  Circ. 70(II):457, 1984

Sivakoff M., Ben-Schachar, G., Bernard, S. L., and Riemenschneider, T. A.  Direct Visualization of Intracardiac and Intravascular Structures in Anesthetized Dogs Using a Transcatheter Fiberoptic System.  Ped. Card. Presented at the 26th Annual Session of the Section on Cardiology, American Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago , IL , Sept. 14, 1984

Bernard, S. L., and Picha, G. J. A Mathematical Model of Contracture Around Breast Implants in the Rat.  Submitted  Ann. Plas. Surg.

Bernard, S. L., and Picha, G. J. A Comparison of Textured and Non-Textured Breast Implants in the Rabbit. Submitted Plast. Reconstr. Surg.

Book Chapters

Rodriguez, R and Bernard, S. L., Reconstruction of the Knee, eMedicine Online Textbook 2006

Ciashini, M, and Bernard, S. L., The History of Plastic Surgery, eMedicine Online Textbook 2001

Bernard, S. L. and Greco, R. J., Chapter 37: Pediatric Hand Trauma. In Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Bentz, M. L. (Ed.), Appleton & Lange 1997.

Nyström, N. Å. and Bernard, S. L., Cerebral Palsy. In Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Bentz, M. L. (Ed.), Appleton & Lange 1997.

Nyström, N. Å., Lull, R., and Bernard, S. L., Hand Trauma. In The Trauma Manual, Peitzman, A. B. (Ed.) Little Brown 1997.

Presentations

Bernard S, Management of Midfacial Fractures. AO Workshop, Cleveland , OH . Nov. 5, 2005

Bernard S, Updates on Breast Reconstruction. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, MetroHealth Medical Center , CWRU School of Medicine , October 29, 2005

Berria R, Minium J, Bernard S, Catalano P and Hauguel-de-Mouzon S., Expresssion of Adiponutrin, a Novel Adipose Tissue Non-secreted Protein, is Highly Regulated during Pregnancy. Diabetes In Pregnancy Study Group meeting in Myconos , Greece September 15-18, 2005

Catalano P, Presley L, Minium J, Bernard S, Hauguel-de Mouzon S. Longitudinal changes in in vivo and in vitro maternal lipid metabolism during gestation, Diabetes In Pregnancy Study Group meeting in Myconos, Greece September 15-18, 2005

Bernard S, Isakov R. Adipofacial flap coverage of recipient vessels in free flap surgery. Ohio Valley Soceity of Plastic Surgeons, May 2005.

Bernard, S.L., Options in Breast Reconstruction, Hometown Radio Interview, WBKC-AM Cleveland , Nov 2004

Catalano, P.M., Bernard, S.L., Huston-Presley, L., Minium, J., Hauguel-deMouzon, S., Longitudinal Chnages in Maternal Lipid Profiles in Lean and Overweight Women During Gestation, 36th Annual Meeting Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group, Luso, Portugal, September 2004

Bernard, S.L., Digital Imaging for Plastic Surgeons Course, Annual Meeting of American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Fall of 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Bernard, S.L., Recent Advances in the Treatement of Rheumtoid Arthritis of the Hands, Hand Surgery Grand Rounds, November, 19 2002

Bernrds, S.L. and Michelow, B., Using Access 2000 to Create a Patient Database for Plastic Surgeons, CME Course, American Soceity of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, November, 2002

Neligan, P. Bernard, S.L., et al, Multimedia Computerized Presentations for Education, CME Course, American Soceity of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, November, 2002

Rose, K, Bernard, S.L., Adipofacial Turnover Flap for Vascular Anastomosis Coverage in Free Flaps, Poster, Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, Pittsburgh , PA , May 2002

Poggi, J, Bernard, S.L., Improved Technique for Vein Conduit Placement in Nerve Grafting, Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, Pittsburgh , PA , May 2002

Bernard, S.L., Wells, M., and Jordan, R.B., Digital Imaging for Plastic Surgeons, Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, Cleveland, OH, June 2001

Mosser, S., Malangoni, M., Blinkhorn, R., Jordan, R.B., and Bernard, S.L., Treatment of Rapidly Growing Atypical Mycobacterial Infections, Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, Cleveland, OH, June 2001

Bernard, S.L., Complex Wound Coverage, Orthopeadic Trauma Grand Rounds: MetroHealth Medical Center CME, May 1, 2001

Bernard, S.L., Synthes Maxillofacial Trauma Education: Lead Educator for Two Day Course in treatment of Facial Fractures March 21-23, 2001

Bernard, S.L. and Jordan , R.B. Reconstruction Techniques for Major Skin Defects. Skin Cancer Update for the New Millennium, Cleveland , OH , September 22, 2000

Bernard, S.L., Medical Photography for Plastic Surgeons. Grand Rounds, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, July 2000

Bernard, S. L., Clinical Database Development. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, Cleveland , OH , June 2000

Goldman, S., Bernard, S. L., Wells, M., and Jordan, R. Results of Early Cleft Lip Repair. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, Cleveland , OH , June 2000

Bernard, S. L., Goldberg, D., and Negele, T., Composite Reconstruction of Total Upper Lip Defects With a Rib Free Flap Combination. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting, Cleveland , OH , June 2000

Bernard, S. L., Angle Fracture of the Mandible, AO/AISF Maxillofacial Course, Cleveland , OH , February, 2000

Bernard, S. L., Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast. Surgery Grand Rounds, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, November 6, 1999

Bernard, S.L., The Mutidisiplinary Approack to Complex Injuries of the Extremity. Trauma Conference, CWRU/MetroHealth Medical Center July 15, 1999

Bernard, S. L., Jordan , R., Luce, E. Wells, M., and Sillins, D.,  Improved Results from Closed Continuous Irrigation with Lidocaine and Immediate Mobilization for Pyogenic Tenosynovitis. The American Association for Hand Surgery, Hawaii , January 1999 (abstract of presentation in Issue 13 of Physician’s Weekly)

Sillins, D., Jordan, R., Luce, E. Wells, M., and Bernard, S. L., Improved Results from Closed Continuous Irrigation with Lidocaine and Immediate Mobilization for Pyogenic Tenosynovitis, Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1998

Bernard, S. L., Skog, J., and Nyström, N. Å. , Results of Anterior Scalenectomy & Neurolysis of the Brachial Plexus for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Poster, American Hand Society Annual Meeting, Nashville , Tennesse, September 1996

Chapin, S. D., Bernard, S. L., and Edington, H. The Medial Thigh Adipofascial Flap for Coverage of Anterior Knee Defects. Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting, June 1996

Kaufman, B. R., Nyström, N. A., and Bernard, S. L. Treatment of Chronic Upper Extremity Pain with a Minimal Anesthetic Technique. Ivy Society, Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , March 1996

Bernard, S. L., Skog, J., and Nyström, N. Å. , Results of Anterior Scalenectomy & Neurolysis of the Brachial Plexus for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Ivy Society, Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania , March 1996

Bernard, S. L. and Heckler F. The External Oblique Flap for a Difficult Back Wound. First place paper at the Ivy Society, Hershey Pennsylvania , March 11, 1995

Bernard, S. L. and Smith J. K. The Mercedes Incision in Hair Restoration. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Quebec City , Canada , October 12-14, 1994

Bernard, S. L. and Stellato, T. A. Temperature Change During Laparoscopic versus Open Cholecystectomy. First Place paper at the Cleveland Surgical Society, March 1993

Picha, G. J., Bernard, S. L., and Goldstein, J. A comparison of Surface Structure versus Low Bleed and Non-low Bleed Implants in the Rabbit Animal Model - Six Months Study. Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 1-4, 1992

Franceschi, D. and Bernard, S. L. The Impact of Blunt Trauma on Major Burns. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, February 1991

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J.  Hydroxyapatite as a “Biocomposite” Free Flap.  1990 International Symposium on Plastic Surgery, Brisbane , Australia , September 5, 1990

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J. A Mathematical Model of Capsular Contracture Around a Minibreast Implant in the Rat.  Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, June 14, 1990

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J.  The Use of the “Biocomposite” Free Flap Concept to Render a Porous Implant Resistant to Infection in a Rat Model. Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, June 14, 1990

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J.  The Use of a Porous Implant in a “Biocomposite” Free Flap.  The 16th Annual Meeting of the Society For Biomaterials, Charleston , South Carolina , May 20-23,1990

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J.  The Use of the “Biocomposite” Free Flap Concept to Render a Porous Implant Resistant to Infection in the Rat.  MetroHealth Medical Center , May 22, 1990

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J. A Mathematical Model of Capsular Contracture Around a Minibreast Implant in the Rat.  MetroHealth Medical Center , May 22, 1990

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J.  The Use of the “Biocomposite” Free Flap Concept to Render a Porous Implant Resistant to Infection in a Rat Model.  Cleveland Surgical Society, March 20, 1990

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J.  The Use of a Porous Implant in a “Biocomposite” Free Flap.  Cleveland Surgical Society, March 14, 1989

Bernard, S. L. and Picha, G. J.  Hydroxyapatite in a “Biocomposite” Free Flap.  MetroHealth Medical Center , May 23, 1989

Metha, S. K., Riemenschneider, T. A., Bernard, L. F., Block, B., Mortimer, E. A., Gordon, T. B., and Bernard, S. L.  A Community Educational Strategy for Prevention of Heart Disease. Presented at the Second World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology, NY, June 2-6, 1985

Ben-Schachar, G., Sivakoff, M. C., Bernard, S. L., Dahms, B. B., Riemenschneider, T. A.  In Vitro Dose-response of Argon Laser Irradiation of Canine Cardiac Vascular and Valvular Tissues.  Presented at the 12th  Annual Meeting ODICH, Ann Arbor , Michigan , May 18, 1984.

Ben-Shachar, G., Sivakoff, M. C., Bernard, S. L., Dahms, B. B., Riemenschneider, T. A.  Effects of Continuous Argon Laser Irradiation on Canine and Autopsied Human Cardiac Tissue.  Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering - Second Annual Meeting, San Diego , CA Aug. 21, 1984

Current Research

   

Prefabricated Free Flaps for Reconstruction of the Lip

 

Pain Free Treatment of Infectious Tenosynovitis

 

Comparison of Surgical Approaches in Treatment of Orbital Blowout Fractures

 

Insulin Resistance and Glucose Metabolism in Pregnancy (Lead investigator: Patrick Catalano, MD Chair OB/GYN – Grant supported multiyear project)

RO1 grant GCRC #97-10

IRB # 09786-OBG-97

 

Outcomes Based Preoperative Patient Education for Breast Reconstruction (co-investigators Dr. Elizabeth D. McKinley, M.D., M.P.H. and Kathy Barcco, RD)

 

Simplified Vein Sleeve for Nerve Grafting (OVSPS Annual Meeting Presentation: Resident: Joseph Poggi, MD not published yet)

 

Adipofacial Flap Cover of the Donor Vessels in Free Flaps (OVSPS Annual Meeting Presentation: Resident: Kevin Rose, MD not yet published)

 

Aesthetic AICD Placement (OVSPS Annual Meeting Presentation: Resident: Krishna Dash, MD June 2002)


     
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