Charles Bernick, MD, MPH

702.483.6000

Charles Bernick, MD, MPH

Appointed: 2009

Charles Bernick, MD, MPH
Department: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Location: Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Mail Code Las Vegas
888 W. Bonneville
Las Vegas, NV 89106
WorkAppointment:702.483.6000
WorkFax:702.483.6039
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Charles Bernick, MD, MPH, is the Associate Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Dr. Bernick has been involved in the field of Alzheimer’s disease research and treatment for close to 20 years, beginning as the attending neurologist for the University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Dr. Bernick moved to Las Vegas in 1994 to join the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Since that time, he has directed the development of a statewide network of Alzheimer’s disease care.

In 2009, Dr. Bernick joined the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and has guided the Professional Fighters Brain Health study, a longitudinal cohort study of professional combatants aimed at understanding the effects of cumulative head trauma on brain structure and function.

He graduated summa cum laude from Rice University with a BA degree in history. He received his MD from University of Texas Southwestern, being elected to the medical honor society, alpha omega alpha. Dr. Bernick completed a neurology residency at the University of Miami, followed by a fellowship in neurology at the University of Arizona, and a Masters of Public Health at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Education & Fellowships

Graduate - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Public Health
Las Vegas, NV
2011
Fellowship - Arizona Health Sciences Center
Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders
Tucson, AZ USA
1986
Residency - University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
Neurology
Miami, FL USA
1984
Internship - UCSF/Mount Zion Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
1981
Medical School - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX USA
1980
Undergraduate - Rice University
Houston, TX USA
1976

Certifications

  • Neurology

Treatment & Services

  • Consultation, Evaluation, And Treatment Adult Neurological Disorders
  • Neurology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/17/2013, Dr. Bernick has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Bernick received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Novartis International, AG
  • Teva Neuroscience
  • UCB, SA

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English
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