Department Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Primary Location Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health - Las Vegas
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Consultation, Evaluation, And Treatment Adult Neurological Disorders
  • Neurology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Dementia
  • Memory Loss
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About Charles Bernick, MD, MPH

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 & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Public Health
Las Vegas, NV USA

Fellowship - Arizona Health Sciences Center
Neurology, Neuromuscular Disorders
Tucson, AZ USA

Residency - University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
Miami, FL USA

Internship - UCSF/Mount Zion Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA

Medical Education - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX USA

Undergraduate - Rice University
Houston, TX USA


  • Neurology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/25/2018, Dr. Bernick has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

108 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr. Charles Bernick: explains and easy to understand, my problems and what will happen going forward.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Dr. Bernick does care! He wants to listen and provide information that will give me a greater outcome to help me with a better life.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Thank you Dr Bernick for all you do to help me. Listening, explaining and trying to improve my life

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Bernick is always a very good listen and involves you in the treatment options.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Bernick is unlike any medical doctor I have ever encountered. His "bed side manner" and interactions with me as patient/subject gave me considerable confidence in the administration of the tests that he supervised. He exudes a very reassuring sense of expertise coupled with old fashion patient/subject care and attention. He reflects all things positive on the medical profession and more significant, on the Cleveland Clinic. He is an extraordinary doctor--which he was here in the DC area.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

all staff contact was excellent. Dr. Bernick was confident in his assessments. From a patient's point of view this is important.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Bernick anytime I had a chance.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

dr. b. always in a hurry

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

My C.C. Dr. Bernick MD, explained and helped me understand suggested procedures to follow.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Dr Bernicks explaination was very clear and understandable.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

The care provider has always shown care, knowledge and concerns for the patient and his disease.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

Very pleased about the time Dr. Bernick spent with me to help understand my mental condition

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Bernick is always very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

I think that Dr. Bernick is outstanding. I like coming to the office to see him.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2018

Dr. Bernick always speaks to her and includes her in decisions and leaves feeling confident in her care even though she doesn't remember the visit by the time we get home. she's treated with much dignity and respect.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

I have always had outstanding service and I am fortunate to have access to both this doctor and to this health group

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

My doctor has a very good way in explaining what I can do about my health issues. The older one gets the more complicated life becomes. Dr. Bernick deserves an A+ for how he encourages "older" people to wake up and smell the roses.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

The patient experience at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is the finest medical experience I have ever been a part of. The doctor, the staff, the volunteers are all exceptional and when dealing with a dementia patient they are so kind, considerate, knowledgeable and first class all the way. This should be a model for all medical offices to follow. Exceptional in every way!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

Dr. Bernick makes every visit a positive experience for both the patient and caregiver. Josie, his nurse is wonderful as well.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2018

The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is the most wonderful medical facility in Las Vegas. It is a privilege to be seen by Dr. Bernick and being given a diagnosis as horrible as dementia is, knowing that Dr. Bernick and the rest of the staff is there, makes it a little easier to handle.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Bernick , his nurse Josie and everyone at Cleveland Clinic treated me with the utmost respect. I look forward to being under their care. It was so nice to actually feel listened to and not judged.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

I was very favorably impressed by Dr. Bernick MD, his staff, and everyone I dealt with, even including the people in the lobby. And Dr Bernick MD could not have been more impressive. I am a retired physician, and I date back to "the good old days". His manner and knowledge reminded me of the best physicians I have known. I am very, very comfortable in his care. I have some future testing scheduled to be done at the clinic. I am sure those experiences will be equally good.

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