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 - 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 School - 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/6/2017, 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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

  • Aegis Senior Communities, LLC.

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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

191 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

Very professional and an excellent experience.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017

no problems

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

Everything was done with professionalism

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2017

Excellent. Every option was discussed clearly.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017

Excellent first visit.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017

This was my first visit. It was not a time for decisions, medications, or follow up care. More information must be gathered first. This was a reasonably good experience overall.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2017

Again, I think it is a function of this Cleveland Clinics area(s) of specialization(s), i.e., yours being degenerative diseases of the brain whereas my need is for traumatic brain injury specialists..., again, having written that I am very, very appreciative of what Dr. Bernick, your occupational therapists, etc. are attempting to do for me given I don't fall in their area of expertise... Until you came to Las Vegas, to my knowledge, there were no experts in degenerative brain diseases..., so keep up the excellent work!!!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2017

awesome, very helpful

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2017

Excellent. First class

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2017

I cannot praise Dr. Bernick enough...he is an exceptional physician and a kind and thoughtful person.

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