Treatment & Services
- Arm Lift
- Body Lift
- Breast Implant Exchange
- Breast Lift
- Brow Lift
- Cancer Center
- Chin/cheek Implants
- Diep Flaps
- Ear Reconstruction
- Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
- Facial Fracture Repair
- Facial Reconstruction
- Fat Injections
- Hand Surgery
- Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
- Laser Peels
- Lip Enhancement
- Non-invasive Rejuvenation
- Plastic Surgery
- Scar Revisions
- Scar Surgery
- Skin Care
- Skin Grafting
- Thigh Lifts
- Trauma Reconstruction
- Wrinkle Fillers
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aging or Painful Skin
- Benign Bone Tumors
- Birth Defects
- Breast Cancer
- Cleft Lip
- Cleft Palate
- Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
- Craniofacial Disorders
- Excess Skin After Weight Loss
- Facial Aging
- Hand Problems
- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
- Mastectomy Defects
- Moebius Syndrome
- Nose Deformity
- Pediatric Birthmark
- Pediatric Lesions
- Pediatric Moles
- Pediatric Nevus
- Pediatric Skin Tags
- Pediatric Tumors
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Tags
- Skin Tears
- Small Breast Size
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Hand and Microsurgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA
- Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
- Residency Program Director
- Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
- Plastic Surgery
- Plastic Surgery - Hand Surgery
hand, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, surgery of the breast
Awards & Honors
- Annual Pastoral Care Award, 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
- William D. Holden Award in Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,1986
Innovations & Patents
- Holds a patent for a needleless IV infusion system that improves safety for both patients and healthcare workers
- Developed innovations in reconstructive surgery that improve outcomes in microsurgical flap survival
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio
- American Association of Plastic Surgeons
- Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Research & Publications
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As of 12/1/2017, Dr. Bernard 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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125 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
This doctor is good, but he is ALWAYS late, regardless if it was for my surgery or my office visits. I'm not talking about 15 minutes late, more like an hour or so. That is my biggest complaint about him.
Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018
*Dr. Bernard & his staff are great!
Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018
The physician explained choices and pros and cons of those choices.
Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018
Had a long wait for last consult visit but Dr. Bernard got held up in surgery and was actually fitting us in at the end of the day so we completely understood and he was very apologetic when he did see us. he spent plenty of time with us in spite of his full day.
Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Bernard and I am happy to be a part of the Cleveland clinic care team
Reviewed on May 31, 2018
Dr Bernard and his direct staff were very accommodating and are always very pleasant
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2018
*Dr. Steven Bernard is very skilled and caring. He is one of the top physicians that I met.
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2018
We discussed silcone pads for scars but I didn't get the information before I left.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2017
The provider was very clear about what I would do.
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2017
Wasnt given direct instructions about my restrictions and when some normal activities should return.
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