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Department Plastic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arm Lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Body Lift
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Implant Exchange
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer Center
  • Chin/cheek Implants
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic Botox Injections
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Abdomen
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Body
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast
  • Cosmetic Surgery of the Face
  • Diep Flaps
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Ear Pinning/otoplasty
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • EyeLid and Brow Lifts
  • Eyelid And Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Face Transplant
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reanimation
  • Fat Injections
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tranplantation
  • Injectables And Fillers For Facial Rejuvenation
  • Juvederm
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Neck Lift
  • Non-invasive Rejuvenation
  • Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Perlane
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiesse
  • Restylane
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Sculptra
  • Skin Care
  • Skin Grafting
  • Steroid Injections
  • Thigh Lifts
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 59 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging or Painful Skin
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Birth Defects
  • Birthmark
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congenital Hand Differences
  • Craniofacial Disorders
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Excess Skin After Weight Loss
  • Facial Aging
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Hand Problems
  • Mastectomy Defects
  • Moebius Syndrome
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nerve Compression of the Hand
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Nevus
  • Nose Deformity
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Ptosis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Breast Size
  • Wrinkles
View all 33 Specialties +
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Biography

About Steven Bernard, MD

Steven L. Bernard, MD, is a plastic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic. He was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He received his medical training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and went on to complete residencies in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery and fellowship training in Pediatric Plastic Surgery as well as Hand and Microsurgery through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He was a part of the ground breaking Face Transplant done at the Cleveland Clinic. His special interests include breast surgery; micro surgery, cosmetic injectable fillers, such as hyaluronic acid; and Botox®. Additional interests include vein treatment (sclerotherapy), pediatric plastic surgery and cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty).

Dr. Bernard has been board-certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery and has the certificate-added qualification in hand surgery. During this training, he was named an Allen Scholar and spent two years in microsurgical research. His many clinical interests include microsurgery reconstruction of the breast, hand surgery. As an innovator, he also pioneered an IV fluid system that avoids the use of sharp needles improving patient safety.

The first 10 years of his career were at MetroHealth Medical Center where served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University and pioneered techniques to improve the outcomes of complex head and extremity trauma patients.

An invited lecturer at national and international medical meetings, Dr. Bernard has authored or co-authored more than 20 scientific papers and book chapters on plastic surgery topics, including hand infection management, total lip reconstruction, hand burns and trauma and prefabricated microsurgical flaps.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Hand and Microsurgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
1996

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA USA
1995

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
General Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
1993

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
MD
Cleveland, OH USA
1986

Undergraduate - Miami University
Chemistry
Oxford, OH USA
1982

Additional Training

  • Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh

Professional Highlights

  • Residency Program Director
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand

Specialty Interests

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

Memberships

  • 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

Research & Publications

See publications for Steven Bernard, MD.

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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 1/4/2022, 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.

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

79 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Steve is a wonderful person who makes you feel at ease and explains everything so that you can understand! Incredible doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

I love the face that Dr Bernard spoke directly to Ellie (age 15) and not over her head at me. She felt included and empowered in her healthcare. Dr Bernard answered all of our questions in easy to understand terms.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Very glad I was recommended to come to Dr.Benard so far my experience has been a great one. I'm sure my next appointments will just as good!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

My nurse was very friendly and caring and helpful and dr Bernard is always the best

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr. Bernard showed no respect to me. He acted annoyed at my questions and emotions. He presented a skewed view of what went on during our appointment in his notes. He fat shamed me.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Everyone was great. The Dr. Is taking over my follow up from a reconstruction due to cancer. He was very supportive and is willing to take me k despite the fact he wasn't my original surgeon

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Bernard made me feel very much at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr. Bernard explained everything about my condition and procedure in a very clear and understandable way. He fit me in his schedule twice even though I was not a regular patient. He took time answering all my questions even when the questions were a little strange. I feel so lucky to have Dr. Bernard and team as my care givers.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr Bernard was very practical in his advice which was appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Bernard is a great doctor and very skilled in his profession.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2022

Dr Bernard os excellent and I would recommend to anyone his staff is very courteous. And the staff at Strongsville is kind and promt and goes out of their way to help you

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