Dr. Kevin Bernard is a spine physiatrist at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH).
Dr. Bernard grew up in Atlanta, Georgia before moving to Alabama for college. He graduated from Oakwood University with a degree in Biomedical Science and completed medical school at The University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB).
During his time at UAB, Dr. Bernard was able to pursue his interests in sports medicine. As a medical student he became involved with the Alabama Crimson Tide Championship football team where he assisted team physicians. During residency at The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation at New York University, Dr. Bernard continued to develop an interest in musculoskeletal care through a myriad of activities, which included:
- Harkness Center for Dance
- Side-line coverage for “The Heroes on the Hudson” a rowing event affiliate with Manhattan’s VA hospital and high-school football games in Queens and Brooklyn
- Adaptive fencing at the Manhattan Fencing Center
- Floor hockey and baseball for the Special Olympics New York City
- Assisted at the finish-line medical tent of the NYC and Brooklyn Marathons
Following residency, Dr. Bernard relocated to Massachusetts where he completed a Spine Fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital and stayed on as a staff physician in The Spine Center, conducting research through The Libert Family Spine Institute. In this role, he evaluates and treats cervical, thoracic and lumbar conditions of the spine and back, in addition to other disorders of the musculoskeletal system including hip, knee, and shoulder conditions.
Dr. Bernard is an expert in providing care for patients of all activity levels including weekend warriors, high school, college, and professional athletes. Dr. Bernard proudly cares for our military, city police officers, firefighters, and all first responders.
Dr. Bernard has presented and lectured nationally on topics related to the spine and published multiple book chapters on spine and musculoskeletal pain conditions. He is a member of many professional societies including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, North American Spine Society, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2011
Baptist South Medical Center, 2012
The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center, 2015
New England Baptist Hospital, 2016
Back Pain Management, Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Back, Neck & Spine