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Richard A. Bernstein, MD

Northwestern Medical Group
  • Neurology

BIOGRAPHY


Dr Richard Bernstein was born in New York City. He attended Cornell University where he studied biochemistry, then earned a PhD at The Rockefeller University in Molecular Biology. After completing medical school at Cornell University Medical College, he did his medical internship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He was a resident and chief resident in Neurology at the Neurological Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, also in New York City. He then moved to California, where he completed a unique combined fellowship in Neurovascular Critical Care at the University of California, San Francisco, and in Cerebrovascular Disease at Stanford University. He moved to Northwestern University after working as an attending physician at Stanford for one year.

Dr. Bernstein's clinical activities include taking care of acute stroke patients and patients with complex cerebrovascular problems at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. He is a full time faculty member of the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. His research interests focus on acute stroke treatment and in stroke prevention. He has a particular interest in novel methods for detecting atrial fibrillation in patients with stroke, and in the study of new anticoagulants for preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. He works closely with other members of the Northwestern faculty in cardiology, neurovascular surgery, and neuroradiology.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    Cornell University Medical College - 1996
  • Residency
    New York-Presbyterian Hosp.-Columbia Med. Ctr. - 2000
  • Fellowship
    Univ. of California-San Francisco Medical Center - 2001

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

PRIMARY LOCATION


Northwestern Medical Group

675 N. St. Clair

Galter 20-100

Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-7950
Monday
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Aneurysm
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Atherosclerosis Prevention
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Aneurysms & Fistulae
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Stroke
  • Stroke - Hemorrhagic
  • Stroke - Ischemic
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
  • BCBS Classic Blue
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Choice Supervalu PPO
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
  • UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select
  • UnitedHealthcare Select HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Select Plus