Robert Matthew Bernstein, MD, is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Center at Cedars-Sinai.
Dr. Bernstein’s clinical areas of expertise include pediatric orthopaedics, pediatric spine surgery/scoliosis, and pediatric orthopaedic prosthetics and orthotics. Board certified in orthopaedics, he is internationally recognized as an expert in the areas of scoliosis and spinal deformity, hip dysplasia, clubfeet, children’s fractures, limb lengthening, children with limb deficiencies, arthrogryposis, Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, Marfan syndrome, and other skeletal dysplasias.
Dr. Bernstein’s research focus includes pediatric orthopaedic education in the developing world, back pain in children and adults, and bracing and nonoperative management for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. His research findings have been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spine, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, and the American Journal of Orthopaedics. Dr. Bernstein has written numerous chapters for various orthopaedic textbooks and has lectured internationally.
Dr. Bernstein is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, the Scoliosis Research Society, the Association of Children’s Prosthetic and Orthotics Clinics, and the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. He serves as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Hereditary Motor-Sensory Neuropathies Foundation and the Little People of America (LPA).
Dr. Bernstein earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed an internship at the University of South Florida and an orthopaedic residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in spine surgery at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.