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Peter S. Bernstein, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Peter S. Bernstein

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health (Maternal & Fetal Medicine)

 

Professional Interests

Dr. Peter Bernstein is a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, who trained in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and did his clinical fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He has also completed a masters degree in public health at Columbia University.  Dr. Bernstein was the medical director of obstetrics and gynecology at Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC), a federally qualified community health center operated by Montefiore Medical Center from 1998-2007.   He now serves as the Director of Perinatal Network Development and Quality for the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health at Montefiore Medical Center.  He is also the Program Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Bernstein's clinical and research interests concern improving systems of care for women, particularly for underserved and medical complicated women.  He is nationally recognized in the area of preconception care, serving on a CDC panel that issued several publications on improving preconception care.  His other focus has been developing improved systems of prenatal and perinatal care through the development of an electronic prenatal medical record, the implementation and promotion of a revolutionary model of group prenatal care (Centering Pregnancy), and the creation of a training program utilizing obstetrical simulations. Dr. Bernstein alsohas expertise in outcomes research and as a result, has been designated as the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health ‘Physician Champion’ for the Montefiore Medical Center Outcomes Research Team.

 

Selected Publications

P.S. Bernstein, V. Minior,  M.Y.Divon. Neonatal Nucleated Red Blood Cell Counts in Small for Gestational Age Fetuses with Abnormal Umbilical Artery Doppler Studies. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1997;177:1079-84.
 
P.S. Bernstein, R. Stern, N. Lin, J. Furgiuele, A. Karmen, M. Comerford-Freda, C. Chazotte. Beta-Hcg In Cervical/Vaginal Secretions As A Predictor For Preterm Delivery.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  1998;179(4):870-3.

 
V. K. Minior, P.S. Bernstein, M.Y. Divon.  Nucleated Red Blood Cells in Growth-Restricted Fetuses: Associations with Short Term Neonatal Outcome.  Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy 1999;15(3):165-70.
 
W. Chavkin, P.S. Bernstein. The Notion of Maternal-Fetal Conflict in Prenatal Care: Effectiveness and Implementation, M.C. McCormick, J.E. Siegel, eds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999.
 
P.S. Bernstein, T. Sanghvi,, I.R. Merkatz.  Improving Preconception Care. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine.  2000;45:546-52.
 
N. Weiss, P.S. Bernstein. Risk Factor Scoring for Predicting Venous Thromboembolism in Obstetric Patients. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  2000;182(5):1073-5.
 
V.K. Minior, P.S. Bernstein, M.Y. Divon,. Nucleated red blood cells in growth-restricted fetuses: associations with short-term neonatal outcome. Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy; 2000, 15(3):165-9.
 
P.S. Bernstein, U. Magriples,.  Cardiomyopathy in Pregnancy: A Retrospective Study. American Journal of Perinatology. 2001;18(3):163-8.
 
J.K. Morris-Rush, M. Comerford Freda, P.S. Bernstein. Screening for Postpartum Depression in an Inner-City Population.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2003 May;188(5):1217-9.
 
K. Kosisca, M. Bebbington, P.S. Bernstein. Are Maternal Serum Troponin I Levels Affected by Vaginal or Cesarean Delivery? American Journal of Perinatology, 2004;21(1):31-4.
 
F.H. Einstein, R. L. Wright, S. Trentacoste, S. Gross, I.R. Merkatz, P.S. Bernstein. The Impact Of Protease Inhibitors On Maternal Serum Screening Analyte Levels In Pregnant Women Who Are HIV Positive. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2004 Sept;191(3):1004-8.
 
P.S. Bernstein, C. Farinelli, and I.R. Merkatz. Utilizing an Electronic Medical Record to Improve Communication within a Prenatal Care Network.  Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2005;105:607-12.
 
G. Lambert-Messerlian  M. McClain, J.E. Haddow, G.E. Palomaki, J.A. Canick, J. Cleary-Goldman , F.D. Malone, T.F. Porter, D.A. Nyberg DA, P. Bernstein, M.E. D'Alton; FaSTER Research Consortium. First- and Second-Trimester Thyroid Hormone Reference Data in Pregnant women: A  FaSTER (First- and Second-Trimester Evaluation of Risk for Aneuploidy) Research Consortium Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008July;199(1):62.e1-6.
 
M. Mcclain, G. Lambert-Messerlian, J.E. Haddow, G.E. Palomaki, J.A. Canick, J. Cleary-Goldman, F.D. Malone, T.F. Porter, D.A. Nyberg, P. Bernstein, M.E. D’Alton, for the FaSTER Research Consortium. Sequential first and second trimester TSH, free T4, and thyroid antibody measurements in women with known hypothyroidism: A FaSTER (First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk for Fetal Aneuploidy) trial study.  Am J Obstet Gynecol.  2008;199:129.e1-129.e6.
 
J.E. Haddow, M.R. McClain, G. Lambert-Messerlian, G.E. Palomaki, J.A. Canick, J. Cleary-Goldman, F.D. Malone, T.F. Porter, D.A. Nyberg, P. Bernstein, M.E. D’Alton, for the First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk for Fetal Aneuploidy Research Consortium.  Variability in Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Suppression by Human Chorionic Gonadotropin during Early Pregnancy.  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 2008;93:3341-7.
 
D. Goffman, H. Heo, S. Pardanani, I.R. Merkatz, P.S. Bernstein. Improving Shoulder Dystocia Management among Resident and Attending Physicians Using Simulations.  Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199:294.e1-294.e5.
 
D. Goffman, H. Heo, C. Chazotte, I.R. Merkatz, P.S. Bernstein. Using Simulation Training to Improve Shoulder Dystocia Documentation. Obstet Gynecol 2008;112:1284-7.
 
A.K. Dayal, N. Fisher, D. Magrane, D. Goffman, P.S. Bernstein, N.T. Katz. Simulation Training Improves Medical Students' Learning Experiences When Performing Real Vaginal Deliveries. Sim Healthcare, 2009;4(3):149-154.
 
J. George, P.S. Bernstein. Using Electronic Medical Records to Reduce Errors and Risks in a Prenatal Network. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009;21:527-31.
 
 
P.S. Bernstein, I.R. Merkatz. A Life-Course Perspective on Women’s Reproductive Health and the Outcome of Pregnancy. Journal of Women’s Health. 2010;19(3):555-60.
 
P. Dar, J. Gebb, L. Reimers, P.S. Bernstein, C. Chazotte, I.R. Merkatz. First Trimester 3-Dimensional Power Doppler of the Uteroplacental Circulation Space: A Potential Screening Method for Preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jul 17. [Epub ahead of print].
 
J.E. Haddow, J. Cleary-Goldman, M.R. McClain, G.E. Palomaki, L.M. Neveux, G. Lambert-Messerlian, J.A. Canick, F.D. Malone, T.F. Porter, D.A. Nyberg, P. Bernstein, M.E. D’Alton, for the First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk for Fetal Aneuploidy Research Consortium.  Thyroperoxidase and Thyroglobulin Antibodies in Early Pregnancy and Pre-Term Delivery. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2010;116:58-62.
 
N. Fisher, P.S. Bernstein, A. Satin, S. Pardanani, H. Heo, I.R. Merkatz, D. Goffman.  Resident Training for Eclampsia and Magnesium Toxicity Management: Simulation or Traditional Lecture? Am J Obstet Gynecol.  2010;203:379.e1-5.
 
J.E. Haddow, M.R. McClain, G.E. Palomaki, L.M. Neveux, G. Lambert-Messerlian, J.A. Canick, J. Cleary-Goldman, F.D. Malone, T.F. Porter, D.A. Nyberg, P. Bernstein, M.E. D’Alton, for the First and Second Trimester Evaluation of Risk for Fetal Aneuploidy Research Consortium. Thyroperoxidase and Thyroglobulin Antibodies in Early Pregnancy and Placental Abruption. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2011;117(2, Part 1):287-292.
 
N. Fisher, L.A. Eisen, J. Bayya, A. Dulu, P.S. Bernstein, I.R. Merkatz, D. Goffman. Improved Performance of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Staff after Maternal Cardiac Arrest Simulation-Based Training.  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecoloy.  2011;205:239:e1-5.
 
 
S.S. Mehta, J.L. Lischewski Goel, L. Xu, M.R. Brittner, P.S. Bernstein, K.A. Bonuck, Maternal Perceptions of Weight and Obesity in an Urban Population. Maternal and Child Health Journal.  2013 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print].
 
K. Bonuck, A Stuebe, J Barnett, J Fletcher, P. Bernstein.  A primary care intervention increases breastfeeding duration and intensity: Results of two randomized clinical trials.  Am J Pub Health.  In press.

 

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Media Coverage

WebMD includes perspective from Dr. Peter Bernstein on the role obesity plays in increasing pregnancy risks.

U.S. News & World Report quotes Dr. Peter Bernstein about a study in New England Journal of Medicine that shows women who have early Caesarean sections put their newborns at double the risk of complications. Dr. Bernstein is a professor of clinical obstetrics & gynecology and women's health at Einstein and a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Montefiore Medical Center.

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