Joseph Bernstein, MD, FACS



  • A.B., Columbia 1984;
  • M.D., Cornell  1990;
  • M.S.,  Harvard  1990

Surgical training

  • Internship,  General Surgery,  University of Pennsylvania, 1990-1991
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, 1991-1995
  • Fellowship,  Sports Medicine/Shoulder, University of Pennsylvania, 1995-1996


  • Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,  University of Pennsylvania
  • Attending Surgeon,  Philadelphia Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery certified 1998- 2008
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery re-certified 2009-2018
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery re-certified 2019-2028.

Awards & Honors

  • AB awarded magna cum laude
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • The Scheisse Prize in Scatology

Elected Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Senior Member, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association


  • Anterior cruciate ligament tether. Patent #777039.
  • Method of reducing intraosseous hypertension.  #12/685,195
  • Vehicle wireless device status indicator and inhibitor # 9,386,446
  • Authorization process for high-intensity medical interventions [Patent Pending]
  • Method and apparatus to monitor, analyze and optimize physiological state of nutrition [Patent Pending]

Academic Papers