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
  • Deputy Editor for Resident Education, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research

Board Certification

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

Awards & Honors

  • AB awarded magna cum laude
  • Elected, Phi Beta Kappa, 1984
  • Elected, Alpha Omega Alpha, 1989
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

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. [US20080097430A1].
  • Method of reducing intraosseous hypertension. [US8778952B2]
  • Vehicle wireless device status indicator and inhibitor [US9386446B1]
  • Authorization process for high-intensity medical interventions [US20120290326A1 (Notice of allowance rescinded after the Alice Corp decision…grrr)]
  • Method and apparatus to monitor, analyze and optimize physiological state of nutrition [US20110218407A1]

Academic Papers (link)

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