Michael O. Bernstein, MD, FACS, a general surgeon and clinical professor, has been appointed chair of Staten Island University Hospital’s (SIUH) Department of Surgery.
Dr. Bernstein assumes leadership for SIUH’s surgical specialties and subspecialties and will have responsibilities for managing the quality of surgical care at SIUH’s two inpatient operating room facilities at the North and South campuses, the network of ambulatory surgery sites and participate in the planning already underway for new hybrid operating rooms and surgical suites. In addition, he will lead the surgical teaching program with its residency and fellowship training activities and further the development of the hospital’s advanced procedure capabilities in the areas of minimally-invasive, single-incision and robotic surgery.
Currently, he is clinical associate professor of Surgery and associate program director involved in surgical residency training programs at the SUNY Health Science Center Medical School, Brooklyn. He has served as a Governor of the American College of Surgeons, one of the nation’s prestigious professional organizations dedicated to excellence in surgery, is vice president of the New York Surgical Society and is on the board of directors of the Brooklyn Surgical Society.
Prior to his appointment at SIUH, Dr. Bernstein served as surgery chair at Richmond University Medical Center and previously at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He earned his medical degree at Pennsylvania State University and completed his surgical residency at SUNY’s King County Hospital.