Dr. Bernstein is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. Dr. Bernstein is recognized worldwide for developing Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extractions (FUE), the procedures that have revolutionized modern surgical hair restoration. The Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration at 110 East 55th Street in Manhattan is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss using these state-of-the-art techniques.
Dr. Bernstein is the recipient of the “Platinum Follicle Award” for his outstanding achievement in scientific and clinical research in hair restoration. This is the highest honor awarded by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. “Dr. Bernstein has contributed to the field of hair transplantation in dramatic and substantial ways, revolutionizing the advancement of Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation.
Platinum Follicle Award
His published articles have become ‘Bibles’ for this methodology. Dr. Bernstein’s contributions extend beyond the application of Follicular Unit Transplantation, such as studies in examining the power of sorting grafts for density, yield by method of graft production, local anesthetic use, and suture materials.” In “Millennium Paper: A History of Dermatologic Surgery in the United States,” published in Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Bernstein was cited as being one of the three physicians to have played a leading role in Hair Transplantation in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Dr. Bernstein continues to innovate with his pioneering work in FUE and robotic hair transplants.
Dr. Bernstein has been chosen as one of “America’s Top Doctors,” by Castle Connolly Medical and New York Magazine’s “The Best Doctors in New York” for fifteen consecutive years. He was also included in New York Magazine’s “Best Beauty Docs in New York” for his pioneering work in Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction. He has been honored as “Pioneer of the Month” and “Surgeon of the Month” in Hair Transplant Forum International.
Dr. Bernstein has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Discovery Channel, The Early Show, CBS News, ABC News, Fox News, The Howard Stern Show, Univision, Telemundo, and National Public Radio. He has also been interviewed by GQ Magazine, Men’s Health, Vogue, and the New York Times.
Dr. Bernstein graduated with honors from Tulane University achieving the status of Tulane Scholar. He received the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ where he was given the Dr. Bleiberg Award for “Excellence in Dermatology.” He received his dermatologic training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Bernstein also holds an MBA from Columbia University.
Dr. Bernstein is Board Certified in Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the inaugural class of Fellows of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and has served as an Examiner on this board and on the editorial board of Dermatologic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic and Restorative Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
As the most widely published author on the subject of Follicular Unit Transplantation and Follicular Unit Extraction, with over sixty articles, editorial reviews, books and textbook chapters, Dr. Bernstein’s landmark scientific papers are considered to be seminal works in the field of hair restoration surgery. For the layman, Dr. Bernstein has co-authored Hair Loss & Replacement for Dummies, a thorough guide to topics of interest for men and women suffering from hair loss.
In addition to a busy surgical practice, Dr. Bernstein teaches at Columbia University and lectures both nationally and internationally on the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss. Dr. Bernstein’s wife, Shizuka Bernstein, was born in Tokyo and owns Shizuka New York, a day spa in midtown Manhattan. They have two sons, Fukutaro and Taijiro, and a daughter, Nikita.
Dr. Bernstein in New York Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors in New York’ for 15 Consecutive Years