Dr. Bernstein's clinical and research interests focus on scleroderma and other fibrosing disorders, as well as on the treatment of pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease in patients with autoimmune diseases. Dr. Bernstein has a special interest in the management of autoimmune diseases during pregnancy. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Assistant Attending at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Bernstein is the Program Director of the CUMC/NYP Scleroderma Program.
Dr. Bernstein graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society while a medical student at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She was the recipient of the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award and the Charles L. Christian Award for Excellence in Musculoskeletal Research while a rheumatology fellow at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Bernstein has received grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Arthritis Foundation to study pulmonary hypertension in scleroderma. Her ongoing research projects focus on pulmonary hypertension in scleroderma and on lung transplant in patients with connective tissue diseases.