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Andrew C. Bernard, MD, FACS

Chief, Section of Trauma and Acute Surgery
Trauma Medical Director
Paul A. Kearney MD Chair of Trauma Surgery

Practice areas

  • Acute Care Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
  • General Surgery

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma Surgery



University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington


University of Kentucky, Lexington


University of Kentucky, Lexington

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Additional information


My name is Andrew C. Bernard; I received my medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington. I then completed a fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery in Surgical Critical Care.


Smith JW, Nash N, Procter L, Benns M, Franklin GA, Miller K, Harbrecht BG, Bernard AC. Not All Abdomens Are the Same: A Comparison of Damage Control Surgery for Intra-abdominal Sepsis versus Trauma. Am Surg. 2016 May;82(5):427-32.

Oyler DR, Parli SE, Bernard AC, Chang PK, Procter LD, Harned ME. Nonopioid management of acute pain associated with trauma: Focus on pharmacologic options. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep;79(3):475-83.

Bottiggi AJ, White KD, Bernard AC, Davenport DL. Impact of Device-Associated Infection on Trauma Patient Outcomes at a Major Trauma Center. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Jun;16(3):276-80.

Carmichael SP, Davenport DL, Kearney PA, Bernard AC. On and off the horse: mechanisms and patterns of injury in mounted and unmounted equestrians. Injury. 2014 Sep;45(9):1479-83.

Bunn TL, Slavova S, Bernard AC. Work-related injuries in a state trauma registry: relationship between industry and drug screening. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Aug;77(2):280-5.