About

Mark E. Bernard, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He previously completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in radiation oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was a co-chief resident during his final year.

Dr. Bernard earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed a post-baccalaureate Cancer Research Training Program at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Previous to that, he received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Bernard’s clinical interests include gastrointestinal malignancies, breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies, brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

He has received several academic and clinical honors, including the Jeffery Shogan Award for Excellence in Radiation Oncology Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Medical Student Rotation Award, the Gateway Medical Society Academic Achievement Award, and NIH grants. He is a current member of the American Brachytherapy Society, the American Society of Radiation Oncology, and the NRG Oncology Uterine Corpus Committee.

Outside of his job, Dr. Bernard enjoys reading about history, studying the Bible, and grilling.

Personal Statement: “Our department has innovative technology to deliver a highly conformal radiation dose to treat our patients, while sparing the normal organs. This allows for the maximum chance of cure while limiting side effects. Our institution fosters an atmosphere that motivates intellectual advancement of our field. Patient care and research development are of high importance, which in turn provides many opportunities to stimulate our academic minds and address unsolved questions in patient care—all in a friendly environment. UK also encourages close multidisciplinary collaboration throughout our healthcare network.”

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine
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Training & Education

Degree

University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine

Residency

Radiation Oncology, UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

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4.78 out of 5
18 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Excellent experience. Appreciate the way I was worked with tremendously. Any questions or concerns I had were addressed thoroughly.

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    Dr. Bernard is awesome! Very professional and educated. Friendly and warm.

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    Dr. Bernard was very informative about my radiation needs and concerns. I liked that he invited me to use the portal to contact him with any questions. GREAT!

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    Very excellent care

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    Dr. Bernard is an excellent physician toward my care from the minute I was diagnosed to the end of my treatment. He has done above and beyond for my care. I am thankful for the care and support he provided for me.
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      Dr Bernard and staff never disappoint
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      Dr. Bernard was my radiation oncologist during radiation treatment for breast cancer earlier this year. (This was a follow-up appointment.) Dr. Bernard is always patient in explaining what's ahead, careful to note when I have a decision to make, and supportive in providing me with all the pros and cons involved. I feel so fortunate to have his care during a difficult time.
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      I was very pleased with visit.
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      Excellent doctors
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      Very warm and caring demeanor
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      I have already recommended this provider!!
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      There was literally no reason for this visit. The doctor came in the exam room for less than two minutes, asked a couple of questions but did not examine me and then said I didn't need to return.
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      All good
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      My providers have been caring, listen to me, answer my questions and have been awesome!
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      This was my 1ST time seeing *Dr. Bernard. I've had yearly scans and follow up for tumor in leg for 8 yrs. He told me no need for scans or seeing him anymore since it's been 8 yrs. no recurrence just go to family dr. he never even examined my leg or came near me. It was a 5 minute visit. Would not recommend him.
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      Dr. Bernard was extremely helpful and really listened to me and answered all of my questions.
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      They walked me/family thru the whole process, broke it down to where you could understand completely.