Michael Bernard, MD, PhD

Michael Bernard
Ochsner Medical Center 1514 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121  1-866-OCHSNER

Specialties Offered

Dr. Bernard graduated from Emory University in 1997 with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He earned his joint medical and graduate degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2005. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2008. He returned to the Medical University of South Carolina for Cardiology and Electrophysiology Fellowship training, finishing in December 2012.

Dr. Bernard has a particular interest in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias and has extensive experience with complex catheter ablations. His clinical interests include cardiac device implantation and monitoring as well as treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Research interests include oral anticoagulant strategies for cardiac device implantation and complex ablation procedures. During his graduate and post-graduate training, Dr. Bernard authored or contributed to over 15 peer-reviewed publications.

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Clinical Interests

Management of Oral Anticoagulant Therapy Medical Treatment and Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter Medical Treatment and Catheter Ablation of Atrial Ventricular Tachycardia and SVT Implantation of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator

Languages Spoken


  • Medical School: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston