Dr. Michael 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 South Carolina 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 a cardiology and electrophysiology fellowship which he finished 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, arrhythmia management in adult congenital heart disease, complex ablations, left atrial appendage occlusion and as well as ambulatory treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. Research interests include oral anticoagulant strategies for cardiac device implantation and complex ablation procedures. Since 2017, Dr. Bernard has been the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program Director at Ochsner Medical Center. During his graduate and post-graduate training, Dr. Bernard authored or contributed to over 25 peer-reviewed publications.
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Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston, SC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN (Internal Medicine)