Services & Physicians
Geoffrey A. Bernas, MD
As assistant clinical professor of orthopaedics and sports medicine, my clinical practice focuses on the combination of advanced non-operative and operative techniques to treat injuries in patients of all ages and activity levels who wish to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. My emphasis is on elimination of pain, joint preservation, and restoration of function to safely allow my patients to return to life as soon as possible. When surgery is necessary, I utilize advanced arthroscopic techniques for reconstruction of the shoulder, hip, and knee. I continually try to refine and develop new techniques.
As a sports medicine physician, my practice extends outside of the operating room and office to local community, high school, college, professional, and international event/team coverage. This unique aspect of my position gives me the opportunity to treat athletes on the sidelines when their injury occurs. By direct interaction with athletes, weekend warriors, parents, coaches and administrators, I help to provide a safe environment for competition, injury prevention, and injury recovery.
I embrace the responsibility of mentoring and developing current and future orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, doctors, physician assistants, athletic trainers, and other health care providers. By committing to compassion and excellence in patient care along with an evidence based approach to treatment, I work to set an example for the people who will treat patients in this community and around the world. These individuals are exposed to a worldwide perspective from my extensive training with many of the thought leaders and technicians in orthopaedics and sports medicine.
My research interests include collaborative efforts and multi-center studies to elucidate the best method of treatment for orthopaedic conditions such as the ACL (MARS group), rotator cuff, and sport hip problems. I am also very interested in developing better systems approach to musculoskeletal problems in order to provide highly effective patient centered health care.