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Robert Bernstein

Robert M. Bernstein, MD

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Robert Bernstein, M.D.'s father was a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and he grew up wanting to be just like him. Thus, his career path was set early in his life. After residency, Dr. Bernstein started at Shriners Children's Pasadena and loved the tripartite mission of clinical care, research and education. Although he left Shriners Children's as his career advanced, he knew he always wanted to return to that mission. And about three years ago, he received a call asking that he look at Shriners Children's Portland. As soon as he arrived and met the medical staff, he knew it was his home.

While he does general pediatric orthopedics, Dr. Bernstein specializes in spinal disorders and skeletal dysplasias, and has a particular interest in global health. He loves his patients and the environment in which he works, saying that Shriners Children's is truly his career home.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

University of South Floirda
Tampa, FL

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency
Boston, MA

Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA

Beth Israel Hospital
Boston, MA
United States of America

Academic Positions and Locations

Oregon Health Science University
Affiliate Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2018-Present: Chief of Staff, Shriners Children's Portland
  • 2020-Present: Member, Board of Directors, Mending Kids International
  • 2018-Present: Children's Orthopaedics in Underserved Regions Committee, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 2016-2018: Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • 2009-Present: Member, Medical Advisory Board, Little People of America
  • 2008-Present: Medical Director, Mobile Pediatric Orthopaedic Education (MoPOEd)
Editorial Positions
  • 2021-Present: Member, Editorial Board, Pediatric Neurosurgery
Awards and Honors
  • 2019, Mending Kids International Mend Award
  • 2018, Faculty of the Year Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • 2017, Distinguished Service Award, Little People of America
  • 2013-Present, Best Doctors
  • 2012, Leslie Sgaglione Humanism Award, North Shore/Long Island Jewish Department of Orthopaedics
  • 2009, Chief of Staff Award, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Presentation: 17th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders, Las Vegas, Nevada - Anterior Fusion for Thoraco-lumbar Scoliosis (2018)
  • Presentation: 8th Annual Los Angeles Orthopaedic Trauma Course, Hot Topics in Orthopedic Trauma, Los Angeles, California - Pediatric Elbow Fractures: When to Treat and When to Refer (2016)
  • Presentation: 15th Annual Symposium On Current Concepts In Spinal Disorders, Las Vegas, Nevada - Selective Thoracic Fusion for AIS - When Does It Not Work? (2016)
  • Presentation: 5th Annual Symposium on Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Los Angeles, California - Orthopaedic Manifestations of Lysosomal Storage Diseases (2015)
  • Neuromuscular Spinal Deformity, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Montreal, Quebec (2003) Guidera K, Bernstein RM, Krajbich I, Smith S


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