"Stem Cell Transplantation for Systemic Sclerosis"
Elana Bernstein, MD
"Patient Education Forum"
New York NY
May 19, 2019
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About Dr. Bernstein:
Dr. Bernstein’s clinical and research interests focus on scleroderma and other fibrosing disorders,
as well as on the treatment of pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease in patients
with autoimmune diseases. Dr. Bernstein has a special interest in the management of autoimmune
diseases during pregnancy. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College
of Physicians and Surgeons and an Assistant Attending at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr.
Bernstein is the Director of the CUMC/NYP Scleroderma Program.
Dr. Bernstein graduated summa cum laude from Amherst College, and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha
medical honor society while a medical student at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She was the recipient of the
American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Fellow Award and the Charles L. Christian Award for Excellence in
Musculoskeletal Research while a rheumatology fellow at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Bernstein has received grants
from the National Institutes of Health and the Arthritis Foundation to study pulmonary hypertension in scleroderma.
Her ongoing research projects focus on pulmonary hypertension in scleroderma and on lung transplant in patients with connective tissue diseases.