Jenna A. Bernstein, MD

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Jenna A. Bernstein, MD

Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
Yale Medicine
New Haven, CT

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
AAOS has been consistent support throughout my training and career so far. The educational webinars have been cornerstones in my continuing education, and the annual meeting has fostered important connections with peers and mentors. AAOS enhances ongoing education throughout each stage of my career.


As a Candidate Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
I believe the AAOS PAC is one of the most important things provided by the society. I greatly appreciate all that is done to advocate for the surgeon members and our patients and appreciate everything they do to lobby for our interests in congress.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
The best advice I was given was from the chair of my residency department, L Scott Levin MD, that you will never go wrong by putting the patient first.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
The key to productivity is communication, not only with staff in the OR and clinic but also setting clear goals with myself. If everyone knows the end goal and what we are working towards, it is easier to get the whole team on board with the plan.


What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
I'm trying to make sure I read a journal article a day. Out of training it is hard to continue that, but I am trying to make it a continuing priority.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
I love to run and have run 11 marathons and have done an ironman triathlon.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I am the first doctor in my family, but now have two younger sisters who are both doctors; one is a plastic surgery resident, and the other is a dentist.