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A respected reconstructive foot and ankle surgeon in private practice in Tustin for 23 years, Dr. Bernstein embarked on a career as a Healthcare Consultant in 1998. He has consulted on numerous projects for Managed Care Organizations, providing expertise in Strategic Planning, Marketing and Branding, Operational and Process improvement, Medical Informatics, Internet Strategy, Peer Review, and Utilization Review. He has consulted for several Disease Management Companies, designing, developing, and implementing Population Health Management programs, particularly involving Diabetics. Dr. Bernstein serves as a QME/IME/AME in Medical-legal consultation.
He is an award winning author and lecturer. A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Bernstein holds a B.A. from Boston University, and an M.B.A. from the Healthcare Executive Program at the University of California at Irvine. He has served as a Residency Director for Reconstructive foot and ankle surgeons. Dr. Bernstein served as President of the Orange County Podiatric Association and was the Scientific Chairman for the Western Foot and Ankle Conference. He participated in developing Cub Scout Pack 518 and served as Tiger Cub leader. His involvement in the non-for-profit world has been fueled by his passion for Israel defined by his participation in Hillel, The Israel on Campus Coalition, AIPAC, JNF as well as fulfilling teaching responsibilities for the Bureau of Jewish Education and local Hebrew Schools.
Mayor Bernstein was elected to the City Council in 2012 and re-elected in 2016. He was elected by his colleagues as Mayor Pro tem in 2015 and later elected as Mayor in December 2016. Dr. Bernstein has been appointed to represent the City of Tustin on the Newport Bay Watershed Executive Committee, the Orange County Sanitation District and the Water Advisory Committee of Orange County. The City Selection Committee appointed Dr. Bernstein to the OC Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) as an alternate in July 2014 and then as a City Seat member in January 2015. For the Association of California Cities – Orange County (ACC-OC), Dr. Bernstein serves on the Legislative & Regulatory and Water Committees. He also served on the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District from 2012-2016, serving as President of the Board in 2016.
Dr. Bernstein resides in Tustin with his wife, Randi, and son, Adam.