Lisa Bernstein, MD, received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University in 1998. She is a board-certified general internist and an associate professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and geriatrics at Emory, based clinically at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Her main area of interest is women’s health, and she has lectured, as well as authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, on topics such as HIV knowledge and risk in older women and medical issues in pregnancy.
Bernstein is a dedicated clinician-educator, focusing much of her career on clinical skills education. As a leader in medical education in the Emory School of Medicine, she is the director of the Becoming a Doctor curriculum and serves on the Executive Curriculum Committee. Regionally, she has previously served as secretary of the Georgia Chapter of the ACP and has been the medical student program chair for the annual chapter meeting since 2007. Nationally, she is a member of the Directors of Clinical Skills Working Group for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and was on the AAMC Task Force on the Clinical Skills Education of Medical Students as well as on the Communication Skills Task Force for the National Board of Medical Examiners. She is also the author of the seventh edition of Physical Diagnosis: PreTest Self Assessment and Review, published by McGraw-Hill in 2011.
Among her many teaching honors, Bernstein is an inaugural member of the Emory Department of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators and a two-time recipient of the Emory Dean’s Teaching Award. She received the Emory School of Medicine's highest honor, the Evangeline Papageorge Distinguished Teaching Award, in 2009. She also received the J. Willis Hurst Bedside Teaching Award and the Mark Silverman Award for teaching and mentoring from the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and was the 2012 recipient of the national Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator from the American College of Physicians.