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Sarah M. Bernstein

Sarah M. Bernstein, MD, MHA

Languages spoken: English
  • Dr. Sarah Bernstein is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatology at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, completed Pediatric Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Duke University Medical School. Dr. Bernstein provides care to premature infants and critically ill newborns admitted to the NICU at University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center. Her clinical interests include bioethics, communication and shared-decision making for periviable and chronically, critically ill infants.

    Specialties

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
  • Dr. Sarah Bernstein is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatology at the University of Utah, School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, completed Pediatric Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at Duke University Medical School. Dr. Bernstein provides care to premature infants and critically ill newborns admitted to the NICU at University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital and Intermountain Medical Center. Her clinical interests include bioethics, communication and shared-decision making for periviable and chronically, critically ill infants.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Pediatrics -Primary
    Academic Divisions Neonatology
    Board Certification
    American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

    Education history

    Fellowship Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Duke University School of Medicine Fellow
    Pediatrics - University of Illinois College of Medicine Resident
    Professional Medical Medicine - Emory University School of Medicine M.D.
    Sloan Program - Cornell University M.H.A.
    Undergraduate Human Development; Concentration in Life Course, Social Contexts and Social Policy - Cornell University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Bernstein SM, Barks MC, Ubel PA, Weinfurt K, Barlet MH, Farley S, Jiao MG, Bansal S, Fisher K, Lemmon ME (2023). Prognostic Discordance Among Parents and Physicians Caring for Infants with Neurologic Conditions. J Pediatr, 263, 113677. (Read full article)
    2. Bhatia A, Nestander M, Lucke A, Bernstein SM, Gautam S, Horowitz E, Day C (2023). Factors Influencing Compensation of Early Career Neonatologists. Am J Perinatol. (Read full article)
    3. Lemmon ME, Barks MC, Bansal S, Bernstein S, Kaye EC, Glass HC, Ubel PA, Brandon D, Pollak KI (2022). The ALIGN Framework: A Parent-Informed Approach to Prognostic Communication for Infants With Neurologic Conditions. Neurology, 100(8), e800-e807. (Read full article)
    4. Nestander M, Day C, Lucke A, Gautam S, Horowitz E, Bernstein SM, Bhatia A (2023). Workforce Characterisustics of Early Career Neonatologists and Comparison of Practice Sites. Am J Perinatol. (Read full article)
    5. Rent S, Koo J, Bhatia A, Bernstein S, Arias-Shah A, Mukthapuram S (2022). Use of a digital texting platform to foster collaborative learning in Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists. J Perinatol, 42(11), 1535-1537. (Read full article)
    6. Lemmon ME, Barks MC, Bernstein S, Davis JK, Jiao MG, Kaye EC, Glass HC, Brandon D, Ubel PA (2022). Prognostic Discussion for Infants with Neurologic Conditions: Qualitative Analysis of Family Conferences. Ann Neurol, 92(4), 699-709. (Read full article)
    7. Dyess N, Liberio B, Bernstein S, French H, Myers P (2022). A National Virtual Job Search Series for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellows. J Grad Med Educ, 14(3), 337-338. (Read full article)
    8. Bernstein SM (2019). Grace Amid Turmoil: Death in the Delivery Room. Acad Pediatr, 20(3), 293-294. (Read full article)
    9. Bernstein SM, Lewis HC (2018). The World Was Not Built for Us: Improving Access to Care for Transgender Youth. Pediatrics, 142(6). (Read full article)
    10. Campbell A, Restrepo C, Deshpande G, Tredway C, Bernstein SM, Patzer R, Wendby L, Schonmeyr B (2017). Validation of a Unilateral Cleft Lip Surgical Outcomes Evaluation Scale for Surgeons and Laypersons. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 5(9), e1472. (Read full article)
    11. Campbell A, Restrepo C, Deshpande G, Bernstein SM, Tredway C, Wendby L, Schonmeyr B (2017). Validation of the Unilateral Cleft Lip Severity Index for Surgeons and Laypersons. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open, 5(9), e1479. (Read full article)
    12. Bernstein SM (2017). Nutella. Acad Med, 92(6), 764. (Read full article)
    13. Cormican MT, Thompson PW, Bernstein SM, Dougherty SD, Dente CJ, Morse BC (2017). Giant Pseudocysts of the Spleen: A Rare Sequela of Traumatic Splenic Injury. Am Surg, 83(1), e26-27. (Read full article)
    14. Bernstein SM (2016). The Night Your Child Died: An Open Letter From Your Doctor. Acad Med, 91(11), 1529. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Bernstein SM, Canfora M, Lemmon ME (2021). Counseling parents of premature neonates on neuroimaging findings. [Review]. Semin Perinatol, 45(7), 151474. (Read full article)