Mark E. Bernard, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He previously completed an internship in internal medicine and residency in radiation oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was a co-chief resident during his final year.

Dr. Bernard earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed a post-baccalaureate Cancer Research Training Program at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Previous to that, he received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Bernard’s clinical interests include gastrointestinal malignancies, breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies, brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

He has received several academic and clinical honors, including the Jeffery Shogan Award for Excellence in Radiation Oncology Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Medical Student Rotation Award, the Gateway Medical Society Academic Achievement Award, and NIH grants. He is a current member of the American Brachytherapy Society, the American Society of Radiation Oncology, and the NRG Oncology Uterine Corpus Committee.

Outside of his job, Dr. Bernard enjoys reading about history, studying the Bible, and grilling.

Personal Statement: “Our department has innovative technology to deliver a highly conformal radiation dose to treat our patients, while sparing the normal organs. This allows for the maximum chance of cure while limiting side effects. Our institution fosters an atmosphere that motivates intellectual advancement of our field. Patient care and research development are of high importance, which in turn provides many opportunities to stimulate our academic minds and address unsolved questions in patient care—all in a friendly environment. UK also encourages close multidisciplinary collaboration throughout our healthcare network.”

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  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine
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Training & Education


University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine


Radiation Oncology, UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

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    *Dr. Bernard had not attended the tumor board meeting re my case and told me I had micro-invasion of the margins requiring aggressive treatment with potential harm to my heart and lungs. The tumor board had determined that was due to an artifact and my surgeon had told me my margins were clear. I went back to the surgeon w/this and they elected on the less aggressive treatment. This was VERY upsetting and stressful. No one needs that when being treated for cancer.

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    Physician seemed in a hurry and did not connect/relate to me well.