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Gerald Bernstein, MD, MBA

Dr. Gerald Bernstein is a retired Seattle-based cosmetic dermatologist whos career spans over 40 years of cutting-edge and innovative procedures. He believes that cosmetic dermatology can achieve natural-looking results, and help people look the age they feel. This belief is rooted in a tradition of patient-focus attention, and a genuine interest in the tens of thousands of patients he has treated over the years; many of which have become friends.

Dr. Bernstein is best known for pioneering the Mohs Micrographic surgery for removing skin cancer, as well as Tumescent Liposuction in the Pacific Northwest. He has regularly lectured, authored, and taught seminars internationally on various procedures. He is a former president for the American College of MOHS Microsurgery (1983-1986) and former member of the Board of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr. Bernstein is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and completed his Dermatology residency at Cook County Hospital. He also served two years in the US Navy as a Hospital Dermatologist in Bremerton, Washington; and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander prior to being honorably discharged in September 1968. Dr. Bernstein currently lives near Seattle with his wife Sarah, and enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, as well as skiing, biking, hiking, gardening, reading and ancient history.

Dr. Bernstein is now fully retired. Please feel free to contact him.

Education, Licensure & Training:

Medical Licensure:

Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, 1963. State Licensure in Washington (1966).

Board Certification:

Additional Professional Training:


Lieutenant Commander U.S. Navy Reserve. Active Duty, Bremerton, Washington. Hospital Dermatologist, Bremerton, Washington. Honorable discharge; 1966-1968.

Notable Achievements:

Academic Positions:

July 1989 to present: Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, University of Washington Medical School

October 1978 – 1989: Associate Clinical Professor, University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

October 1968 - October 1978: Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Washington, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

Former Professional Societies:


Chairman, Skin Cancer Committee Extramural Council, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington; 1978.



Other Significant Activities:


Co-Authored Book:

Salasche SJ, Bernstein G, Senkarik M. Surgical anatomy of the skin. Appleton and Lange, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1988.


Scientific Articles:


Dr. Bernstein is retired, but can be reached at:


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