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Dr. Bernardini is board certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in Neurology, with a subspecialty in Vascular Neurology. Additionally, he is certified in Neurocritical Care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Bernardini has served as principal investigator in several clinical research studies on topics such as therapeutic options in the management of large hemispheric infarcts, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and use of newer neurointerventional techniques to treat acute ischemic stroke. He has been published in numerous clinical journals, including The Neurohospitalist, Stroke, Neurology, The Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases and The Journal of Vascular Surgery. He has presented more than 65 lectures on the various facets of stroke care as well. Dr. Bernardini is an active member of many professional organizations including the Neurocritical Care Society, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, American Society of Neuroimaging, the American Academy of Neurology, the Society of Sigma Xi, and the Scientific Research Association. In addition, he is a fellow of the American Heart Association's Stroke Council. Dr. Bernardini completed his fellowship in stroke and neurological critical care at the Neurological Institute of New York at NewYork-Presbyterian /Columbia University Medical Center. He completed his residency in neurology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from The University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center, where he also earned his Ph.D. in neurophysiology. Dr. Bernardini earned his bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Texas at San Antonio.