Steven H.  Bernstein, Jr., M.D.

Steven H. Bernstein Jr., M.D. Physician


Dr. Bernstein is a 1995 graduate of Brown University Medical School. After finishing his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, he completed an Orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at Washington University where he was assistant team physician for the St. Louis Rams, Blues, and Cardinals. He maintains his affiliation with the St. Louis Cardinals and travels to Jupiter, Florida to provide medical coverage for the team during spring training.

Dr. Bernstein came out of his fellowship in 2001 and practiced for three years in Silver Spring, Maryland. He moved to Chevy Chase to join Summit Orthopedics in August, 2004. Dr. Bernstein practices general orthopedic surgery with a focus on sports related injury. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery involving the knee, shoulder, and ankle. He has particular interest in shoulder instability, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, cartilage injury, patellar instability, and meniscal repair.

Dr. Bernstein was born in St. Louis. Missouri. He currently resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his wife Carolyn and their three sons, Henry, Jack, and Will. In his spare time he enjoys playing squash and golf.

Areas Of Expertise

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder

Fracture Care

ACL Reconstruction and Revision

Knee Cartilage Injury and Restoration

Meniscus Repair

Patellar Instability

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Instability


Sports Medicine

Medical Degree

Brown University Medical School; Providence, RI


University of Maryland Medical System/Shock Trauma Center; Baltimore, MD


Sports Medicine Fellowship at Washington University / Barnes Hospital; in St. Louis, MO affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals, Rams, and Blues.

Washington University Athletics


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Major Accomplishments

Administrative Chief Resident, University of Maryland

Classified as “Outstanding”, Brown Medical School

Dartmouth Hitchcock Foundation Grant Recipient

Publications in American Journal of Sports Medicine 

Hospital Affiliations

Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Suburban Hospital

Surgery Center of Chevy Chase

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center