Steven J. Bernstein, MD, MPH

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Research Scientist
Center for Clinical Management Research
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Dr. Bernstein is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs at the School of Medicine and a Research Scientist, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, at the University of Michigan. He is also a Research Scientist at the Center for Clinical Management Research and provides support for the VA’s Quality Enhancement Research Initiative for Diabetes at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Rochester, he completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He continued his training at the University of California, Los Angeles and the RAND Corporation as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received his master of public health degree. Dr. Bernstein spent one year on sabbatical as a Visiting Professor in Health Services Research at Carlos III Health Institute in Madrid, Spain, where he investigated the appropriateness of use of cardiovascular procedures in Europe.
For the past decade, Dr. Bernstein has focused his effort on improving the quality of care received by University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) patients where he is the Director of the Quality Management Program. This unit is responsible for measuring and improving institutional compliance with out-patient quality standards and developing chronic disease registries. He also directs the UMHS participation in the Physician Group Incentive Program sponsored by BCBS of Michigan and quality improvement efforts related to the CMS Pioneer ACO program. At the State level, Dr. Bernstein is the Chair of the Michigan Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board and he is helping to develop a hospital medicine safety program in 75 Michigan Hospitals through programs sponsored by BCBSM and the Michigan Hospital Association.