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Peter S. Bernstein, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Practice Specialty
Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Medical Education
Yale University School of Medicine
Yale - New Haven Hospital
Board Certified
Maternal & Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Academic Title
Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health, and Program Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Administrative Title
Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division
Director, Perinatal Network Development and Quality
Clinical Focus
Development of a comprehensive patient safety program that includes team training, medical simulation, and systems redesign.
Research Focus
Developing improved systems of prenatal and perinatal care through the development of an electronic prenatal medical record, the implementation and promotion of a revolutionary model of group prenatal care (Centering Pregnancy), and the creation of a training program utilizing obstetrical simulations.

View Dr. Bernstein's publications on PubMed


Peter S. Bernstein, MD, MPH, completed his training in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and his clinical fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at Einstein. He earned a Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University.

Dr. Bernstein—who served as Medical Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Comprehensive Family Care Center from 1998 to 2007—currently:

  • Serves on a panel for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has issued several publications on improving preconception care. 
  • Has been designated as the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health ‘Physician Champion’ for the Montefiore Medical Center Outcomes Research Team as a result of his expertise in outcomes research. 

Dr. Bernstein is nationally recognized in the area of preconception care.