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Michael Bernhardt, MD

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Dr. Michael Bernhardt is a board-certified dermatologist, certified by the American Board of Dermatology since 1984. He has a passion for all things dermatological, especially tumor discovery and removal and advanced therapies for immunologic based conditions. Dr. Bernhardt is a Botox injector and has been since Botox’s inception. He also enjoys laser resurfacing and filler injections.

He received his BA in History from the University of Miami. Dr. Bernhardt also won the Mayflower Award for the outstanding graduate in History.

Dr. Bernhardt then attended Emory University School of Medicine completing his MD in 1980 at the age of 24. He was the second youngest member of the class. After completing a flexible internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center, he went on to complete his residency in dermatology at the University of Alabama Birmingham and was Chief Resident.

Dr. Bernhardt practiced 35 years in Jacksonville, Florida. He was the first dermatologist to be president of the 2000 member Duval County Medical Society. Dr. Bernhardt was the editor of the award-winning journal “North Florida Medicine” for 3 years.

Since the early 2000’s, he was an annual “Top Doc” in Jacksonville. Dr. Bernhardt is also heavily involved in clinical research and is an international speaker at medical meetings and an industry consultant.

Dr. Bernhardt has been actively involved in medical education, teaching multidisciplinary fields including medical, physician assistant and nurse practitioner students as well as other medical residents in various fields. He has been a part of the clinical faculty to several family medicine training programs and on occasion has won teacher of the year.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Bernhardt enjoys playing guitar especially rock and jazz as well as working-out. He had been a lifelong student of various martial arts, until a severe knee injury sidelined that activity. His true avocational passion is underwater photography especially large marine animals.