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Nicholas Bernthal, M.D.

Professional Titles & Positions
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, UCLA/Orthopaedic Institute for Children Department of Orthopaedics, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles
Primary Area of Practice
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Language(s) Spoken
Practice Location(s)
Orthopaedic Institute for Children 403 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Appointments: Phone (213) 741-8330 Fax (213) 741-8338
Hospital and Institute Affiliation(s)
Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Medical Board Certifications
California Medical Board, 2008.
Drug Enforcement Agency, 2008.
Utah Medical Board, 2012.
Doctor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY, 2006.
Internship: Department of General Surgery- University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-2007.
Residency: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery- University of California, Los Anges, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-2012.
Fellowship: Research Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 2008-2009.
Fellowship: Sarcoma Service, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2012-2013.
Associate Member, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society
Member, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Member, F1000
Member, Orthopaedics Overseas
Resident Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Resident Member, Western Orthopaedic Association
Resident Member, California Orthopaedic Association
Elected Representative (UCLA), California Orthopaedic Association, 2009
Elected Resident Representative, UCLA Hospital JCAHO Institutional Site Review, 2009
Elected Resident Representative, Orthopaedic Resident Education Committee, 2009-2012
Executive Research Committee,UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery/Orthopaedic Hospital, 2010-present
Advisory Committee for UCLA Center for World Health, UCLA, 2013-present
Awards and Recognition
Alpha Omega Alpha, National Honor Medical Society, Cornell University Medical College, 2005.
B.H. Kean Award for Public Health, Cornell University Medical College, 2006.
Best Paper, Othopaedic Hospital Research, Los Angeles, CA, 2009.
June Marshall Award for Contributions in Orthopaedic Research, 2010.
Outstanding Oral Presentation, Longmire Surgical Society, 2011.
OREF Resident Award, California Orthopaedic Association, 2011.
Lloyd Taylor Award, Western Orthopaedic Association, 2011.
Best Paper, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Academic Day, 2012.
First Place, OREF/ORS Pacific Coast Resident Research Symposium, 2012.
Professional Links
1. Federman N, Bernthal N, Eilber F, Tap W. The Multidisciplinary Management of Osteosarcoma. Curr Treat Options in Oncol 2009;10:82-93.
2. Bernthal N, Schwartz A, Oakes D, Kabo M, Eckardt J. How Long Do Endoprosthetic Reconstructions for Proximal Femoral Tumors Last? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010;468:2867-70.
3. Bernthal N, Gamradt S, Kay R, Wren T, Cuomo A, Reid J, Bales J, Otsuka N. Static and Dynamic Gait Parameters Before and After Multilevel Soft Tissue Surgery in Ambulating Children with Cerebral Palsy. J Ped Orthop 2010;30:174-9.
4. Bernthal N, Stavrakis A, Billi F, Cho J, Kremen T, Simon S, Cheung A, Lieberman J, Finerman G, Adams J, Miller L. A Novel Mouse Model of Post-Arthroplasty Joint Infection to Evaluate in vivo the Efficacy of Antimicrobial Implant Coatings. PLoS One 2010;5:e12580.
5. Bernthal N, Pribaz J, Stavrakis A, Finerman G, Adams J, Miller L. Protective Role of IL-1B against Post-Arthroplasty Staphylococcus aureus Infection. J Orthop Res 2011;29:1621-6.
6. Pribaz J, Bernthal N, Stavrakis A, Finerman G, Adams J, Miller L. Mouse Model of Chronic Post-Arthroplasty Infection: Noninvasive in vivo bioluminescence imaging to monitor bacterial burden for long term study. J Orthop Res 2011; doi:10.1002/jor.21519.
7. Silva M, Wong T, Bernthal N . Outcomes of Reduction More than Seven Days After Injury in Supracondylar Humerus Fractures in Children. Accepted J Ped Orthop 2011;31:751-6.
8. Bernthal N, Seeger L, Motamedi K, Stavrakis A, Kremen T, McAllister D, Motamedi A. Can the Reparability of Meniscus Tears be Predicted with MRI? Am J Sports Med 2011;39:506-10.
9. Bernthal N, Hoshino C, Dichter D, Wong, M, Silva M. Assessing Long-Term Range of Motion After Lateral Condyle Fractures in Children. J Bone Joint Surg 2011;93:871-7.
10. Bernthal N, Celestre P, Stavrakis A, Luddington J, Oakes D. Disappointing Short Term Results with the DePuy ASR™ Metal on Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty October 12, 2011.
11. Kremen T, Bernthal N, Seeger L, Nelson S, Eckardt J. Giant Cell Tumor of Bone: Risk Stratification and Long Term Outcomes. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2012;470:677-83.
12. Pribaz J, Bernthal N, Dichter D, Wong, M, Silva ,. Lateral Spurring After Lateral Condyle Fractures of the Humerus in Children. J Ped Orthop. Sept 2011
13. Hartzell T, Panday A, Shahbazian J, Girson L, Bernthal N, Benhaim P, Azari K. Range of motion measurements in hand surgery - Should they be used for assessing outcomes? Annals of Plastic Surgery Jan 2012
14. Bernthal N, Federman N, Eckardt J, Eilber F, Tap W. Long-Term Outcomes (>25 Years) of an Original Chemotherapy Trial for Osteosarcoma. Cancer 2012;118:5888-93.
15. Silva M, Knutsen A, Kalma J, Borkowski S, Bernthal N, Spencer H, Sangiorgio S, Ebramzadeh E. Supracondylar Humeral Fractures: Evaluation of Multiple Pin Configurations with Emphasis on Medial Column Comminution. J Orthop Trauma Aug 2012
16. Niska J, Meganck J, Pribaz J, Shahbazian J, Lim E, Zhang N, Rice B, Akin A, Ramos R, Bernthal N, Francis K, Miller L. Monitoring Bacterial Burden, Inflammation and Bone Damage Longitudinally Using Optical and CT Imaging in an Orthopaedic Implant Infection in Mice PLoS ONE 2012;7:e47397.
17. Monument M, Bernthal N, R Lor Randall. Salient Features of Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Implications for Ewing Sarcoma Modeling. Front Oncol 2013;3:24.
18. Niska J, Shahbazian J, Ramos R, Francis K, Bernthal N, Miller L. Vancomycin-Rifampin Combination Therapy has Enhanced Efficacy Against an Experimental Staphylococcus aureus Prosthetic Joint Infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013;57:5080-6.
19. Bernthal N, Jones K, Monument M, Liu T, Viskochil D, Randall R. Lost in Translation: Ambiguity in Nerve Sheath Tumor Nomenclature and Its Resultant Treatment Effect. Cancers 2013;5:519-28.
20. Hartzell T, Shahbazian J, Pandey A, Stofman L, Rubinstein R, Bernthal N, Azari K, Benhaim P. Does the gatekeeper model work in hand surgery? Plast Reconstr Surg 2013 Sep;132(3):381e-6e.
21. Stavrakis A, Niska J, Loftin A, Billi F, Bernthal N. Understanding Infection: A Primer on Animal Models of Periprosthetic Joint Infection The Scientific World Journal 2013; 925906. doi:10.1155/2013/925906.
Book Chapters
1. Bernthal N, Monument M, Randall R, Jones K. Rotationplasty: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. Elsevier Press. New York, NY: 2013.