New York Cardiovascular Vein Center
Dr. Bernaski is the founder and medical director of the Vein Treatment Center at New York Cardiovascular Associates. A graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine he received specialized training in Cardiovascular disease at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is Board Certified in both Cardiovascular disease and Echocardiography and affiliated with both New York University Langone Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital of New York. In addition to serving as Medical Director of New York Cardiovascular Associates Echovascular Ultrasound laboratory, he is chief of noninvasive cardiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He holds position as Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine and is an instructor in the fellowship program at both institutions, teaching Cardiovascular ultrasound and vein treatment techniques. Dr. Bernaski also heads the Vascular Medicine curriculum at St. Vincent’s Hospital, providing lecture series for physicians in training.
Dr. Bernaski started working with venous disease patients as a natural extension of his training in cardiovascular illnesses. Since 1991 he has focused his career on the use of diagnostic ultrasound. Ultrasound is a crucial component to the care of patients with venous disease. It is used not only to map and plan treatments, but also during the corrective procedure itself. As an expert in the use of cardiovascular ultrasound, Dr. Bernaski brings over 20 years experience to the care of his patients with vein disease.
Dr. Bernaski’s training as a Cardiovascular specialist allows him the unique opportunity to treat the patient’s vascular symptoms as a whole. Often preexisting cardiac and peripheral arterial problems may have an effect on procedure outcomes in patients with venous disease. His ability to integrate all aspects of the cardiovascular and circulatory system allows him a global perspective on treatment options that physicians who are only trained as vascular specialists may miss.