Bernard S. Alpert, M.D., FACS
Background & Specialties
American Board of Plastic Surgery
B.A., Biology – Amherst College, Amherst Massachusetts
M.D. – State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo New York
Internship – University of California of San Francisco School of Medicine
General Surgery Residency – University of California of San Francisco School of Medicine
Plastic Surgery Residency – University of California of San Francisco School of Medicine
Microvascular Surgery Fellowship – Davies Medical Center
F.A.C.S. – Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Associate Clinical Professor Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California at San Francisco
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Alpert’s academic productivity has spanned twenty-five years and includes the publication of over 100 articles relating to plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as over 150 scientific papers and presentations given around the world to societies serving plastic surgeons and other medical specialties. Dr. Alpert is involved in the supervision and training of plastic surgery residents and fellows from several plastic surgery programs.
Hobbies and Interests
In 1995 Dr. Alpert was project physician for the Breast Cancer Fund’s “Expedition Inspiration”. This 23,085 foot climb to the summit of Mount Aconcagua in Argentina raised $2 million for breast cancer research and was subject of a PBS documentary. The “Expedition Inspiration” team was honored at the White House by First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Since 2003 Dr. Alpert has been involved in ongoing humanitarian efforts in Iraq. He has acted as a volunteer surgeon, and in 2004 was among 30 American physicians to meet in Baghdad with 400 Iraqi physicians in the first international medical interchange in Iraq for 30 years. Dr. Alpert is a founding member of the “Medical Alliance for Iraq” and on 6 separate trips through 2009 helped establish 3 national centers for continuing medical education for the benefit of Iraqi medical centers, medical schools and physicians.