Helene Bernstein, MD/PhD, 315 464-8668

Helene Bernstein, MD/PhD
Appointed 10/01/15
Women's Health Network
2105C Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology: Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Women's Health Network: Obstetric, Gynecology & Urogynecology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Biomedical Sciences Program
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2002, Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Residency: Albany Medical College Hospital, 1999, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Internship: Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 1996, Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • MD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1995
  • PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1994, Microbiology and Immunology

Clinical Interests

  • Prenatal genetic diagnosis, medical complications, HIV and other viral infections during pregnancy

Education Interests

  • Interprofessional education and research

Research Interests

  • Immunoregulation of innate immune function influencing viral pathogenesis, pregnancy complications, and inflammation; understanding how magnesium regulates immune function

Clinical Trials

  • Magnesium Decreases Inflammatory Cytokine Production: A Novel, Important Innate Immunomodulatory Mechanism
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Specialties & Certification

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Chickenpox During Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • HIV Infection and AIDS
  • Heart Conditions in Pregnancy
  • High Risk Pregnancies
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Toxoplasmosis During Pregnancy


  • Adults


  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) for Prenatal Diagnosis
  • Prenatal Ultrasound


  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital

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Research Abstract

Clinical Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/findadoc/bernsteh
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/bernsteh