Associate Professor
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
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Biography

William Bernal, MD, MPH, is a board certified pediatric rheumatologist who joined the faculty at UCSF in 2013. Previously, he was an attending physician in pediatric rheumatology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where he had completed his fellowship. At CHOP, Dr. Bernal worked in the Center for Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome at CHOP for two years. There, he was a member of a multidisciplinary team that treats pediatric patients with pain amplification syndromes, such as amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome, juvenile fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome. Dr. Bernal is continuing this work at UCSF as part of the Integrative Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program (IP3), where he and other providers see pediatric patients with chronic pain.

Publications

Belli LS, Duvoux C, Artzner T, Bernal W, Conti S, Cortesi PA, Sacleux SC, Pageaux GP, Radenne S, Trebicka J, Fernandez J, Perricone G, Piano S, Nadalin S, Morelli MC, Martini S, Polak WG, Zieniewicz K, Toso C, Berenguer M, Iegri C, Invernizzi F, Volpes R, Karam V, Adam R, Faitot F, Rabinovich L, Saliba F, Meunier L, Lesurtel M, Uschner FE, Fondevila C, Michard B, Coilly A, Meszaros M, Poinsot D, Schnitzbauer A, De Carlis LG, Fumagalli R, Angeli P, Arroyo V, Jalan R, ELITA/EF-CLIF working group . Liver transplantation for patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) in Europe: results of the ELITA/EF-CLIF collaborative study (ECLIS). J Hepatol. 2021 Apr 24.
Acute liver failure. J Hepatol. 2021 Apr 09.
Spencer CH, Rouster-Stevens K, Gewanter H, Syverson G, Modica R, Schmidt K, Emery H, Wallace C, Grevich S, Nanda K, Zhao YD, Shenoi S, Tarvin S, Hong S, Lindsley C, Weiss JE, Passo M, Ede K, Brown A, Ardalan K, Bernal W, Stoll ML, Lang B, Carrasco R, Agaiar C, Feller L, Bukulmez H, Vehe R, Kim H, Schmeling H, Gerstbacher D, Hoeltzel M, Eberhard B, Sundel R, Kim S, Huber AM, Patwardhan A. Biologic therapies for refractory juvenile dermatomyositis: five years of experience of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance in North America. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2017 Jun 13; 15(1):50.
Canna SW, Costa-Reis P, Bernal WE, Chu N, Sullivan KE, Paessler ME, Behrens EM. Brief report: alternative activation of laser-captured murine hemophagocytes. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Jun; 66(6):1666-71.
Nayak RR, Bernal WE, Lee JW, Kearns MJ, Cheung VG. Stress-induced changes in gene interactions in human cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014 Feb; 42(3):1757-71.
Mizesko MC, Banerjee PP, Monaco-Shawver L, Mace EM, Bernal WE, Sawalle-Belohradsky J, Belohradsky BH, Heinz V, Freeman AF, Sullivan KE, Holland SM, Torgerson TR, Al-Herz W, Chou J, Hanson IC, Albert MH, Geha RS, Renner ED, Orange JS. Defective actin accumulation impairs human natural killer cell function in patients with dedicator of cytokinesis 8 deficiency. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Mar; 131(3):840-8.