Dr. Ira Bernstein

The Founder

Welcome to the Dr. Ira Bernstein Scholarship for Healthcare. Founded with a vision to empower the next generation of healthcare leaders, our scholarship honors the esteemed legacy of Dr. Ira Bernstein, DPM, FACFAS.

Dr. Bernstein is a renowned figure in podiatry and healthcare, with a career spanning over two decades. As the Director of Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital and a board-certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon, his dedication to patient care and medical excellence has left an indelible mark on the healthcare community.

A graduate of Temple University’s School of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Bernstein’s journey is defined by a commitment to innovation and academic achievement. His research on tendon transfer and contributions to medical literature reflect his passion for advancing podiatric medicine.

The Dr. Ira Bernstein Scholarship for Healthcare embodies Dr. Bernstein’s commitment to education, excellence, and compassion in healthcare. Through an annual essay contest, we recognize and support students who share Dr. Bernstein’s dedication to improving healthcare outcomes and enhancing patient well-being.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the scholarship, application process, and eligibility criteria. Join us in honoring Dr. Bernstein’s legacy by empowering future healthcare leaders to make a meaningful impact in their communities and beyond.

Thank you for your interest in the Dr. Ira Bernstein Scholarship for Healthcare.

Professional Credentials


  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology/Vertebrate Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


    • Director of Wound Care Center, Nyack Hospital
    • Board Certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery
    • Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
    • Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) and New York Podiatric Medical Association (NYPMA)
    • Author of publications in renowned medical journals, including the American Board of Podiatric Surgery (ABPS)

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