Dr Samuel Bernal

Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, UCLA

Dr Samuel D. Bernal graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1969 from the University of Illinois and obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemical Pathology in 1974 from the University of Chicago. In 1975, he finished his M.D. degree also from the University of Chicago. He finished his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1979 and his Fellowship training in Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School in 1979-1981. From 1979 to 1981, he underwent medical subspecialty training in Oncology (Cancer Medicine) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard. Dr Bernal is U.S. Specialty Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Sub-Specialty Board Certified in Medical Oncology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Cancer Specialists. From 1981 to 1983, he was post-doctoral research fellow in Cancer Biochemistry, while appointed as Instructor at Harvard Medical School. From 1983 to 1989, he was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he was conducting research in the Differentiation and Maturation of Human Cancer Cells. From 1989 to 1992 he was Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University, where he examined Drug Resistance of Cancer Cells.

Dr Bernal transferred to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1992, where he was Professor of Medicine, Chief of Hematology and Oncology of the Greater Los Angeles VA System, Director of the Cancer Center of the Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System, and Attending Physician at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He is currently Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, UCLA and Physician in Hematology and Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California. He has an active clinical practice, treating patients with new molecular and biotherapies including stem cells.

Dr Bernal published numerous scientific journal articles on cell growth and differentiation and several books including “Lung Cancer Differentiation” and “Drug Resistance in Oncology”. In the Philippines, he served as Consultant and Adviser for the Institute of Personalized Molecular Medicine (IPMM) at The Medical City where he trained physicians and scientists in the applications of Molecular Medicine both in the Clinic and in the Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine. He was also a visiting Professor of Science at the Ateneo School of Science and Engineering and visiting Professor of Medicine at the University of Sto.Tomas, College of Medicine.

In the field of Science, Dr Bernal has an active laboratory developing innovative technologies in Molecular Biology, Stem Cell Growth and Cell Differentiation. His Medical practice based in Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Beverly Hills, California is on Personalized Molecular Medicine for Cancer and Degenerative Diseases, which includes Cellular Therapy and Molecular Medicine.