David T. Bernhardt, MD
Clinical Specialties

Dr. David Bernhardt specializes in primary care sports medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and fellowship trained and holds a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. He is a team physician for the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department. In this role, he provides medical coverage for Badger men’s basketball, women’s volleyball and crew along with men/women’s cross country and track. His special interests include pediatric and adolescent athlete concerns. As a primary care sports medicine provider, he does see patients of all age groups. Other interests include the care of concussions, the fatigued athlete and common injuries in distance runners and triathletes. Dr. Bernhardt was the 2017 American Academy of Pediatric Thomas Shaffer award winner recognizing his contributions to the field of pediatric sports medicine by displaying leadership and vision, education, and publication.

Professional Activities
  • Board of Directors, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • Team Physician, University of Wisconsin Athletic Department
  • Medical Director, Madison Marathon
Research Interests

Dr. Bernhardt's research interests include Insulin Resistance and Health Risks in Overweight athletes.

  • Fellowship
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Residency
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Internship
    University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
  • Medical Doctorate
    University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Certificate of Added Qualification - Sports Medicine

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