64869-Bernardo, Roberto

Roberto Bernardo, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

R3 C400
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Roberto J. Bernardo is the Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Bernardo specializes in pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular physiology.

After receiving his medical degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Lima, Peru), Dr. Bernardo completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Arizona. He then completed two fellowships: the first in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Oklahoma, and the second in Pulmonary Vascular Disease at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his Master of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Bernardo’s research interests are on pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular physiology and healthcare disparities in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Bernardo is a strong advocate for health equities for patients with pulmonary vascular disease.

Key Publications


Bernardo RJ, Lu D, Ramirez RL, et al. Hispanic ethnicity and social determinants of health in pulmonary arterial hypertension: the pulmonary hypertension association registry. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2022;19(9):1459-1468.

Bernardo RJ, de Jesus Perez VA. Health care disparities in pulmonary arterial hypertension. Clinics in Chest Medicine. 2023;44(3):543-554.

Bernardo RJ, Haddad F, Couture EJ, et al. Mechanics of right ventricular dysfunction in pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2020;10(5):1580-1603.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Medical Director - Adult Pulmonary Hypertension Program
  • Education
    2020 Postdoctoral Training Stanford University School of Medicine
    2020 MS University of Oklahoma
    2019 Fellowship University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    2016 Residency University of Arizona College of Medicine
    2008 MD Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
  • Research

    Pulmonary hypertension
    Right ventricular physiology
    Exercise hemodynamics
    Health care disparities

  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Cardiology
    American College of Chest Physicians
    American Thoracic Society (ATS)
    Pulmonary Hypertension Association
    Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute
  • Board Certifications
    National Board of Physicians and Surgeons
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Interests

    Pulmonary hypertension
    Pulmonary vascular disease

  • Awards
    Org: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
    Desc: The Martin H. Welch Award for Outstanding Fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care
    Scope: University
    Date: 2019-07-01

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