Bernardo J. Reyes, MD
Bernardo J. Reyes, MD is the 2013-14 Charlotte R. Bloomberg Fellow in Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
A Native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, Dr. Reyes is a board certified internest with more than 14 years of combined clinical and research experience. As the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Fellow in Geriatric Medicine, he will maintain a clinical practice, conduct research, and pursue a certification in geriatric medicine.
Dr. Reyes joined the staff of Mass General's Geriatric Medicine Unit as an internist in 2011. At the same time, he joined Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston where he is on staff, part time, as a hospitalist. He is also an instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His key areas of interest are geriatric inpatient care and vascular physiology in the elderly.
Through his role in the Department of Geriatrics, Dr. Reyes has played an intergral part in the design and implementation of the Geriatric inpatient Fractures Trauma Service (GiFTS) in-patient Fracture Service. Co- managed between the Department of Orthopedic and the Department of Geriatrics, the GiFTS program cares for elderly patients admitted to MGH for fragility fractures. The hospital has seen a dramatic decrease in days spent in the hospital following surgery for older patients with hip fractures since GiFTS' inception nearly a year ago. In 2013, Dr. Reyes and his colleagues received the Partners in Excellence Award for the creation of GiFTS. The award honors employees for their outstanding work to support the success of Partners HealthCare. Awardees have demonstrated quality treatment and service, leadership, innovation, teamwork, and operational efficiency as well as made outstanding contributions to the community.
Dr. Reyes trained at the Unversidad del Zulia in Venezuela from 1992-1999. He completed his postdoctural training at the Charleston Area Medical Center, Charlston, West Virginia, in Clinical Research and Drug Development from 2002-2005, and a residency in Categorical Internal Medicine from 2007-2010. He has served on regional committees, including the Osteoporosis and Arthritis Program Advisory Panel at the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. He has a research portfolio that consists of more than 30 peer review publications and abstracts, and he has presented his work in several national and international venues. Dr. Reyes was a senior chapter author for the edition of the book The Adult Hip, and he is a scientific reviewer for key medical journals.
Dr. Reyes has been married for 11 years to his wife, Claudia, and they have three young children. He and his family live in Lynnfield, MA.