John Bernardo, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine & Research Professor of Biochemistry
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. John Bernardo served as Medical Director of the Boston TB Program from 1991, and TB Control Officer for the City of Boston from 1996 to 2002.  In February, 2002, he was appointed TB Control Officer for the State of Massachusetts.  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Medicine; he trained in Internal Medicine at New York Hospital and Boston City Hospital, and in Pulmonary Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NHLBI) in Bethesda, MD.  He is board certified in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, and is currently a Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine. He is the current President of the National TB Controller’s Association. Dr. Bernardo’s major clinical interests are in TB diagnostics and in developing new treatment strategies for TB infection, including drug therapies and community-based TB patient/provider education and prevention programs.