Richard Bernstein, MD


Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Arthritic Hand Reconstruction, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Bones & Hand Fractures, Carpal Tunnel Release, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Closed Reduction Fracture, Congenital Hand Problem, Elbow Disorders, Elbow Injuries, Elbow Surgery, Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, Endoscopic Hand Surgery, Fracture Fixation, Hand & Wrist - Upper Extremities, Hand & Wrist problems, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Hand Disorders, Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatric Fractures, Pediatric Hand Problems, Pediatric Hand Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scaphoid Repair, Tendon Disorder, Tendonitis, Trigger Finger Release, Wrist Arthroscopy, Wrist Fractures, Wrist Surgery

(203) 865-6784
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Bernstein grew up locally in Orange and spent time volunteering at Yale New Haven Hospital during the summers. After graduating from Hopkins Grammar school, he continued college and medical school in Connecticut. Since returning from his fellowship at Harvard, he has developed a specialty Orthopaedic practice in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Dr. Bernstein is actively involved with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and has been asked by its presidents to serve on multiple task forces, the Residents and Fellows conference and Scientific Exhibits Committees. Besides his active clinical practice, he teaches at the Yale Medical School for Medical and Physician Associate Students as well as the Resident Doctors training in Orthopaedic Surgery.





Years In Practice



Connecticut Orthopaedics

9 Washington Ave
1st Floor 1A
Hamden, CT 06518

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(203) 865-6788

Connecticut Orthopaedics

469 West Main Street
Branford, CT 06405

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(203) 789-8860

Connecticut Orthopaedics

30 Commerce Park
Suite 3B
Milford, CT 06460

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Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(203) 865-6788

Education & Training


University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT


Hartford Hospital


Univ of Connecticut


Boston Childrens Hospital;Brigham & Women's Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • first health network
  • great west
  • guardian
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare