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Christiana Bernal, MD

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Practice Name
WakeMed Physician Practices - Pediatric Gastroenterology
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
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Office Location
Pediatric Gastroenterology - East Raleigh
23 Sunnybrook Road
WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27610
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Office Location
Pediatric Gastroenterology - Apex
120 Healthplex Way
WakeMed Apex Healthplex, Suite 301
Apex, NC 27502
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Office Location
Pediatric Gastroenterology - Clayton
104 Medspring Drive
Suite 200
Clayton, NC 27520
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Undergraduate Degree
Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA (Biology)
Medical School
Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (Pediatric Gastroenterology)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville TN (Clinical Pharmacology)
American Board of Pediatrics
Professional Memberships
American Academy of Pediatrics
Member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

Dr. Christiana Bernal is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist who sees patients with general gastrointestinal complaints or disorders.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA. She completed two years of research at Emory University before earning her doctorate in medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bernal then completed her residency in pediatrics, followed by fellowships in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, and in Clinical Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

During her training Dr. Bernal completed research on the genetic effects on proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. She was awarded the National Institutes of Health Training grant to support her research endeavors. She also devoted time to teaching - presenting numerous talks at Vanderbilt University - and has published peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts related to gastroenterology.

On a personal level, Dr. Bernal is a busy wife and mother of three. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and photography.

Insurance We Accept

WakeMed contracts with most major health insurance carriers. View a list of Insurance we accept.

Before scheduling an appointment with either a WakeMed employed provider or a community-based affiliated physician, we encourage you to contact your insurance company to verify that the location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co-insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility.

If you are uninsured, learn more about WakeMed's financial assistance policy.

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