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Christiana Bernal, MD
42 ratings, 20 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
23 Sunnybrook Road
WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27610
120 Healthplex Way
WakeMed Apex Healthplex, Suite 301
Apex, NC 27502
104 Medspring Drive
Suite 200
Clayton, NC 27520
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120 Healthplex Way Suite 301
104 Medspring Drive, Suite 200
23 Sunnybrook Road Suite 200

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.

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)
Star Rating

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Overall Provider Rating
4.64 out of 5
42 ratings, 20 reviews

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Dr. Bernal truly listened to us. We have struggled to find a doctor who fully understands my son''s wholistic needs. Other doctors only see part of the picture. I appreciated Dr. Bernal''s wholistic approach; understanding that my child''s physical symptoms tie in to his emotional ones. I also appreciated that the office has a psychologist in it. So much easier to stay in one place with someone who already has some understanding of the issues rather than starting over again.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Our nurse was fantastic. She was very friendly and kind.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

It was so nice to be able to have appointments for two doctors scheduled back to back. We also had to do an x-ray and it was great to be able to do that in the same building. So efficient and customer friendly.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

The care is always excellent from Dr. Bernal and her staff. She explains everything and makes sure we understand what''s going on. She also cares for my son and went above and beyond when my son was diagnosed, by referring us to a child psychologist to ensure the whole child was being cared for. She is phenomenal! Thank you Dr. Bernal

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