Dr. Berner is an Arkansas native. He attended Hendrix College, then the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for his medical degree. He completed a general psychiatric residency at the University of Vermont, then went on to complete a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at New York University and Bellevue Hospital.
Since returning to Arkansas, he initially worked at UAMS in Springdale on an inpatient psychiatric unit, as well as directing the education of medical students. He then began work at Springwoods Hospital in Fayetteville, where he served as Chief Medical Officer. While there, he ran the adolescent unit for three years, as well as running or working on the geriatric unit, women’s unit, and general adult unit.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family. He strives to be outdoors as much as possible, whether riding his bicycle, gardening, or finding swimming holes in area streams.
Dr. Berner is seeing clients in the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus Wellness Program on Wednesdays.