Born and raised in Versailles, Ohio, Dr. Bernholt completed his undergraduate education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he was a varsity wrestler earning NCAA Academic All-American honors and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in biology and minors in chemistry, anthropology, philosophy, and history. He attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and continued to be involved with the sport of wrestling as an assistant coach for the Johns Hopkins University varsity wrestling team. Dr. Bernholt completed his orthopedic residency at Washington University in St. Louis. During residency, he was awarded the OREF Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant as well as the Mid American Orthopaedic Association Multipurpose Resident Grant to fund his research studies. His research interests during residency included anatomy and reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament of the elbow, diagnosis and management of patellar instability, and outcomes following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.
He and his wife, Dani, are very excited to be moving to Vail with their Cocker Spaniel Maggie.
His interests outside of orthopaedics include wrestling, swimming, hiking, and downhill skiing.