Steven J. Kernis, MD, FSCAI, FACC
Steven J. Kernis, MD was born and raised in Michigan where he graduated from the University of Michigan with his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in 1993. He received his doctorate in medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1997. Following this, he completed Internal Medicine residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in 2001. Dr. Kernis then completed a Cardiovascular Fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in 2004 and an Interventional Cardiovascular Fellowship (with training in coronary, peripheral and structural catheter-based interventions) at the Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, MO in 2005. He has since practiced clinical and interventional cardiology for the past 13 years, the last 7 years in Southern New Jersey, and he has performed over 6000 catheter-based procedures.
Dr. Kernis feels that honest, effective and compassionate communication is his top priority. He understands the importance of listening to his patients and, since his training at the Mayo Clinic, he has been motivated to work towards identifying the true diagnosis of his patient’s illness through a detailed and comprehensive evaluation, including employing appropriate, guideline and evidence based care. Dr. Kernis has been a National Board Examination testing reviewer, he has published multiple manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, and he has been an active leader in advancing cardiovascular care of hospitals where he has practiced. Recently, this includes creating a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program (percutaneous ventricular assist devices).
When not at work, Dr. Kernis enjoys exercising and seeing movies. His most coveted role is as husband and father, and his is wife of 20 years and three children are everything to him.