Dr. Maurice Bernaiche graduated from Maine Maritime Academy with a BS degree in Marine Engineering and minor in Nuclear Power Systems Management. He sailed merchant vessels around the world for ten years before focusing on his medical career. He then attended the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 2000 with a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine. He obtained his residency medical training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) in Detroit and East Lansing, Michigan where he graduated in 2004. After residency, he completed a one-year fellowship of specialty training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Bernaiche is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians and a special certificate of competence by the World Institute of Pain.
Dr. Bernaiche’s medical interests are in sports medicine, non-surgical orthopedics, musculoskeletal disorders, work injuries, repetitive-use disorders, spinal deformities and pain syndromes, osteoporosis compression fracture management, and minimally invasive spinal procedures.
Dr. Bernaiche personally enjoys hobbies involving sports, football, hockey, skiing, boating and trail hiking. He has been team physician for a junior-A level hockey team in Lansing, Michigan and a semi-pro hockey team, the Memphis River Kings, in Memphis, Tennessee.