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Bernard Hildebrand, MD, FACP, FACR


Bernard HildebrandDr. Bernard Hildebrand is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Clinical and Applied Science Education at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM).  Born and raised in South Texas, Dr. Hildebrand graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology (2000) before receiving a Doctor of Medicine (2004) from UT-Houston Medical School.  He completed Internal Medicine residency (2007) and Rheumatology fellowship (2009) training at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center, respectively.  Dr. Hildebrand earned a Master of Arts in Bioethics and Health Policy (2013) from Loyola University Chicago; his capstone project was Healthcare Policy in the United States: A Christian Perspective for a Pluralist State.

In 2010, Dr. Hildebrand established the Rheumatology Division and Infusion Center at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In 2014, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine in the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine while serving as Associate Program Director for the Rheumatology Fellowship training program at San Antonio Military Medical Center.  Dr. Hildebrand is currently a faculty member of the Ultrasound School of North American Rheumatologists (USSONAR) providing musculoskeletal ultrasound education and training for Rheumatologists and Rheumatology fellows across the nation.

Dr. Hildebrand is board certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Adult Rheumatology (ABIM), and he has specialty certification in musculoskeletal ultrasound (RhMSUS).  He serves as a clinical Rheumatologist at the CommuniCare Health Centers West Campus in San Antonio and regularly participates in local and international medical ministry.

With trust in the Creator and commitment to His Way, Dr. Hildebrand hopes to see the Incarnate Word bring forth His righteousness as the light, and His justice as the noonday--Psalm 37:3-6.