Bernard Comerford is the principal Podiatrist at the Essendon Foot Clinic. He completed his undergraduate Podiatry degree in 1984 and after travelling overseas for 12 months he established his multi-disciplinary practice in Essendon in 1986. Further studies were undertaken in the following years seeing Bernard complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Podiatry at La Trobe University in 1994, his Masters in Podiatry at Curtin University in Perth in 2003 and he is an Endorsed Podiatric Prescriber of Scheduled Medicines in Victoria.
Bernard has been a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine since 1996 and is currently an external Clinical Studies Supervisor at both La Trobe and Charles Sturt Universities. He is a member of the ANZPAC University Accreditation Panel and the La Trobe University’s External Curriculum Advisory Panel. With a keen interest in skin and nail infections, Bernard undertook intensive training with Cutera to qualify as a Laser Technician and treats fungal nail and plantar warts in his Essendon practice.
Outside of work Bernard enjoys spending time with his wife Allison and three teenage sons, Aussie Rules Football, fishing and horse racing.