Dr. Hernandez is an Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and specializes in the treatment of benign and cancerous breast diseases. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He is a board-certified surgeon and has recently re-certified with the American Board of surgery for the fourth time in his career.
Dr. Hernandez completed his general surgery residency at Maricopa County Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona in 1983 and practiced General Surgery and trauma surgery in the early years of his career. During the past 10 years and currently, Dr. Hernandez has dedicated his surgical practice exclusively to the practice of breast and Oncoplastic Surgery. He operates at both Chandler Regional Medical Center and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
Regularly featured in Phoenix Magazine’s annual list of Top Doctors, Dr. Hernandez has been credited in the state of Arizona as being one of the earliest pioneers in the field of breast-conserving surgery, and advanced innovative techniques as Oncoplastic Surgery, Brachytherapy, and Nipple-Areolar Skin-Sparing Mastectomies. He believes in comprehensive Breast Cancer care in conjunction with both Radiation and Medical Oncology.
Over the years, Dr. Hernandez has served the regional medical community in various leadership roles that include serving Chandler Regional Medical Center as the Chief of Staff, the Chairman of the Department of Surgery also as a Member of the hospital’s Board of Directors. He is well respected in the medical community as a leader and a colleague.
Dr. Hernandez was born in Mexico and immigrated to the USA at the age of ten. He has been a recognized asset to the community and has received two humanitarian awards from the Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona and the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. These awards honored his continued support of uninsured women in Arizona who were in need of medical/surgical care for breast disorders, including cancer care.
Dr. Hernandez and his wife raised three children and are the proud grandparents of six beautiful granddaughters. Enjoy this video about Dr. Hernandez’ family and history in this video.