Dr. Hernandez joined Ironwood Cancer & Research Center in July 2016. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a board certified surgeon. He 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, trauma and pediatric surgery in the early years of his career. During the past eight 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 includes such advanced, innovative techniques as Oncoplastic Surgery, brachytherapy and complete areolar-nipple skin-sparing mastectomies.
Over the years, Dr. Hernandez has served the regional medical community in various leadership roles that includes 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 10. 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 has resided with his wife in the Chandler area for many years. Together they raised 3 successful children and are the proud parents of six beautiful granddaughters.
Doctor of Medicine
University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
Maricopa County Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
The American Board of Surgery
Fellow of the American College of Surgeon
Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons
If you’d like to schedule an appointment please call 480-821-3632.