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Cancer Focus: Bladder Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer, Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor, Head and Neck Cancer, Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer (Nonmelanoma), Testicular Cancer, Vaginal Cancer
Dr. Fernandez received his MD degree in 2005 from Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University and PhD degree in 2004 from the University of South Florida/National Institutes of Health Graduate Partnerships Program. During his time at the National Institutes of Health, he spent two years as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Scholar working in the Laboratory of Chemical Physics of the NIDDK where his research focused on vibrational spectroscopic imaging modalities applied to prostate cancer. Dr. Fernandez completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. He then completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center/University of South Florida, where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Fernandez joined the Moffitt Radiation Oncology Faculty in 2012 and currently serves as the Brachytherapy Service Chief. His clinical focus is the treatment of a variety of cancers with brachytherapy, which comprises several forms of internal radiation therapy. Cancer types treated include genitourinary, gynecologic, sarcoma, gastrointestinal, thoracic, cutaneous, and head and neck malignancies. His research interests include modern image-guided adaptive brachytherapy strategies and the use of highly conformal external beam radiotherapy and stereotactic radiotherapy/radiosurgery for the treatment of gynecologic and genitourinary malignancies.
Education & Training
Start Year: 2002 End Year: 2003 NIH Predoctoral Intramural Research Training Award, Sponsor: NIH
Start Year: 2003 End Year: 2003 Outstanding Graduate Research Award, Sponsor: NIH
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