Felix G. Fernandez, MD

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Specialty

Affiliated with Emory Transplant Center, Dr. Fernandez was an essential contributor to Emory reaching its 300th lung transplant milestone in September 2010.

Titles and Roles

Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Thoracic Surgeon
Lung Cancer
Research Program
Cancer Prevention and Control

Biography

Felix G. Fernandez, MD, is Chief in the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center where in 2010, he established a minimally invasive thoracic surgery program.

Specializing in thoracic oncology and lung transplantation, Dr. Fernandez is also affiliated with the Emory Transplant Center and was an essential contributor to Emory reaching its 300th lung transplant milestone in September 2010.

Education

Dr. Fernandez earned his MD with Highest Distinction from Wayne State University School of Medicine, did a research fellowship focused on translational transplant immunology at the Department of Surgery of Washington University School of Medicine, and completed both his general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Research

Dr. Fernandez's research interests include outcomes in thoracic oncology, quality improvement and transplant immunology.

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Awards

Dr. Fernandez has received the following awards and grants:

  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery Resident Travelling Fellowship Grant, 2008
  • R01 Research Grant, National Institutes of Health, 2014
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