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