Jan. 23, 2020

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Internal med resident, interventional cardio fellow join UMMC faculty

Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Maria Emilia Fermin, M.D.

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Fermin

Dr. Maria Fermin, recently an internal medicine resident at Steward Carney Hospital/Tufts University School of Medicine, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Fermin obtained her medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela, ‘’Luis Razetti’’ School of Medicine. After gaining clinical experience as a general physician in Caracas, she decided to pursue internal medicine training in the U.S.

She volunteered as a research assistant at Rush University Medical Center and then completed her internal medicine residency training at Steward Carney Hospital/Tufts Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. During her training, she learned the value of a diverse clinical environment, such as at UMMC.

Fermin strives to provide high quality of care to her patients and is motivated to take advantage of a large clinical center to continue developing as a hospitalist.

 

Gabriel A. Hernandez, M.D.

Portrait of Dr. Gabriel A. Hernandez
Hernandez

Dr. Gabriel A. Hernandez, recently an interventional cardiology fellow at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of medicine.

After receiving his M.D. from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, in 2007, Hernandez had an autonomic dysfunction research fellowship at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, in 2010; and an internal medicine residency from 2011-14 and a cardiovascular disease fellowship from 2014-17 at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Florida, where he was chief cardiology fellow from 2016-17. He then pursued an advanced heart failure and transplant fellowship at Vanderbilt from 2017-18 and an interventional cardiology fellowship from 2018-19 at the University of Miami. During his training, he received numerous awards, including Fellow of the Year and Outstanding Research fellow, and was incorporated into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical society.

The author or coauthor of 25 articles published in peer-reviewed professional journals and more than 40 abstracts, Hernandez has given nine invited presentations at national and international scientific meetings, including at the American college of Cardiology annual meeting and the International Society of Heart and Lung transplant meeting. An active member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant and the Heart Failure Society of America, Hernandez is an invited reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.