Dr. Fernandez serves as the Director of Surgical Critical Care at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy.
Dr. Fernandez joined CHI Health in 2017 where he serves as a trauma, surgical critical care and acute care surgery attending and educator, with specific interest in minimally invasive surgery for the management of rib fractures and application of intercostal cryotherapy as an important adjunct to reduce postoperative pain and minimize the use of narcotics.
Dr. Fernandez is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is actively involved in clinical research related to different aspects of traumatic injuries including chest wall reconstruction after injuries, technical innovation in surgical stabilization of rib fractures and alternative ways to decrease rib fracture pain without using narcotics. Dr. Fernandez is available for inpatient, outpatient and virtual consultation.