Dr. Fernandez earned his medical degree from the University of Malaga, Spain in 1987, and was subsequently appointed Assistant and Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Physics, where he defended his doctoral thesis in the molecular biology aspects of photodynamic therapy earning his Ph.D. degree in 1991. At the time, he was in close cooperation with the Department of Biochemical Oncology and Experimental Radiotherapy at Case Western Reserve University.
He completed his radiation oncology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Callahan Center for Radiation Oncology and Robotics, and served as Head of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Florida (with dual appointment at the main campus in Cleveland), where he was responsible for the development of the External Beam and Brachytherapy programs. Simultaneously he undertook an Assistant Professorship of Radiology at the Ohio State University. He is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Fernandez Joined 21st Century Oncology in 1998, and since then he has been department chair at numerous hospital in the south Florida community. He has been Medical Director of the east coast of Florida, Co-Vice President of Medical Operations, and Senior Vice President for Regional Operations before his recent appointment.
With an international reputation, he has lectured or published in every aspect of radiation oncology around the world for more over 200 times, and has received a number of international awards and recognitions, while keeping a busy clinical practice.
Dr. Fernandez serves as Director of 21St Century Care Foundation and is also a member of the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiation Oncology, and member of the Continuing Education and Communications Committee at the American Society for Radiation Oncology. He has been distinguished with fellowships from both organizations. He is also on faculty at U.C.L.A. where he serves as Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology.