For seven years, he was Chief of Radiation Oncology at the Aventura Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical Director of the East Coast Operations for nine years, and also acted as Co-Vice President of Medical Operations.
Dr. Fernandez earned his medical degree from the University of Malaga, Spain, and was subsequently appointed Assistant and Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Physics there.
He completed his radiation oncology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Callahan Center for Radiation Oncology and Robotics, and served as the Head of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, where he was directly responsible for the development of the External Beam Radiation Oncology and Prostate Seed Brachytherapy Programs. Simultaneously, he undertook an Assistant Professorship of Radiology at The Ohio State University.
After defending his doctoral thesis on the molecular biology aspects of photodynamic therapy (PDT), Dr. Fernandez was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the University of Malaga.
He has a long history of working in close cooperation with the Department of Biochemical Oncology and Experimental Radiotherapy at Case Western Reserve University, including several sabbatical visits.
Dr. Fernandez is a director of 21st Century C.A.R.E., a non-profit foundation dedicated to cancer patient assistance, research and education.