Adela Fernandez, M.D.
- SpecialtyPrimary Care
Dr. Fernandez-Mirza joins our team from a diverse background, with training in General Surgery. She attended St. Matthew’s University School of Medicine and after several medical missions abroad to Nigeria, Dominica and Bolivia, she discovered her love of surgery. She began her residency training at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, Rhode Island and completed it at University of South Florida. During the course of residency, she earned numerous awards and recognitions to include Humanism and Excellence in Teaching, induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, Thoracic Advanced Techniques in VATS from Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and was the recipient of the Society of Thoracic Surgeon Scholarship. Her passion for medicine and surgery laid the groundwork for serving the underprivileged, both at home and abroad. In addition to practicing medicine, she performs pro-bono work for political asylum seekers in countries where atrocities exist. She is committed to providing quality healthcare to her patients and seeks high standards for their care. She is fluent in English and Spanish. She has conducted research, co-published with world renowned surgeons, and presented at various national and international conferences. Among these publishings and presentations are Breast conserving therapy for breast cancer, Gene therapy for lung cancer, and Bronchial sleeve resection as an effective alternative for patients with primary and metastatic pulmonary lesions at the General Thoracic Surgery Club Conference. Most recently presented The value of the IMPELLA device for the recovery of a marginal cardiac surgical patient at the European Society for Cardiovascular and Endovascular Surgery Conference in Nice, France.