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Felix Fernandez

Felix G. Fernandez, MD

– Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine
– Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center

Telephone: 404.778.1108


Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2009

Specializing in thoracic oncology and lung transplantation, Dr. Fernandez is also affiliated with Winship Cancer Institute and the Emory Transplant Center and was an essential contributor to Emory reaching its 300th lung transplant milestone in September 2010. His research interests include outcomes in thoracic oncology, quality improvement and transplant immunology. He earned his MD with Highest Distinction from Wayne State University School of Medicine, did a research fellowship focused on translational transplant immunology at the Department of Surgery of Washington University School of Medicine, and completed both his general surgery residency and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In 2010 he established a minimally invasive thoracic surgery program at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.


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