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Forrest B. Fernandez, M.D.
Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery

 
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Administrative/Clinical Office:
Reading Hospital and Medical Center
6th and Spruce Streets, B Building - 4th Floor
West Reading, PA 19611
Administrative Assistant: Pauline Keys
Administrative Telephone: 610-988-4888
Administrative Fax: 610-988-4880
Patient Appointments: 610-988-4879

Contact Information (internal use only)

forrest.fernandez@uphs.upenn.edu

 

 

 
Faculty Appointments
2006 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - present Section of Traumatology and Surgical Critical Care
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
West Reading, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
1996 - 2004 General Surgeon and Partner
St. Clair Surgical Group
Port Huron, Michigan
 
1996 - 2004 Active Staff Surgeon, Mercy Hospital
Port Huron, Michigan
 
1996 - 2004 Active Staff Surgeon, Port Huron Hospital
Port Huron, Michigan
 
1998 - 2004 Active Staff Surgeon
Deckerville Community Hospital
Deckerville, Michigan
 
1998 - 2003 Chief of Surgery, Deckerville Community Hospital
Deckerville, Michigan
 
2002 - 2004 Vice Chief of Surgery, Mercy Hospital
Port Huron, Michigan
 
2003 - 2004 Medical Director, Lakeshore Surgical Center
Port Huron, Michigan
 
2006 - present Assistant. Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2007 - 2008 Interim Trauma Program Medical Director
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
West Reading, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Trauma Program Medical Director
The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
West Reading, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1981 - 1985 B.S. University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Microbiology)
 
1985 - 1989 M.D. University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1989 - 1992 General Surgery Residency
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital/University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
 
1992 - 1993 Research Fellowship, Department of General Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
   
1993 - 1996 General Surgery Residency
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital/University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
   
2004 - 2005 Trauma Fellowship
Department of Traumatology Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut
   
2005 - 2006 Critical Care Fellowship
Department of Critical Care
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
   
Overseas Medical Relief Experience
June - Aug. 1987 Medical Student, Department of Surgery and Internal Medicine
Cayetano-Heredia Hospital, Lima, Peru
   
Apr. - May 1989 Medical Student, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Wilson Leprosy Center
Korea
   
June - Aug. 1991 Dept. of Surgery, Karolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital
Togo, W. Africa
   
Jan. - Feb. 1992 Dept. of Surgery, Karolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital
Togo, W. Africa
   
Nov. 1993 - June 1994 Dept. of Surgery, Karolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital
Togo, W. Africa
   
Aug. - Sept. 1997 Dept. of Surgery, Karolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital
Togo, W. Africa
   
May - June 1999

Dept. of Surgery, Karolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital
Togo, W. Africa

   
May - June 2000 Dept. of Surgery, Karolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital
Togo, W. Africa
   
May - June 2001 Dept. of Surgery, Karolyn Kempton Memorial Hospital
Togo, W. Africa
   
Military Service
Dec. 2001 Commission, CPT, U.S. Army Reserves
   
Dec. 2001 - June 2004 General Surgeon, 948th Forward Surgical Team Southfield, Michigan
   
Jan. 2003 - Aug. 2003 General Surgeon, 948th Forward Surgical Team Kandahar, Afghanistan
(in support of Operation Enduring Freedom)
   
May 2003 Promotion to Major, U.S. Army Reserves
   
Jan. 2004 - June 2004 Acting Commander, 948th Forward Surgical Team Southfield, Michigan
   
Jan. 2005 - June 2005 General Surgeon, Assigned to Army Reserve Trauma Training Program
King’s County Hospital
Brooklyn, New York
   
June 2005 - Oct. 2005 General Surgeon, 344th Combat Support Hospital Abu Ghraib, Iraq
(In support of Operation Iraqi Freedom)
   
Oct. 2005 - Sept. 2006 General Surgeon, 344th Combat Support Hospital
Brooklyn, New York
 
Memberships/Societies
 
Memberships in Professional and Scientific Societies
 
National/International Societies
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
Local/Regional Societies
  • American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
(print or other media; should not include reviews)
  1. Fernandez EJ, Fernandez FB, Jagoda, RB, Clark DS. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy studies of immobilized monoclonal antibody structure and function. ACS Symposium Series 314:208-216, 1986.
  2. Fath J, Parkes B, Sorensen V, Gaymer J, Macdonald M, Warren R, Tkach D, Fernandez F, Block D, Konstantinides F. Fasted state impedes recovery of porcine hepatic oxygen consumption after warm hepatic ischemia. Surgery 110(4):742-752, Oct. 1991.
  3. Cleary RK, Grossmann R, Fernandez FB, Stull TS, Fowler JJ, Walters MR, Lampman RM. Metronidazole may inhibit intestinal colonization with Clostridium difficile. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 41(4):464-467, Apr. 1998.
Abstracts, Past 3 Years
  1. Sept. 2010 “The Effects of Instituting a Hospital Guideline to Reverse the Coagulopathy of Plavix in TBI Patients”, Poster presentation AAST.
  2. Jan. 2010 “Falling Down, Lactate Up: Lactate Elevation Predicts Mortality but not ISS in a Cohort of Elderly Low Energy Mechanism of Injury Patient”, Poster presentation, SCCM.
  3. Nov. 2005 “Evaluation of Simulation Education for the Management of Blunt Head Trauma.” Fernandez FB, Schott E, Brautigam RB. Presented to the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Hartford, CT
  4. Jan. 10, 2006 “Minimally Invasive Treatment of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Initial Experience.” Fernandez FB, Cortes V, Brautigam RB, Perdrizet GA. Poster Presentation, 19th Annual Scientific Meeting, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Orlando, FL
  5. Sept. 15, 2006 “Evaluation of a New Cricothyoidotomy Kit Utilizing Built-in Veress Needle Trocar Technology.” Fernandez FB, and TC Mort. Abstract Presentation, 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for Airway Management, San Diego, CA
  6. Sept. 16, 2006 “Minimally Invasive Treatment of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Initial Experience.” Fernandez, FB, Perdrizet, GA, Brautigam, RB, and Cortes V. Poster Presentation, 87th Annual Meeting, New England Surgical Society, Mystic, CT
  7. Sept. xx, 2006 “Evaluation of Simulation Education for the Management of Blunt Head Trauma.” Brautigam RB, Schott E, Fernandez FB. Poster presentation, 2006 Annual meeting of American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

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