Constantino F. Fernandez, M.D.

Constantino F. Fernandez, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 668
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-2691

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Professional Bio

Dr. Fernandez is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Nicaraguan born, Dr. Fernandez earned his Medical Degree at the University of Puebla, Mexico. He completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, New York and then becam a Fellow in Family Planning at Hutzel Hosptial at Wayne State University in Detriot, Michigan. In 1976 he was trained in Population Family Planning and Responsible Parenthood, University of Colorado.
Dr. Ferandez was selected by the Nicaraguan goverment to participate in a John Hopkins Scholar Program for Interantional Education and Training in Reproductive Health.

Dr. Fernandez then returned to Managua, Nicaragua where he was Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of Education at the Materno Infantil Fernando Velez Paiz Hospital. As a Chairman, Dr. Fernandez developed a Family Planning Program. After the Revolution in Nicaragua, Dr. Fernandez returned to Rochester and became the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Anthony Jordan Health Center (1980), St. Mary's Hospital and was Assistant Chair at Park Ridge Hospital (1996-97)
Dr. Fernandez has a special interest in community and minority reproductive health. He is the Chair of the Hispanic Health Task Force and a board member of Perinatal Network of Monroe County. Dr. Fernandez participated as a scholar in the United Way of Rochester Spanish Leadership Program. He was a scholar in 1994 at Harvard Medical School Leadership for Physician Executives. He was a scholar for the Wyeth Ayerst APGO Academic Leadership Program and at the APGO Solvay Educational Scholars Development Program (1990-2000). He is the recipient of the 1988 Award for excellence in teaching in OB/GYN University of Rochester Afficliate Hospitals. He received the 2001 Council on Resident Education Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education Assoication of Obstetrician and Gynecologists).
Dr. Fernandez's practice is primary OB/GYN care with the emphasis and interest in Hispanic women's health. He is the recipient of the 1995 Florence Thiede Award for Perinatal Health Services, which honors longstanding efforts in leadership that impact didrectly upon the health of the community.
Dr. Fernandez is cerified and re-certified by the Amercian Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Fernandez is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Nicaraguan born, Dr. Fernandez earned his Medical Degree at the University of Puebla, Mexico. He completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, New York and then becam a Fellow in Family Planning at Hutzel Hosptial at Wayne State University in Detriot, Michigan. In 1976 he was trained in Population Family Planning and Responsible Parenthood, University of Colorado.
Dr. Ferandez was selected by the Nicaraguan goverment to participate in a John Hopkins Scholar Program for Interantional Education and Training in Reproductive Health.

Dr. Fernandez then returned to Managua, Nicaragua where he was Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Chief of Education at the Materno Infantil Fernando Velez Paiz Hospital. As a Chairman, Dr. Fernandez developed a Family Planning Program. After the Revolution in Nicaragua, Dr. Fernandez returned to Rochester and became the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Anthony Jordan Health Center (1980), St. Mary's Hospital and was Assistant Chair at Park Ridge Hospital (1996-97)
Dr. Fernandez has a special interest in community and minority reproductive health. He is the Chair of the Hispanic Health Task Force and a board member of Perinatal Network of Monroe County. Dr. Fernandez participated as a scholar in the United Way of Rochester Spanish Leadership Program. He was a scholar in 1994 at Harvard Medical School Leadership for Physician Executives. He was a scholar for the Wyeth Ayerst APGO Academic Leadership Program and at the APGO Solvay Educational Scholars Development Program (1990-2000). He is the recipient of the 1988 Award for excellence in teaching in OB/GYN University of Rochester Afficliate Hospitals. He received the 2001 Council on Resident Education Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education Assoication of Obstetrician and Gynecologists).
Dr. Fernandez's practice is primary OB/GYN care with the emphasis and interest in Hispanic women's health. He is the recipient of the 1995 Florence Thiede Award for Perinatal Health Services, which honors longstanding efforts in leadership that impact didrectly upon the health of the community.
Dr. Fernandez is cerified and re-certified by the Amercian Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Awards & Honors (Local)

NNHMA. National Hispanic Medical Association. Health Leadership Award 2006. 2006
The Perinatal Network of Monroe County Inc 2005
The 2005 Direct Service Champion Award 2005
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Council of Residents Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Excellence National Faculty Award. 2001
Certificate of Recognition for time given to children of Rochester City School District, Rochester City School District 1999
Appreciation for Chief of OB/GYN Services, St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, NY. 1997
Fifth Florence and Thiede Award for Perinatal Health Service. Longstanding efforts in leadership which impact directly upon the health care of our obstetrical community. 1995
Volunteer Service Award United Way of Greater Rochester, Nominating Committee. 1993
Residents and Interns University of Rochester Affiliated Hospitals Programs in OB/GYN for Excellence in Teaching and Interest in the Professional Development of the House Staff. 1988
Community Development Certificate, Latin American Society of Rochester, NY. 1987
United Way of Rochester, NY, Credential Committee 1987

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

Internship and Residency | Obstetrics and Gynecology | St. Mary's HospitalAttended 1971 - 1975
Residency | Urology | General Hospital of Puebla MexicoAttended 1967 - 1968
Internship | General Hospital of Puebla MexicoAttended 1965 - 1967
M.D. | Medical School | University of PueblaAttended 1959 - 1967
BS | Salesian CollegeAttended 1954 - 1959
Residency | Anesthesia | General Hosptial El RetiroAttended 1967 - Present

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Advanced Techniques for Management of Fertility at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office07/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine/Family Planning at Wayne State University School of Medicine/ Detroit Medical Center07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary's Hospital07/01/1972 - 06/30/1975
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary's Hospital07/01/1971 - 06/30/1972