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Constantino Fernandez, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 276-5368

Appointment: (585) 275-2691

Fax: (585) 242-8707

Office: (585) 275-2691

Biography

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.

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education

1971-1975
Internship and Residency | St. Mary's Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology

1967-1968
Residency | General Hospital of Puebla Mexico
Urology

1965-1967
Internship | General Hospital of Puebla Mexico

1954-1959
BS | Salesian College

1959-1967
M.D. | University of Puebla
Medical School

1967-0
Residency | General Hosptial El Retiro
Anesthesia

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1971 - 06/30/1972
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary's Hospital

07/01/1972 - 06/30/1975
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Mary's Hospital

07/01/1975 - 06/30/1976
Fellowship in at Wayne State University School of Medicine/ Detroit Medical Center

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Fellowship in at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office

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Awards

2014
Luisa Baars
Sponsor: Rochester Latino Rotary Club

2013
"Lo Mejor de lo Nuestro Award" (the best of our own)
Sponsor: Ibero-American Action League

2006
Health Leadership Award
Sponsor: National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)

2005
The Perinatal Network of Monroe County Inc

2005
The 2005 Direct Service Champion Award

2001
Excellence National Faculty Award
Sponsor: ACOG Council of Residents Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology

1999
Certificate of Recognition for time given to children of Rochester City School District
Sponsor: Rochester City School District

1997
Appreciation for Chief of OB/GYN Services
Sponsor: St. Mary's Hospital
Location: Rochester, NY

1995
Fifth Florence and Thiede Award for Perinatal Health Service
Sponsor: Longstanding efforts in leadership
Location: which impact the health care of our obstetrical community

1993
Volunteer Service Award
Sponsor: United Way of Greater Rochester Nominating Committee

1988
Excellence in Teaching and Interest in the Professional Development of the House Staff
Sponsor: Residents and Interns
Location: University of Rochester Affiliated Hospital Programs in OB/GYN

1987
Community Development Certificate
Sponsor: Latin American Society of Rochester, NY

1987
United Way of Rochester, NY
Sponsor: Credential Committee

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