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Telva E. Hernandez, D.P.M.

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Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 723-3630

Fax: (585) 723-3689

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Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


My passion to help the Hispanic community, particularly that diabetic patients receive adequate podiatric treatment, remains the primary reason for me becoming a podiatrist.
At UR Medicine, I help people get back on their feet, so they can go back to doing the activities they enjoy. I specialize in the treatment of bunions, hammertoe, foot and ankle sprains, general foot and arch pain, foot fractures, arthritis, nerve related issues, and diabetic foot ulcers/limb salvage surgery. I have extensive experience in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions and perform elective and reconstructive foot surgery. I am also specially trained in reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery as well as foot surgery.

Not everyone needs surgery. I offer my patients individualized treatments make the most sense for them personally. I pride myself in offering my patients surgical or nonsurgical options when appropriate. As a board certified podiatric surgeon, when surgery is needed, I thoroughly explain the procedure and what they can expect afterward.


I have presented and published numerous articles on topics related to podiatric care and surgery. I have also co-authored a book on low limb muscle reconstruction surgery. I am native in both English and Spanish languages. As a Research Associate for the University of Rochester, I worked in Rochester’s inner city to decrease asthma symptoms among school-aged children. In doing so, I saw the need for Podiatric care within the Hispanic community.

I am board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.



DPM | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine/Science

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/07/2014 - 06/24/2016
Residency in Podiatry at St. Joseph Hospital Graduate Medical Education

07/01/2013 - 09/19/2014
Internship in Podiatry at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island


Scholl Merit Scholar Award

Kodak Young Leadership Award

Ibero American Action League Minority Scholarship

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Journal Articles

Fagnano M. Bayer AL. Isensee CA. Hernandez T. Halterman JS. "Nocturnal asthma symptoms and poor sleep quality among urban school children with asthma, Academic Pediatrics, in press." 2019; .

Halterman JS. Conn KM. Hernandez T. Tanski SE. "Parent knowledge, attitudes, and household practices regarding SHS exposure: a case-control study of urban children with and without asthma." Clinical Pediatrics. 2010; 49(8): 782-9.

Conn KM. Hernandez T. Puthoor P. Fagnano M. Halterman JS. "Screen time use among urban children with asthma." Academic Pediatrics. 2009; 9(1): 60-3.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: An Introduction to Lower Limb Muscle Flaps and Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Atlas
Author List: Rodriguez-Collazo E. Grady J. Hernandez T. Nagesh D.
Published By: E-book. 2016