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Telva E. Hernandez, D.P.M.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Administrative: (585) 723-3630

Fax: (585) 723-3689

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance


Professional Background

UR Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of Telva Hernandez, D.P.M. to the Department of Orthopaedics & Physical Performance. Dr. Hernandez brings vast experience previously holding the positon of Associate Physician at DuPage Medical Group Ltd., Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Hernandez is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. She completed her residency through Presence Saint Joseph Hospital and her Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine with Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. She has presented and published on topics related to podiatric care and surgery.

Dr. Hernandez is native in both English and Spanish languages. As a Research Associate for the University of Rochester, Dr. Hernandez worked in Rochester’s inner city to decrease asthma symptoms among school-aged children. In doing so, she saw the need for Podiatric care within the Hispanic community. Dr. Hernandez’s passion to help the Hispanic community, particularly that diabetic patients receive adequate podiatric treatment, remains her primary reason for receiving her DPM.

Special Interests:
• Diabetic foot wounds
• Diabetic limb salvage and foot care
• Arthritic deformities
• Bunions and hammer toes
• Nerve pain
• Foot, heal, and arch pain
• Surgical and non-surgical foot care
• English and Spanish speaking



  • Podiatrist-Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle - American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatrist-Foot Surgery - American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery


DPM | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science- Chicago Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/07/2014 - 06/24/2016
Residency in Podiatry at St Joseph Health Care Centers and Hospital

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