Dr. Fernandez was born in Brownsville, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BBA. He then attended the Southwestern Medical School in Dallas in 1988, and completed internship and residency at Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He joined the Clinical Pediatric Associates in 1991, and also became Camp Director of Camp Sweeney, a residential camp for children with diabetes, in 1991.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1988)
Children's Health Dallas (1989)
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (1991), Pediatric Medicine


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Effects of residential summer camp on body mass index and body composition in type 1 diabetes.
Oden JD, Franklin B, Fernandez E, Adhikari S, White PC Pediatr Diabetes 2018 Feb

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
    Texas Pediatric Society (2017)
  • Texas Super Doctors
    Texas Monthly Magazine (2017-2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow (1992)
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Diplomate (1992)
  • Juvenile Diabetic Foundation, Board Member (1992)
  • Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Board Member (1988)
  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Medical Executive Committee Member
  • Physicians for Children Foundation, President