Christian Fernandez, MD

Christian Fernandez, MD

Contact Dr. Fernandez

111 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6700
(215) 955-0412 fax

Medical School

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 2016

Residency

Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Preliminary Medicine Year - 2017
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals - Radiation Oncology

Narrative

I was born and raised in the Bay Area of northern California.  I attended the University of California, Berkeley, where I studied biochemistry and conducted neuroscience research.  I was interested in improving healthcare delivery, and I spent time in India starting a non-profit implementing a new way to connect villages with doctors.  I attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where, through work with great mentors in the department of Radiation Oncology, I became interested in the potential of radiation treatments to improve patient lives. I spent time at the University of Chicago under the mentorship of Dr. Weichselbaum, where I researched the intricate interaction of cancer with the immune system, an ongoing passion of mine.  My clinical interests include treatment of lymphoma, education, and palliative care.  Outside of work, I enjoy running, playing soccer, hiking, and trying interesting new foods.  As a newcomer to the great city of Philadelphia, I am enjoying exploring the amazing history and vibrant restaurant culture of the area.