AASPD Candidate – Hernandez

Michael Hernandez, MD

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hernandez is originally from Michigan. He completed undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of Michigan. He pursued residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and then fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. He subsequently returned to the Midwest as a faculty member within the University of Chicago Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care. He eventually assumed the role of Program Director for the core residency program for four years, prior to returning to Boston Children’s Hospital as a faculty member and the fellowship program director in 2015. He has enjoyed interacting with other fellowship program directors, and would like to collaborate with fellowship program directors from the other anesthesiology subspecialty fellowship programs. He provides the following statement regarding his pursuit of the AASPD Councilor position vacancy:

I have had the honor (perhaps foolishly) of being both a core residency program director at University of Chicago, and now a pediatric anesthesia fellowship program director at Boston Children’s Hospital. I am familiar with all of the trials and tribulations we face as program directors in each of our programs. I had a great experience as a Member-at-Large on the board of the Pediatric Anesthesia Program Directors Association. It is amazing how many common issues and challenges we have as pediatric anesthesia fellowship program directors. I know that those similarities and challenges are not unique to pediatric anesthesiology. In fact, some of them were familiar to me as a core residency program director as well. I would like to explore some of our shared challenges and experiences as a Councilor on the AASPD Board. I believe my prior experience may be helpful in serving the larger AASPD membership as a member of the Council. There is so much that we can do for each other, our trainees, and our specialty as a whole.