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About Erika F. Fernandez, MD

Erika F. Fernandez, MD, is a board-certified neonatologist. She directs UC San Diego Health's nationally recognized Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which provides specialized and emergency care for babies who are born premature, critically ill, or with complex health conditions.

Dr. Fernandez's goal is to provide individualized, family-centered patient care that helps ensure a healthy future for newborns and their families.

As an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Fernandez instructs medical students, residents, and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research investigates neonatal outcomes in relation to cardiovascular homeostasis and adrenal function. Dr. Fernandez also leads local and national multicenter studies, and she has conducted studies examining neonatal short and long term outcomes in relation to hypotension and adrenal insufficiency.

Dr. Fernandez is a recognized expert in the neonatology field and frequently lectures nationally and internationally. She has chaired neonatology conferences, and has been a reviewer and moderator for national research conferences. She has co-authored numerous articles, and her work has appeared in Journal of Perinatology, Journal of Pediatrics and the American Journal of Perinatology. Dr. Fernandez is also a reviewer for numerous medical journals.

She completed a fellowship in neonatology and a residency in pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, where she also earned her medical degree. She is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Dr. Fernandez was a council member for the Western Society for Pediatric Research and a member of the Society of Pediatric Research. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM

Residency

  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM

Fellowship

  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2014-10-01

Board Certifications

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Conditions and Treatments

  • Care for Critically Ill Newborns
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted