Renowned Cardiac Expert Dr. Harold Fernandez Becomes First Medical Editor-in-Chief of MD Magazine: Cardiology and Metabolic Health

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His broad range of knowledge, experience and insight will guide the development of compelling content for readers’ practical application

“We are pleased to have such an accomplished surgeon on board and hope our many physician readers will find his contributions insightful, enlightening and helpful in keeping up with cardiology research,” said Michael J. Hennessy Sr., CEO of MJH.

Health Care Specialty Group, a property of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., has announced that Harold Fernandez, M.D., has joined MD Magazine: Cardiology & Metabolic Health Edition as its first medical editor-in-chief, effective with the current print and online editions.

Dr. Fernandez is chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and system director of Surgical Heart Failure at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y., and Professor of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. He is a leading expert in cardiovascular biology and molecular genetics.

“We are pleased to have such an accomplished surgeon as Dr. Fernandez on board and hope our many physician readers will find his contributions insightful, enlightening and helpful in keeping up with the fast-moving field of cardiology research,” said Michael J. Hennessy Sr., CEO of MJH Associates.

As medical editor-in-chief, Dr. Fernandez will draw on his years of training and experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon that began at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to guide content development and provide insight into the rapidly evolving field of cardiothoracic medicine. Dr. Fernandez, also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he received a degree in molecular biology and was awarded the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction at Princeton.

“Over the last decade we have witnessed a great expansion in our understanding of the molecular and physiologic mechanism involved in a wide variety of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic abnormalities,” Dr. Fernandez writes in his first editorial for the magazine, calling his new position as medical editor-in-chief “truly a great honor.”

In addition to his contributions to the field of cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Fernandez is nationally recognized for his book “Undocumented: My Journey to Princeton and Harvard and Life as a Heart Surgeon” which chronicled his compelling life story as an undocumented immigrant whose determination and perseverance led to his citizenship and admission to those leading universities.

About MD Magazine

MD Magazine is a comprehensive clinical news and information portal that provides physicians and other health care professionals with up-to-date specialty- and disease-specific resources designed to help them provide better care to patients. Readers have access to breaking news video interviews with physician experts, in-depth conference coverage, finance and practice management updates, insight from physician contributors and other multimedia resources. MD Magazine is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.

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Becky Taylor, 609-240-6886 or becky(at)btaylorpa(dot)com

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