Stanley Fernandez

Stanley F. Fernandez

Stanley F. Fernandez MD, PhD

UBMD Internal Medicine


Cardiology; Cardiovascular Disease

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

My clinical practice focuses on all aspects of general cardiology. I work in areas from preventive cardiology, such as treatment of patients with resistant hypertension or high-risk complex dyslipidemia, to inpatient care of critically ill patients with acute coronary syndrome,congestive heart failure exacerbation or advanced valvular disorders.

I have particular expertise in noninvasive imaging techniques and use multimodality cardiac imaging to aid the diagnosis and treatment of patients with complex cardiovascular diseases. I am involved in the structural heart program at the Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) and am well-versed in ultrasound-based imaging modality. This includes interpretation of basic transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms as well as “interventional echocardiography,” which provides intraprocedural transesophageal imaging support for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), MitraClip valve repair and left atrial appendage occluder deployment. I also perform and interpret 12-lead electrocardiograms, 24-hour Holter monitors, event monitors, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors, cardiac nuclear stress testing, stress echocardiograms and cardiac computed tomography (CT) angiography. My expertise in the range of cardiac imaging modalities allows me to provide guidance to medical practitioners from different specialties in the appropriate use and application of each modality.

My research focus spans both translational and clinical applications. Using a porcine model of ischemic heart disease, our team investigates cardiac autonomic regulation and remodeling, employing in-vitro protein analysis and whole animal PET imaging to identify sympathetic denervation and subsequent neuronal sprouting. This area of study has important implications in our understanding of the myocardial substrate that promotes vulnerability to electrical instability and sudden cardiac death. I am also conducting several clinical trials, including a Phase III PCSK9 inhibitor study to evaluate the clinical benefits of Evolucomab in high-risk populations (FOURIER trial, Amgen). I am also involved in a clinical trial using the repositionable Lotus valve system for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (REPRISE study, Boston Scientific).

As a faculty member in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, I teach medical students, internal medicine residents and cardiology fellows. I facilitate small group discussions for second-year medical students as part of the cardiovascular physiology curriculum, and I serve as a clinic preceptor for third-year medical students in the outpatient cardiology clinic. I also conduct inpatient rounds with residents and fellows. In addition, I teach cardiology fellows in the performance and proper interpretation of cardiac imaging modalities such as echocardiograms and stress testing.


Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Patients Treated:

Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:



UBMD Internal Medicine at Hertel Elmwood
Hertel Elmwood Internal Medicine Center
900 Hertel
Buffalo, New York 14216
Phone: 71-871-1571
Accepting new patients

Insurance Accepted:
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

UBMD Internal Medicine: Amherst Site
UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst
1020 Youngs Road
Suite 110
Amherst, New York 14221
Phone: 716-961-9900
Fax: 716-961-9911

Insurance Accepted:
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology Diseases
  • Board Certification, Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Certification, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Certification
  • Certification, National Board of Echocardiography
  • Board Certification, Philippine Pharmacy Board Licensure

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • PhD, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • MD, University of the Philippines (1997)
  • BS, University of the Philippines (1992)

Awards and Honors:

  • White Coat Teaching Award (2015)
  • William M and Stanley A. Bukowski Award, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • American Heart Association 4th Annual Hypertension Award (2002)
  • Mark Diamond Fund Research Award (2002)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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