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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

John G. Fernandez, MD, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

CTCA Philadelphia

"I am committed to my patients and always strive to achieve the best outcome in a caring manner."

- John G. Fernandez, MD, FACS

Medical degree

  • Doctor of Medicine - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Internship / Residency

  • Resident, General Surgery - St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • Resident, Plastic Surgery - University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN

Additional degree(s)

  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Certification(s)

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Fellowship(s)

  • Research Fellowship, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship, Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Practicing since: 2012

“Being here is an opportunity to provide complex cancer reconstruction at a state-of-the-art facility,” says Dr. John G. Fernandez, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA).

Dr. Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Virginia in 1997 and then completed a Doctor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in 2003. He was a Resident in General Surgery at St. Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospital Center from 2003 to 2009. He completed a research fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 2006 to 2007.

Dr. Fernandez also completed a two-year residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 2011, followed by a fellowship in Microvascular & Reconstructive Surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 2011 to 2012. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

In addition to his extensive training in advanced reconstructive surgery techniques, Dr. Fernandez served as a Medical Staff Instructor at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 2011 to 2012, and served on the medical staff at large medical centers in Reading, PA from 2012 to 2014. He joined CTCA® in October 2014.

Dr. Fernandez is licensed to practice medicine in the States of Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and New Jersey. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

A dedicated researcher, Dr. Fernandez has published studies and abstracts on plastic and reconstructive surgery in several medical journals, including The FASEB Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Journal of the American College of Surgeons. He has also presented work at national medical conferences. 

At CTCA, Dr. Fernandez is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, specializing in microsurgery.  Dr Fernandez is trained in multiple aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, but his focus is on performing complex reconstruction of the head and neck, managing lymphedema and performing breast reconstruction procedures, including deep inferior epigastric perforator flap. Dr. Fernandez specializes in two microsurgical options to treat lymphedema: vascularized lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenular anastomosis (bypass surgery.) He works with cancer patients to help restore function and appearance following surgery.

“Recent microsurgical advances allow for improved and safer reconstruction than was previously available,” says Dr. Fernandez. “I am excited to bring these expanded options to CTCA.”

When he is not at CTCA, Dr. Fernandez enjoys spending time with his family, and pursuing many interests, including photography, art and ice hockey.

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