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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Anesthesiology and Pain Management - Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Injury, Trauma, Accident, Interventional Pain, Anesthesia, Surgery, Back Fracture, Pain, Pain Medicine, Back Pain, Neck Pain, Opioids, Narcotics, Prescriptions, Drug Tests, Malpractice, Ethics, Safety, Recovery, Addiction, Procedures, Epidurals, Injections, MRIs, X-rays, Spine, Sedation, Outpatient


M.D. , University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine; B.S., University of Miami; HS, Dade Christian School

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EDUCATION 2017– 2018 Florida Medical Association Leadership Academy 10/2016– 05/2017 Physician Leadership Academy of South Florida Broward County Medical Association Representative Inaugural Class Current Chair and Executive Board Member 08/2008– 08/2009 U of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Chief Fellow in Interventional Pain Management • Research Award Recipient 06/2005–07/2008 Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Resident in Anesthesiology 06/2004–06/2005 Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Intern in Anesthesiology 08/2000–05/2004 University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, FL Doctor of Medicine with Research Distinction 08/1991 – 05/1995 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL Major: Microbiology and Immunology Minors: Biology, Chemistry, Art Bachelor of Science with General Honors, Cum Laude Departmental Honors in Microbiology and Immunology 08/1987–06/1991 Dade Christian High School Miami, FL Graduation with Highest Honors, Salutatorian PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Board Certified in Pain Medicine Broward County Medical Association (Past President and Board of Trustees), American Society of Anesthesiology, Florida Society of Anesthesiology/Florida Women In Anesthesia (Legislative Committee), American Medical Association (FMA Delegate), Florida Medical Association (BCMA Delegate, Council on Legislation, Subspecialty Committee Member, Committee on Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, FMA PAC Board), American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management, Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP Board Member, FMA Delegate), Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine Phi Delta Epsilon Premed Honor Society Physician Mentor, Voluntary Faculty, MS-4 Capstone Lecturer, Broward Opioid Project Steering Committee, Pain and Addiction Lecturer for NSU MD Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine MS-2 Curriculum WORK EXPERIENCE 01/2012-present Vania E. Fernandez, MD, LLC Miami, FL Anesthesiology Consultant (Adult/Pediatric) • Expert Witness • Key Opinion Leader • Anesthesiologist • Medical Director 12/2012-present Broward Spine Institute Hollywood, FL Interventional Pain Management Physician 12/2012- present Orthopedic and Spine Injuries Hollywood, FL Interventional Pain Management Physician 2012 – Present Florida International University Miami, FL Wertheim College of Medicine Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology 2010 – 09/2012 Miami Veterans Administration Hospital Miami, FL Interventional Pain Management Physician • Assistant Director, Pain Management Fellowship Program 2008 – 09/2102 U of Miami Miller School of Medicine Miami, FL Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management • Clinical Director, University of Miami Hospital Chronic Pain Service • Clinical Anesthesiologist, UM Hospital Operating Rooms • Site Coordinator, UM Medical Student Rotation in Anesthesiology • Jackson Memorial Hospital, Sylvester Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami Veteran’s Administration Medical Center Dept of Anesthesiology, Chairman: D. Lubarsky, M.D. 2008 – 2009 UM School of Med/Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Interventional Pain Management Chief Fellow • Dept of Anesthesiology, Div. Pain Management Director: S. Abdi, M.D. 2004 – 2008 UM School of Med/Jackson Memorial Hospital Miami, FL Anesthesiology Resident • Dept of Anesthesiology, Program Director: Keith Candiotti, M.D. 1995 - 2000 UM School of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Division of Pulmonary Medicine Research Associate • Dept of Medicine, Pulmonary Division • Dept of Microbiology and Immunology