Dr. Joseph I. Fernandez, M.D.

Dr. Fernandez graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery at the American Sports Medicine Institute with Lawrence Lemak, M.D, James Andrew, M.D., and William Clancy, M.D. Dr. Fernandez is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.He has been in private practice for over 15 years and is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic for Baptist Hospital of Miami. Dr. Fernandez is a sports medicine specialist who specializes in sport related injuries and arthroscopic surgery. He lectures all over the world on topics related to sports injuries of the knees and shoulders. He has been a tournament physician for the Key Biscayne Lipton, NASDAQ, and Sony Erickson since 1995. He has been a master instructor in shoulder surgery for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and routinely treats world class professional, college and high school athletes.

Dr. Sam Ash, M.D.

Dr. Ash was born April 5, 1947 and graduated from the American University of Beirut, School of Medicine in 1971. Dr. Ash completed his residency program at Jackson Memorial Health/University of Miami with a rehabilitation fellowship in 1980.He was the Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Miami until 1988, and is currently working at Miami Sports Medicine as a non-operative clinical orthopedist.

Dr. Fernando Enrique Hernández, MD

Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine. Subsequently, he completed his residency in family and preventive medicine at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai affiliate, Bronx Lebanon Hospital. During his graduate year, he had the distinguished honor of serving as Chief Resident for the Department of Family Medicine. He continued his postdoctoral training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where he attained his fellowship in primary care sports medicine. He is currently an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Regenerative Medicine and the Performing Arts Medicine Association.
Dr. Hernandez is a primary care sports medicine specialist who focuses on the diagnosis and conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries. He provides a tailored approach to address the individual needs and goals of his patients. Additionally, his expertise in novel regenerative medicine techniques provides patients the opportunity to heal and experience pain relief without surgical intervention. Throughout his career, he has been privileged to provide care to athletes at the professional, Olympic, collegiate and high school levels. He has served as an official NCAA team physician for both Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University. Furthermore, he provided medical coverage for multiple national sporting events such as the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments and the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon at Buffalo Springs.
Dr. Hernandez is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Ralph Doerner, MS, PA-C

Ralph grew up in New Jersey and moved to Coral Springs, Florida in 1985. He finished Coral Springs High School as the class Valedictorian in 1989. After that, Ralph graduated with highest honors from the University of Florida in 1993 with a degree in Biochemistry. He attended the Physician Assistant Program at Baylor College of Medicine, where he graduated in 1998 and was granted the Lewis A. Leavitt Academic Excellence Award for the highest academic record in his class.He has been working as a physician assistant with Dr. Fernandez since 1999. He is a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. He has maintained certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). “I enjoy working as a physician assistant in Orthopedic Surgery because it gives me a great opportunity for both hands-on care, and for educating patients – by educating patients, you give them the knowledge they need to get better.”

Matthieu D. Myers, MMS, PA-C

Matt Myers was born and raised in South Florida. He attended Coral Gables High School, and was in the International Studies French program and graduated in 1997 with honors. He attended Louisiana State University where he was a student-athlete. He majored in Kinesiology and Biology and was a member of the LSU swimming team, where he competed at the national level and received accolades in the long distance events. He was awarded the Southeastern Conference scholar-athlete award from 1998-2001.Following his undergraduate degree, he returned to South Florida obtaining his Masters in Medical Science at Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant program in 2007. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and has maintained his Certification with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).