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Seaside welcomes new surgeon

Naples, Fla. (November 13, 2017) – Carmella Fernandez, MD, MBA, has joined Seaside Surgery Center as an orthopaedic upper extremity surgeon. She comes to Seaside from an educational track at several prestigious institutions, earning honors and accolades along the way.

Fernandez received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Illinois, competing on the women’s gymnastics team, serving as its captain in her junior year. Graduating from Illinois, where she was repeatedly named to the Dean’s List, Fernandez enter the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. While at Rutgers, she also earned her MBA.

Dr. Fernandez completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard-Massachusetts General/Lankenau Hospital and a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. A fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Yale University followed. She recently completed a fellowship in Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

Having established her private practice at 1012 Goodlette Frank Road N, in Suite 101, Dr. Fernandez looks forward to continuing her legacy of community volunteerism, actively participating in orthopaedic research projects, and adding to her compendium of publications.

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