Cardiologist

Dr. Hernandez has been with Advanced Cardiovascular Specialists since 2007.

Jorge A. Hernandez, MD

Dr. Jorge Hernandez came to ACS in 2007. He moved to Southeast Texas from Fort Smith, Arkansas where he practiced at the Sparks Regional Medical Center for 6 years. While at Sparks he served as Chief of Cardiology Section as well as the Director of the Cardiac Catherization Lab.

Jorge and his wife, Karen Dailey, are the proud parents of two children. They made the decision to move to this area to be closer to family. Dr Hernandez’s hobbies include reading philosophy and modern Latin-American literature, traveling, playing soccer, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Education
  • Carlos Gomez Institute, 1983-1985
  • School of Medicine of the University of San Luis Potosi, 1985-1991
Postgraduate Training
  • Mexico Department of Health Service, 1991-1992
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center: New York Medical College, 1994-1997
  • Interventional Cardiology (Coronary and Peripheral), Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, University of Arizona, 2000-2001
Honors
  • Active Teacher in Family Medicine by The American Academy of Family PhysiciansAchievement Award – by the Department of Internal Medicine Metropolitan Hospital & New York Medical College
  • American Heart Association member of the Clinical Cardiology Council Committee
  • American Association for Advancement of Science 1994
  • Guidant/ACS Travel Award
  • Fellows Interventional Cardiology meeting, San Jose, CA 1999
  • The Lindner Research Center & Ohio Heart Health Center Travel Scholarship to the First Annual Primer on Peripheral Arterial Disease & Interventional Course for Advanced Angioplasty
  • Boston Scientific/Scimed Travel Award Rotablator Certification Course, San Jose CA, 2000
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. Travel Award Mayo Clinic Board Review
  • Medtronic AVE Travel Award Advanced Pacemaker course
  • First Carotid Artery Stenting Procedure in Arkansas, 2001
  • First Intra-Coronary Beta-Radiation Procedure Performed in Northwest Arkansas/Eastern Oklahoma, 2002
  • First Intra-Vascular Ultrasound Performed in Western Arkansas, 2001
  • First Fractional Flow Reserve Procedure Performed in Northwest, 200I
  • First case performed with Distal Protection Device Percu-Surge in Coronary and Carotid Interventions in Northwest Arkansas/Eastern Oklahoma
  • First Atherectomy Angioplasty utilizing Fiexi-Cut device in Northwest Arkansas/Eastern Oklahoma, 2002
  • First procedure performed with Front-Runner Lumend Device for Total Occlusions in Northwest Arkansas/Oklahoma, 2003
  • First procedure performed with Silver-Haw Atherectomy device for Peripheral Vascular Interventions in Northwest Arkansas/Eastern Oklahoma, 2004
Board Certifications
  • Board Certified in Cardiology, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certified by Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • TOEFL Certification (Test of Language as a Foreign Language)
Affiliations
  • Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • American Heart Association