Carmella Fernandez, M.D., M.B.A.
Specialist in Hand, Elbow, Shoulder and Microsurgery
Areas of Specialty
Bone and soft tissue trauma of the upper extremity
Arthritis and aging – reconstruction and joint replacement
Nerve compression syndromes – carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel
Microvascular and Nerve repair/reconstruction
Arthroscopy – small joints hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL; BS Biology 2001
Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; Masters of Business Administration 2006
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden, NJ; Doctor of Medicine 2006
Harvard-Massachusetts General/Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Internship in Internal Medicine 2007
LSU, Shreveport, LA; Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery 2014
Yale University, New Haven, CT; Fellowship in Plastics Surgery Hand and Microsurgery 2015
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Fellowship Upper Extremity Surgery 2016
Candidate Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Dr. Fernandez is a dual fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Her clinical interests focus on developing personalized treatment plans to restore pain-free function to her patients through a variety of non-surgical and surgical solutions.
Dr. Fernandez was born and raised in New Jersey, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, where she competed as a collegiate gymnast. She subsequently earned a Master Degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University and her Doctor of Medicine from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2006. She then went on to complete a internship in Internal Medicine at Lankenau Hospital, followed by a residency in orthopedic surgery at Lousiana State University. Dr. Fernandez then completed a Fellowship in Plastics Hand and Microsurgery at Yale in 2015 and a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in 2016.
She has received the “Resident Research Award” from the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, the “Excellence in Teaching Award from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
Dr. Fernandez is the Former Team Captain of the University of Illinois Gymnastics Team and enjoys staying physically active.