Carmella Fernandez, M.D., M.B.A.
Specialist in Hand, Elbow, Shoulder and Microsurgery

Carmella Fernandez M.D., M.B.A.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

Dupuytren’s contracture

Rheumatoid arthritis

Arthroscopy – small joints hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder

Tendon repair

Trigger finger


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.

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