Angel W. Hernandez, MD

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Angel W. Hernandez, MD currently serves as the Chief of the Division of Neurosciences at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids Michigan, he’s also Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

Before joining Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Dr. Hernandez previously led the Division of Neurology, he was Medical Director of the Magnetoencephalography Center and Director of The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center Cook Children’s Health Care System Fort Worth, Texas.

He received his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Dr. Hernandez completed his pediatric residency from Michigan State University. He continued on for his fellowships in Child Neurology, and then fellowship in Pediatric Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hernandez is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (ABPN) with special qualifications in child neurology, ABPN with special qualifications in clinical neurophysiology and ABPN with special qualifications in epilepsy.

Dr. Hernandez is a member of numerous committees and professional societies, including member of the National Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board where he is now chair, and chair of the nominating committee. He also serves in the executive, and advocacy committees. He is also former Board Member of the National Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors, and member and former Chair of the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas Dallas/Fort Worth Professional Advisory Board. He is the current Chair of the Digital Advisory Committee and former Chair of Resource and Information Committee of the American Epilepsy Society. He is a former member of the Finance Committee of the Child Neurology Society. Dr. Hernandez currently serves as reviewer for the journal Epilepsia, the journal of Pediatric Neurology and reviewer of the journal American Family Physician.

Dr. Hernandez was elected by the International League Against Epilepsy as visiting professor of epileptology to Central and South America and has been able to do work to educate neurologists, neurosurgeons and child neurologists in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy, and improve the quality of life of children and adults suffering from epilepsy in many Latin American countries. Dr. Hernandez clinical and research interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medically intractable epilepsy and magnetoencephalography. His research and publications have focused on improving the diagnosis and management of children with intractable epilepsy. He has been honored as one of the Top Doctors in the US.