955 Lane Avenue , STE 100
Chula Vista, CA 91914

7AM to 5PM, M-F

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Frank Hernandez, MD

(General Surgery)
Curriculum Vitae


786 Third Avenue, Suite B

Chula Vista, CA 91911

Business: 619-425-0797

Dr. Hernandez was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Mexico City and attended medical school at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City (UNAM). After spending two years in Israel, where he completed a rotating medical internship, he returned to his home in Chula Vista. His surgical training began at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri in 1975 and was completed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan in 1981.

Dr. Hernandez is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery. He has practiced in San Diego since 1981.

In 1994, Dr. Hernandez brought together four outstanding surgeons to form Coast Surgical Group, which has become the premiere surgical group in San Diego’s South Bay area.

In the realm of General Surgery, Dr. Hernandez’s special interests include laparoscopic surgery, the surgical treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), pancreatic surgery, and the surgical treatment of obesity.

Dr. Hernandez is married and has three children.


Place of Birth
Los Angeles California

1966-1974 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. M.D. Degree, November 29, 1974
1971-1972 Rotating internship, Tel-Hashomer Hospital Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1972-1973 Physician for Israel Health Department. Stationed in Aburdez and El-Harish, Sinai
1978-1974 Physician serving Social Service, General Hospital of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
1974-1975 Private Practice, Tijuana, Mexico.
1975-1976 Rotating Internship, Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
1976-1978 General Surgery residency, Deaconess Hospital, St Louis, Missouri,
1978-1981 General Surgery residency, Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Detroit Michigan.

California, 1980
Missouri, 1978 (non-active)

General Surgery

Professional Work History
1981-1984 General Surgeon, California Health Plan, and HMO, San Diego California
1984-1994 General Surgery, Private Practice San Diego, California
1994-present General Surgery, Coast Surgical Group, AMC National City, California

Hospital Affiliations
1982-present Paradise Valley Hospital, National City
1983-present Sharp Memorial Chula Vista, Chula Vista, California
1984-2001 Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, San Diego, California
1981-present Scripps Memorial Hospital Chula Vista, California

Hospital Appointments
1989-1990 Chief of Surgery, Paradise Valley Hospital
1991-1992 Secretary Treasurer, Paradise Valley Hospital
1993-1994 Chief of Staff -Elect, Paradise Valley Hospital
1993-1994 Chairman of Quality Assurance Committee, Paradise Valley Hospital
1994-1995 Chief of Staff, Paradise Valley Hospital

Professional Membership
American College of Surgeons
Local Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
San Diego Medical Society
California Medical Association