Alicia Fernandez, MD


Alicia Fernandez, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at UCSF, a general internist at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Associate Dean of Population Health and Health Equity for UCSF SOM. She is the founding Director of the UCSF Latinx Center of Excellence, a HRSA and UCSF funded initiative to increase academic diversity. Dr. Fernandez directs the Latinx and Immigrant Health Research Program at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations. which generates actionable research to increase health equity and reduce healthcare disparities.

Dr. Fernandez' research expertise includes language and literacy barriers in healthcare, health
care equity in chronic disease, particularly diabetes, and racism in medicine. Dr. Fernandez has served on the National Academy of Science Roundtable on Health Literacy since 2014. Dr. Fernandez is on the Board of Governors and Chair of the Science Oversight Committee at the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Since 2020, she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

At UCSF, Dr. Fernandez is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. Along with colleagues at UCSF, she edits the textbook, Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients (Lange,2nd edition)
2017 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Fellowship, 1998 - Health Services Research, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 1997 - Internal Medicine Primary Care, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 06/93 - Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
BA, 06/84 - Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale College
Honors and Awards
  • COVID Heroes Award, California Senate District 11, 2021
  • Distinguished Citizen Award, Commonwealth Club, 2021
  • Thomas N. Burbridge Award for Public Service, University of California, San Francisco, 2021
  • Annual John Benson Professionalism Article Prize, ABIM Foundation, 2020
  • Distinguished Professor of Health Equity, Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, 2020
  • Roundtable on Health Literacy, Institute of Medicine, 2014-now
  • Board of Governors, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), 2014-now
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians, 2012
  • Arnold P. Gold Professorship Award for Humanism in Medicine, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2009-2012
  • Outstanding Research Paper-of-the-Year Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 2005
  • Richard J. Haber, MD Excellence in Outpatient Teaching Award, University of California, San Francisco Department of Medicine, 2004
  • Latino Health Policy Leadership Fellow, National Hispanic Medical Association, 2003
  • Early Career Research Award, Hellman/UCSF, 2001
  • Significant Improvement in Medicine for Immigrant Populations and Urban Poor, Mayoral Achievement Award, City of San Francisco, 2000
  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Housestaff and Medical Student Teaching, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, 2000
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1993
  1. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS; Alicia Fernandez, MD. JAMA Health Forum 2022. PMID:

  2. All in the Family: A Qualitative Study of the Early Experiences of Adults with Younger-Onset Type 2 Diabetes. All in the Family: A Qualitative Study of the Early Experiences of Adults with Younger-Onset Type 2 Diabetes 2022. PMID:

  3. Galaviz KI, Colasanti JA, Kalokhe AS, Ali MK, Ofotokun I, Fernandez A. Factors associated with adherence to guideline-recommended cardiovascular disease prevention among HIV clinicians. 2021. PMID: 34529051

  4. Eliaz A, Blair AH, Chen YH, Fernandez A, Ernst A, Mirjahangir J, Celentano J, Sachdev D, Enanoria W, Reid MJA. Evaluating the Impact of Language Concordance on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Contact Tracing Outcomes Among Spanish-Speaking Adults in San Francisco Between June and November 2020. 2021. PMID: 34993261

  5. Schwartz HEM, Matthay ZA, Menza R, Fernández A, Mackersie R, Stein DM, Bongiovanni T. Inequity in Discharge Pain Management for Trauma Patients with Limited English Proficiency. 2021. PMID: 34039923

  6. Bullock JL, O'Brien MT, Minhas PK, Fernandez A, Lupton KL, Hauer KE. No One Size Fits All: A Qualitative Study of Clerkship Medical Students' Perceptions of Ideal Supervisor Responses to Microaggressions. 2021. PMID: 34348373

  7. Beck AL, Huang JC, Lendzion L, Fernandez A, Martinez S. Weight Gain during the COVID-19 Pandemic in a High-Risk Cohort of Children in San Francisco, CA. 2021. PMID: 34619035

  8. Rodriguez LA, Kanaya AM, Shiboski SC, Fernandez A, Herrington D, Ding J, Bradshaw PT. Does NAFLD mediate the relationship between obesity and type 2 diabetes risk? evidence from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis (MESA). 2021. PMID: 34293421

  9. Salgado MV, Penko J, Fernandez A, Mejia R. Modelling the impact of plain packaging of tobacco products on cardiovascular disease in Argentina. 2021. PMID: 34261789

  10. Hemmat S, Khoong EC, Olazo K, Sharma AE, Mangurian C, Fernandez A, Sarkar U. Using incident reporting to understand and characterize sexual harassment of physicians by patients. 2021. PMID: 34254222

  11. Riley AR, Chen YH, Matthay EC, Glymour MM, Torres JM, Fernandez A, Bibbins-Domingo K. Excess mortality among Latino people in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021. PMID: 34307826

  12. Rambachan A, Abe-Jones Y, Fernandez A, Shahram Y. Racial Disparities in 7-Day Readmissions from an Adult Hospital Medicine Service. 2021. PMID: 34181237

  13. Esaryk EE, Wesson P, Fields J, Rios-Fetchko F, Lindan C, Bern C, Fernández A. Variation in SARS-CoV-2 Infection Risk and Socioeconomic Disadvantage Among a Mayan-Latinx Population in Oakland, California. 2021. PMID: 34019089

  14. Chen YH, Glymour MM, Catalano R, Fernandez A, Nguyen T, Kushel M, Bibbins-Domingo K. Excess Mortality in California During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic, March to August 2020. 2021. PMID: 33346804

  15. Chang A, Schwartz BS, Harleman E, Johnson M, Walter LC, Fernandez A. Guiding Academic Clinician Educators at Research-Intensive Institutions: a Framework for Chairs, Chiefs, and Mentors. 2021. PMID: 33846943

  16. Johnson MO, Fuchs JD, Sterling L, Sauceda JA, Saag MS, Fernandez A, Evans CH, Gandhi M. A mentor training workshop focused on fostering diversity engenders lasting impact on mentoring techniques: Results of a long-term evaluation. 2021. PMID: 34221458

  17. Tarn DM, Pletcher MJ, Tosqui R, Fernandez A, Tseng CH, Moriconi R, Bell DS, Barrientos M, Turner JA, Schwartz JB. Primary nonadherence to statin medications: Survey of patient perspectives. 2021. PMID: 33842201

  18. Cervantes L, Martin M, Frank MG, Farfan JF, Kearns M, Rubio LA, Tong A, Matus Gonzalez A, Camacho C, Collings A, Mundo W, Powe NR, Fernandez A. Experiences of Latinx Individuals Hospitalized for COVID-19: A Qualitative Study. 2021. PMID: 33704475

  19. Rodriguez LA, Shiboski SC, Bradshaw PT, Fernandez A, Herrington D, Ding J, Bradley RD, Kanaya AM. Predicting Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease for Adults Using Practical Clinical Measures: Evidence from the Multi-ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. 2021. PMID: 33501527

  20. Riley AR, Chen YH, Matthay EC, Glymour MM, Torres JM, Fernandez A, Bibbins-Domingo K. Excess death among Latino people in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021. PMID: 33532794

  21. Tarn DM, Barrientos M, Pletcher MJ, Cox K, Turner J, Fernandez A, Schwartz JB. Perceptions of Patients with Primary Nonadherence to Statin Medications. 2021. PMID: 33452090

  22. Lucey CR, Hauer KE, Boatright D, Fernandez A. Medical Education's Wicked Problem: Achieving Equity in Assessment for Medical Learners. 2020. PMID: 32889943

  23. Beck AL, Martinez S, Patel AI, Fernandez A. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among California children - CORRIGENDUM. 2020. PMID: 33198836

  24. de Bourmont SS, Burra A, Nouri SS, El-Farra N, Mohottige D, Sloan C, Schaeffer S, Friedman J, Fernandez A. Resident Physician Experiences With and Responses to Biased Patients. 2020. PMID: 33226429

  25. Cardel MI, Pavela G, Janicke D, Huo T, Miller D, Lee AM, Gurka MJ, Dhurandhar E, Peters JC, Caldwell AE, Krause E, Fernandez A, Allison DB. Experimentally Manipulated Low Social Status and Food Insecurity Alter Eating Behavior Among Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 2020. PMID: 33150744

  26. Vasquez T, Fernandez A, Haya-Fisher J, Kim S, Beck AL. A Qualitative Exploration of Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Among Low-Income Latino Adolescents. 2020. PMID: 32911975

  27. Salgado MV, Penko J, Fernandez A, Konfino J, Coxson PG, Bibbins-Domingo K, Mejia R. Projected impact of a reduction in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption on diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Argentina: A modeling study. 2020. PMID: 32722677

  28. Paul-Emile K, Critchfield JM, Wheeler M, de Bourmont S, Fernandez A. Addressing Patient Bias Toward Health Care Workers: Recommendations for Medical Centers. 2020. PMID: 32658573

  29. Beck AL, Martinez S, Patel AI, Fernandez A. Trends in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among California children. 2020. PMID: 32597746

  30. Luis A Rodriguez, Stephen Shiboski, Patrick Bradshaw, Alicia Fernandez, David M Herrington, Jingzhong Ding, Ryan D Bradley, Alka M Kanaya. Abstract P282: A Simple Clinical Scoring System Using Readily Available Clinical Measures for Prediction of Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Evidence From the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). 2020. PMID:

  31. Glaser J, Nouri S, Fernandez A, Sudore RL, Schillinger D, Klein-Fedyshin M, Schenker Y. Interventions to Improve Patient Comprehension in Informed Consent for Medical and Surgical Procedures: An Updated Systematic Review. 2020. PMID: 31948345

  32. Wheeler M, de Bourmont S, Paul-Emile K, Pfeffinger A, McMullen A, Critchfield JM, Fernandez A. Physician and Trainee Experiences With Patient Bias. 2019. PMID: 31657839

  33. Khoong EC, Fernandez A. Language, culture and preventable readmissions: pragmatic, intervention studies needed. Volume 28 of Issue 11. 2019. PMID: 31401549

  34. Fernandez A, Chen V, Quan J, Martinez A, Flowers L, Aronson L. Evaluation of a Medical Student Research and Career Development Program to Increase Diversity in Academic Medicine. 2019. PMID: 30998582

  35. Glaser J, Pfeffinger A, Quan J, Fernandez A. Medical Students' Perceptions of and Responses to Health Care Disparities During Clinical Clerkships. 2019. PMID: 30640262

  36. Schulson LB, Paasche-Orlow MK, Xuan Z, Fernandez A. Changes in Perceptions of Discrimination in Health Care in California, 2003 to 2017. 2019. PMID: 31268540

  37. Khoong EC, Fernandez A. Unsound Evaluations of Medical Machine Translation Risk Patient Health and Confidentiality-Reply. Volume 179 of Issue 7. 2019. PMID: 31260024

  38. Rodriquez EJ, Fernández A, Livaudais-Toman JC, Pérez-Stable EJ. How Does Acculturation Influence Smoking Behavior Among Latinos? The Role of Education and National Background. 2019. PMID: 31057307

  39. Beck AL, Iturralde EM, Haya-Fisher J, Kim S, Keeton V, Fernandez A. Barriers and facilitators to healthy eating among low-income Latino adolescents. Volume 138. 2019. PMID: 30954634

  40. Ignatius Bau, Robert A. Logan, Christopher Dezii, Bernard Rosof, Alicia Fernandez, Michael K. Paasche-Orlow, Winston W. Wong. Patient-Centered, Integrated Health Care Quality Measures Could Improve Health Literacy, Language Access, and Cultural Competence. 2019. PMID:

  41. Marpadga S, Fernandez A, Leung J, Tang A, Seligman H, Murphy EJ. Challenges and Successes with Food Resource Referrals for Food-Insecure Patients with Diabetes. 2019. PMID: 30939269

  42. Erik J. Rodriquez, Alicia Fernández, Jennifer C. Livaudais-Toman, Eliseo J. Perez-Stable. How Does Acculturation Influence Smoking Behavior Among Latinos? The Role of Education and National Background 2019. PMID:

  43. Salgado MV, Coxson P, Konfino J, Penko J, Irazola VE, Gutiérrez L, Fernández A, Mejía R. Update of the cardiovascular disease policy model to predict cardiovascular events in Argentina. 2019. PMID: 31829945

  44. Bergallo P, Castagnari V, Fernández A, Mejía R. Regulatory initiatives to reduce sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in Latin America. 2018. PMID: 30339667

  45. Fernandez A, Warton EM, Schillinger D, Moffet HH, Kruger J, Adler N, Karter AJ. Language barriers and LDL-C/SBP control among Latinos with diabetes. 2018. PMID: 30222919

  46. Paasche-Orlow MK, Schillinger D, Weiss BD, Bickmore T, Cabral H, Chang P, Bailey SC, Dewalt DA, Fernandez A, Fransen M, Leung A, McCaffery K, Meade CD, McCormack LA, Protheroe J, Parker R, Rothman R, Rubin D, Rudd R, Sørensen K, Von Wagner C, Wolf MS, Yin HS, Ownby RL. Health Literacy and Power. 2018. PMID: 31294288

  47. Garcia ME, Ochoa-Frongia L, Moise N, Aguilera A, Fernandez A. Collaborative Care for Depression among Patients with Limited English Proficiency: a Systematic Review. 2017. PMID: 29256085

  48. Fernandez A, Rodriguez RA. Consequences of Recent Anti-Immigration Policy-Reply. 2017. PMID: 28973280

  49. Beck AL, Fernandez A, Rojina J, Cabana M. Randomized Controlled Trial of a Clinic-Based Intervention to Promote Healthy Beverage Consumption Among Latino Children. Volume 56 of Issue 9. 2017. PMID: 28553726

  50. Mao AY, Willard-Grace R, Dubbin L, Aronson L, Fernandez A, Burke NJ, Finch J, Davis E. Perspectives of low-income chronically ill patients on complex care management. 2017. PMID: 28447834

  51. Fernández A, Rodriguez RA. Undocumented Immigrants and Access to Health Care. 2017. PMID: 28166329

  52. Fernández A, Quan J, Moffet H, Parker MM, Schillinger D, Karter AJ. Adherence to Newly Prescribed Diabetes Medications Among Insured Latino and White Patients With Diabetes. 2017. PMID: 28114642

  53. Parker MM, Fernández A, Moffet HH, Grant RW, Torreblanca A, Karter AJ. Association of Patient-Physician Language Concordance and Glycemic Control for Limited-English Proficiency Latinos With Type 2 Diabetes. 2017. PMID: 28114680

  54. Konfino J, Fernandez A, Penko J, Mason A, Martinez E, Coxson P, Heller D, Moran A, Bibbins-Domingo K, Pérez-Stable EJ, Mejía R. Comparing Strategies for Lipid Lowering in Argentina: An Analysis from the CVD Policy Model-Argentina. 2016. PMID: 27853916

  55. Sánchez-Romero LM, Penko J, Coxson PG, Fernández A, Mason A, Moran AE, Ávila-Burgos L, Odden M, Barquera S, Bibbins-Domingo K. Projected Impact of Mexico's Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Policy on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: A Modeling Study. 2016. PMID: 27802278

  56. Chaufan C, Karter AJ, Moffet HH, Quan J, Parker MM, Kruger J, Schillinger D, Fernandez A. Identifying Spanish Language Competent Physicians: The Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). 2016. PMID: 27773981

  57. Young CA, Stookey J, Patel AI, Chan C, Evans J, Cohn K, Agana L, Yen IH, Fernandez A, Cabana MD. San Francisco childcare centers' preparedness in the prevention and management of asthma among preschool-aged children. 2016. PMID: 27164036

  58. Ngai KM, Grudzen CR, Lee R, Tong VY, Richardson LD, Fernandez A. The Association Between Limited English Proficiency and Unplanned Emergency Department Revisit Within 72 Hours. 2016. PMID: 27033142

  59. Paul-Emile K, Smith AK, Lo B, Fernández A. Dealing with Racist Patients. 2016. PMID: 26933847

  60. Chaufan C, Fielding H, Chesla C, Fernandez A.. Research in the Sociology of Health Care 2015. PMID:

  61. Young CA, Chan C, Stookey J, Patel AI, Evans J, Cohn K, Agana L, Yen IH, Fernandez A, Cabana MD. Development of a Tool to Evaluate Asthma Preparedness and Management in Child-Care Centers. 2015. PMID: 26155370

  62. Seligman R, Mendenhall E, Valdovinos MD, Fernandez A, Jacobs EA. Self-care and Subjectivity among Mexican Diabetes Patients in the United States. 2014. PMID: 24942832

  63. Gandhi M, Fernandez A, Stoff DM, Narahari S, Blank M, Fuchs J, Evans CH, Kahn JS, Johnson MO. Development and implementation of a workshop to enhance the effectiveness of mentors working with diverse mentees in HIV research. 2014. PMID: 24735004

  64. Naranjo DM, Jacobs EA, Fisher L, Hessler D, Fernandez A. Age and glycemic control among low-income Latinos. 2013. PMID: 22843322

  65. Hudson DL, Karter AJ, Fernandez A, Parker M, Adams AS, Schillinger D, Moffet HH, Zhou J, Adler NE. Differences in the clinical recognition of depression in diabetes patients: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). 2013. PMID: 23781889

  66. Stern RJ, Fernandez A, Jacobs EA, Neilands TB, Weech-Maldonado R, Quan J, Carle A, Seligman HK. Advances in measuring culturally competent care: a confirmatory factor analysis of CAHPS-CC in a safety-net population. 2012. PMID: 22895231

  67. Slean GR, Jacobs EA, Lahiff M, Fisher L, Fernandez A. Aspects of culturally competent care are associated with less emotional burden among patients with diabetes. 2012. PMID: 22895234

  68. Fernandez A, Seligman H, Quan J, Stern RJ, Jacobs EA. Associations between aspects of culturally competent care and clinical outcomes among patients with diabetes. 2012. PMID: 22895235

  69. Seligman HK, Fernandez A, Stern RJ, Weech-Maldonado R, Quan J, Jacobs EA. Risk factors for reporting poor cultural competency among patients with diabetes in safety net clinics. 2012. PMID: 22895232

  70. Mendenhall E, Fernandez A, Adler N, Jacobs EA. Susto, coraje, and abuse: depression and beliefs about diabetes. 2012. PMID: 22539060

  71. Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Kerr K, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. Interpretation for discussions about end-of-life issues: results from a National Survey of Health Care Interpreters. 2012. PMID: 22788909

  72. Lynch EB, Fernandez A, Lighthouse N, Mendenhall E, Jacobs E. Concepts of diabetes self-management in Mexican American and African American low-income patients with diabetes. 2012. PMID: 22641792

  73. Reuland DS, Slatt LM, Alemán MA, Fernandez A, Dewalt D. Effect of Spanish language immersion rotations on medical student Spanish fluency. 2012. PMID: 22328477

  74. Seligman HK, Jacobs EA, López A, Tschann J, Fernandez A. Food insecurity and glycemic control among low-income patients with type 2 diabetes. 2011. PMID: 22210570

  75. Schenker Y, Smith AK, Arnold RM, Fernandez A. "Her husband doesn't speak much English": conducting a family meeting with an interpreter. 2011. PMID: 22107068

  76. Vijayaraghavan M, Jacobs EA, Seligman H, Fernandez A. The association between housing instability, food insecurity, and diabetes self-efficacy in low-income adults. 2011. PMID: 22080709

  77. Seligman HK, Jacobs EA, Lopez A, Sarkar U, Tschann J, Fernandez A. Food insecurity and hypoglycemia among safety net patients with diabetes. Volume 171 of Issue 13. 2011. PMID: 21747017

  78. Moffet HH, Parker MM, Sarkar U, Schillinger D, Fernandez A, Adler NE, Adams AS, Karter AJ. Adherence to laboratory test requests by patients with diabetes: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). Volume 17 of Issue 5. 2011. PMID: 21718081

  79. Rosenthal A, Wang F, Schillinger D, Pérez Stable EJ, Fernandez A. Accuracy of physician self-report of Spanish language proficiency. 2011. PMID: 20151191

  80. Wang S, Quan J, Kanaya AM, Fernandez A. Asian Americans and obesity in California: a protective effect of biculturalism. 2011. PMID: 21153765

  81. Fernandez A, Ettinger KM, Lo B. Case 34-2010: A woman with an incorrect operation. 2011. PMID: 21366488

  82. Hauer KE, Fernandez A, Teherani A, Boscardin CK, Saba GW. Assessment of medical students' shared decision-making in standardized patient encounters. 2010. PMID: 21108048

  83. Fernandez A, Schillinger D, Warton EM, Adler N, Moffet HH, Schenker Y, Salgado MV, Ahmed A, Karter AJ. Language barriers, physician-patient language concordance, and glycemic control among insured Latinos with diabetes: the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). 2010. PMID: 20878497

  84. Hauer KE, Boscardin C, Gesundheit N, Nevins A, Srinivasan M, Fernandez A. Impact of student ethnicity and patient-centredness on communication skills performance. 2010. PMID: 20636584

  85. Prakash S, Rodriguez RA, Austin PC, Saskin R, Fernandez A, Moist LM, O'Hare AM. Racial composition of residential areas associates with access to pre-ESRD nephrology care. 2010. PMID: 20558541

  86. Mendenhall E, Seligman RA, Fernandez A, Jacobs EA. Speaking through diabetes: Rethinking the significance of lay discourses on diabetes. 2010. PMID: 20550094

  87. Ross PT, Wiley Cené C, Bussey-Jones J, Brown AF, Blackman D, Fernández A, Fernández L, Glick SB, Horowitz CR, Jacobs EA, Peek ME, Wilkerson L, Lypson ML. A strategy for improving health disparities education in medicine. 2010. PMID: 20352512

  88. Glick SB, Fernandez L, Irby DM, Harleman E, Fernandez A. Teaching about health care disparities in the clinical setting. 2010. PMID: 20352501

  89. Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Sudore R, Schillinger D. Interventions to improve patient comprehension in informed consent for medical and surgical procedures: a systematic review. Volume 31 of Issue 1. 2010. PMID: 20357225

  90. Schenker Y, Karter AJ, Schillinger D, Warton EM, Adler NE, Moffet HH, Ahmed AT, Fernandez A. The impact of limited English proficiency and physician language concordance on reports of clinical interactions among patients with diabetes: the DISTANCE study. 2010. PMID: 20223615

  91. Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Lo B. Placebo prescriptions are missed opportunities for doctor-patient communication. 2009. PMID: 20013500

  92. Reuland DS, Frasier PY, Olson MD, Slatt LM, Aleman MA, Fernandez A. Accuracy of self-assessed Spanish fluency in medical students. 2009. PMID: 20183357

  93. Meyers K, Tang G, Fernandez A. Responding to the Language Challenge: Kaiser Permanente's Approach. 2009. PMID: 20740094

  94. Diamond LC, Schenker Y, Curry L, Bradley EH, Fernandez A. Getting by: underuse of interpreters by resident physicians. 2008. PMID: 19089503

  95. Schenker Y, Lo B, Ettinger KM, Fernandez A. Navigating language barriers under difficult circumstances. 2008. PMID: 18711157

  96. Grubbs V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Fernandez A, Chattopadhyay A, Bindman AB. Acute myocardial infarction length of stay and hospital mortality are not associated with language preference. Volume 23 of Issue 2. 2007. PMID: 18043984

  97. Smith WR, Betancourt JR, Wynia MK, Bussey-Jones J, Stone VE, Phillips CO, Fernandez A, Jacobs E, Bowles J. Recommendations for teaching about racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. 2007. PMID: 17975188

  98. Saha S, Fernandez A. Language barriers in health care. 2007. PMID: 17924172

  99. Bibbins-Domingo K, Fernandez A. BiDil for heart failure in black patients. 2007. PMID: 17679712

  100. Grubbs V, Chen AH, Bindman AB, Vittinghoff E, Fernandez A. Effect of awareness of language law on language access in the health care setting. Volume 21 of Issue 7. 2006. PMID: 16808766

  101. Saba GW, Wong ST, Schillinger D, Fernandez A, Somkin CP, Wilson CC, Grumbach K. Shared decision making and the experience of partnership in primary care. 2006. PMID: 16449397

  102. Wilson E, Chen AH, Grumbach K, Wang F, Fernandez A. Effects of limited English proficiency and physician language on health care comprehension. 2005. PMID: 16117746

  103. Pletcher MJ, Fernandez A, May TA, Westphal JR, Gamez CA, Hersh DF, Gonzales R. Unintended consequences of a quality improvement program designed to improve treatment of alcohol withdrawal in hospitalized patients. 2005. PMID: 15828598

  104. Fernandez A, Goldstein L. Primary care physicians who treat blacks and whites. 2004. PMID: 15543658

  105. Fernandez A, Schillinger D, Grumbach K, Rosenthal A, Stewart AL, Wang F, Pérez-Stable EJ. Physician language ability and cultural competence. An exploratory study of communication with Spanish-speaking patients. 2004. PMID: 15009796

  106. Pontecorvo C, Mejía R, Aleman M, Vidal A, Majdalani MP, Fayanás R, Fernández A, Pérez Stable EJ. [Detection of domestic violence against women. Survey in a primary health care clinic]. 2004. PMID: 15637825

  107. Pignone M, Phillips CJ, Elasy TA, Fernandez A. Physicians' ability to predict the risk of coronary heart disease. 2003. PMID: 12857356

  108. Majdalani M, Mejia R, Fayanas R, Fernandez A, Perez-Stable EJ. Educacion Medica 2003. PMID:

  109. Fernandez A, Grumbach K, Vranizan K, Osmond DH, Bindman AB. Primary care physicians' experience with disease management programs. 2001. PMID: 11318911

  110. Fernandez A, Grumbach K, Goitein L, Vranizan K, Osmond DH, Bindman AB. Friend or foe? How primary care physicians perceive hospitalists. 2000. PMID: 11041896

  111. Schillinger D, Wheeler M, Fernandez A. The populations and quality improvement seminar for medical residents. 2000. PMID: 10824850

  112. Mejia R, Aleman M, Férnandez A, Pérez Stable EJ. [Awareness and detection of domestic violence by clinical physicians]. 2000. PMID: 11188898

  113. Fernandez A and Goldschlager N. Heart Failure 1997. PMID: