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Anthony Fernandez, MD, PhD

216.444.5725

Anthony Fernandez, MD, PhD
Department: Dermatology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A61
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5725
WorkFax:216.636.0711
Anthony Fernandez, MD, PhD
Department: Anatomic Pathology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5725
WorkFax:216.636.0711
Surgeon:
No
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Fernandez completed his dermatology residency at the University of Miami, Florida and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.  He currently practices both medical dermatology and dermatopathology and serves as Director of medical and inpatient dermatology.  Clinically, he specializes in treatment of systemic autoimmune and inflammatory diseases with prominent cutaneous involvement.  His research interests mirror his clinical interests, with ongoing projects involving psoriasis, dermatomyositis, lupus erythematosus, and pemphigus vulgaris.  He is also active in a variety of national professional organizations and was recently chair of the finance committee for the American Society of Dermatopathology.

Professional Highlights

Galimberti F, Li Y, Fernandez APClinically amyopathic dermatomyositis: clinical features, response to medications and malignancy-associated risk factors in a specific tertiary-care-centre cohort.  Br J Dermatol 2015; epub ahead of print.  PMID: 26490490.

Galimberti F, Li Y, Fernandez AP.  Intravenous immunoglobulin for treatment of dermatomyositis-associated dystrophic calcinosis.  J Am Acad Dermatol  2015; 73(1): 174-176.  PMID: 26089058.

Fernandez APDermatology Update:  The Dawn of Targeted TherapyClev Clin J Med 2015; 82(5): 309-320. PMID: 25973879.

Kinahan CE, Mazloom S, Fernandez, APImpact of smoking on response to systemic treatment in patients with psoriasis: a retrospective case-control study.  Br J Dermatol 2015; 172(2): 428-436.

Gonzalez E, Billings SD, Fernandez APA refractory rash in a seborrheic distribution.  Lancet2015; 385: 1777. 

Kinahan CE, Mazloom S, Fernandez, APImpact of smoking on response to systemic treatment in patients with psoriasis: a retrospective case-control studyBr J Dermatol 2015; 172(2): 428-436.

Romero-Talamás H, Aminian A, Corcelles R, Fernandez AP, Schauer PR, Brethauer S.  Psoriasis Improvement After Bariatric Surgery. Surg Obes Rela Dis 2014; 10(6): 1155-1159.

Napekoski KM, Fernandez AP, Billings SD.  Microvenular Hemangioma: A clinicopathologic review of 13 cases.  J Cutan Pathol 2014; 41(11): 816-22

Ko JS, Billings SD, Lanigan CP, Buehler D, Fernandez AP, Tubbs RR. Fully Automated Dual-Color Dual-Hapten Silver In-Situ Hybridization Staining for MYC Amplification: a Diagnostic Tool for Discriminating Secondary Angiosarcoma. J Cut Pathol 2014; 41: 286-292.

Triozzi P, Fernandez APThe Role of the Immune Response in Merkel Cell CarcinomaCancers 2013; 5: 234-254.

Fernandez AP, Wolfson A, Ahn E, Maldonado JC, Alonso-Llamazares J.  Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon in an adult man with a Tufted Angioma arising in a Port-Wine-Stain and Hepatitis-C cirrhosis responding to electron beam radiation, bevacizumab, and prednisone.  Int J Dermatol; 2014; 53(9): 1165-1176. 

Ko JS, Fernandez AP, Anderson KA, Burdick LM, Billings SD, Procop GW, McMahon JT, Bergfeld WF, Piliang MP.  Morphologic mimickers of Cryptococcus occurring within inflammatory infiltrates in the setting of neutrophilic dermatitis: a series of three cases highlighting clinical dilemmas associated with a novel histopathologic pitfallJ Cut Pathol 2013; 40(1): 38-45.

Fernandez AP, Sun Y, Tubbs R, Goldblum J, Billings SD. FISH for MYC amplification and anti-MYC immunohistochemistry: useful diagnostic tools in the assessment of secondary angiosarcoma and atypical vascular proliferations. J Cut Pathol 2011; In press.

Konda S, Fernandez AP, Berman B, Elgart G, Milikowski C, Alonso-Llamazares J. Toxic epidermal necrolysis in the setting of systemic lupus erythematosus. Int J Dermatol 2011; 50(10): 1270-1275.

Fernandez AP, Miteva M, Roberts B, Rouhani P, Ricotti C, Romanelli P. Histopathologic analysis of dermal lymphatic alterations in chronic venous insufficiency ulcers using D2-40. J Am Acad Dermatol 2011, 64: 1123.e1-12.

Fernandez AP, Hu S, Kirsner RS. Sirolimus: a potential chemopreventive agent. J Invest Dermatol 2008; 128(10): 2352.

Fernandez AP and Kerdel FA. The Use of IVIG therapy in Dermatology. Dermatologic Therapy, vol 20, #4 July/August 2007: 288-305.

Fernandez AP, Piliang M, Bergfeld W. The significant role of cutaneous pathology for diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus in the setting of chronic Hepatitis-C cirrhosis. 47th Annual American Society of Dermatopathology meeting Program, Atlanta, GA, October 2010.

Fernandez AP, Ricotti C, Nousari CH. Increased mitotic rate of lesional histiocytes in multicentric reticulohistiocytosis is associated with underlying malignancy. 45th Annual American Society of Dermatopathology meeting Program, San Francisco, CA, October 2008; page 131.

Fernandez AP, Ricotti C, Nousari CH. Proliferative multicentric reticulohistiocytosis associated with metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma. 45th Annual American Society of Dermatopathology meeting Program, San Francisco, CA, October 2008; page 87.

Fernandez AP, Ricotti C, Nousari CH. The spectrum of of histopathologic and immunopathologic findings in cutaneous lesions associated with dermatomyositis. 45th Annual American Society of Dermatopathology meeting Program, San Francisco, CA, October 2008; page 116.

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Dermatopathology
Cleveland, OH USA
2011
Residency - University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
Dermatology
Miami, FL USA
2009
Internship - Loyola University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Maywood, IL USA
2006
Medical School - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA
2005
Doctorate - University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL USA
2003
Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA
1992

Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatology- Dermatopathology

Specialty Interests

Dermatomyositis, lupus, psoriasis, scleroderma, vasculitis, bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus, connective tissue diseases, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, pyoderma gangrenosum, cutaneous ulcers, panniculitis, Sezary Syndrome

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Finance Chair, ASDP
  • 2015 Caregiver Award; Cleveland Clinic
  • 2014 Director of Medical Dermatology; Cleveland Clinic, 2014 to Present
  • 2014 Financial Committee Chair, American Society of Dermatopathology
  • 2014 Teacher of the Year, Dermatopathology; Cleveland Clinic
  • 2013 Teacher of the Year, Clinical Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2009 Miami Dermatological Society Resident’s Research Day – 1st Place Award
  • 2009 Jaime Battan Compassionate Patient Care Award, University of Miami
  • 2006 Intern of the Year- Department of Internal Medicine, Loyola University
  • 2005 Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society
  • 2004 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 2001 Sigma Xi Graduate Student Research Forum, UIC – Philip L. Hawley 1st Place Award

Memberships

  • Medical Dermatology Society
  • Rheumatologic Dermatology Society
  • Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA)
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • The Myositis Association
  • The National Lupus Foundation
  • The Scleroderma Foundation
  • The Vasculitis Foundation
  • International Pemphigus Pemphigoid Foundation
  • National Psoriasis Foundation
  • American Society of Dermatopathology

Treatment & Services

  • Dermatopathology
  • Excisions
  • General Dermatology
  • Phototherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Examinations

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 11/30/2015, Dr. Fernandez has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Fernandez receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Mallinckrodt, plc

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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