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Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Dermatopathology
  • Excisions
  • General Dermatology
  • Phototherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Examinations
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Adult Dermatology
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Atypical Nevi
  • Autoimmune Blistering Diseases
  • Blisters
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cutaneous Ulcers
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Itchy Skin
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (KS)
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lymphedema
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Panniculitis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Poison Sumac
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Porphyria
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Scleroderma
  • Sezary Syndrome
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sunburn
  • Tick Bites
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Yeast Infections
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Biography

About Anthony Fernandez, MD, PhD

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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Residency - University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
Dermatology
Miami, FL
2009

Internship - Loyola University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Maywood, IL United States
2006

Medical Education - University of Illinois College of Medicine
MD
Chicago, IL
2005

Medical Education - University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Chicago, IL
2003

Professional Highlights

  • Kinahan CE, Mazloom S, Fernandez, AP.  Impact 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 AP.  A refractory rash in a seborrheic distribution.  Lancet2015; 385: 1777.
  • Kinahan CE, Mazloom S, Fernandez, AP.  Impact of smoking on response to systemic treatment in patients with psoriasis: a retrospective case-control study.  Br 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 AP.  The Role of the Immune Response in Merkel Cell Carcinoma.  Cancers 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 pitfall.  J 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 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.

Certifications

  • Dermatology - Dermatopathology
  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

Dermatopathology, 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/28/2023, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Mallinckrodt, plc
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Catamount Medical Education
  • Biogen Idec, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

80 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Dr Fernandez is amazing! Very caring and attentive!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

Dr. Fernandez is an excellent, caring physician. He understood all of my fears, anxiety and pain involved with my chronic autoimmune disease. I am so happy to have found him, because before seeing him, I had little to no hope of being able to have a "normal" life. From day one, he informed me that while Yes, the disease I have is rare, but it is not rare to his practice and that he sees no reason why I can't live a good life with the disease. In short, I feel like he saved my life. He is a very compassionate doctor and I am so thankful for him.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

I was genuinely impressed with Dr. Fernandez' concern, help and expertise. And the team approach to having my rheumatologist present was outstanding. I feel confident I am in good care and will receive expert help with this team.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr Fernadez is awesome

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr.Anthony Fernandez is a wonderful and caring physician.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

The doctor and the staff explain everything very well and make me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

I have found Dr. Fernandez to be a very caring, concerned, and compassionate doctor. He takes time to listen and to answer any questions that I may have. He explains everything; I feel confident in his choices for my treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Fernandez.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Fernandez is the best doctor I have ever had

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr Fernandez is an outstanding physician, he is always worth the wait. He is an excellent diagnostician and very well respected!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

We like Dr Fernandez

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Fernandez and has gone above and beyond in his care for me. He is probably the foremost physician in the world with regard to dermatomyositis and has helped me immensely with my autoimmune condition, I am very lucky to be under his care.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Fernandez called me himself to inform me of my appointment and got me in the next day. He spent time addressing my concerns and listens and is not dismissive.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

He is the greatest doctor we have ever had.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is a wonderful doctor. Always feel at ease, and able to ask any questions. His answers are explained in simple, easy to understand descriptions.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Very difficult getting an appointment. Often all appointments for Dr Fernandez are booked up in the next 3 month and secretaries do not have access to schedule past that point. I am forced to calling multiple times periodically hoping that the schedule has opened up and it has not been completely booked up. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get an appointment for 9 months due to this.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Fernandez care for me is excellent! He gave me the time needed for my appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Fernandez is Excellent

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Fernandez is very flexible in scheduling appointments.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

De. Fernandez is an excellent physician with superior people skills. I trust his judgment implicitly.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

I would just like to say, Dr. Fernandez was an excellent doctor.

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