Raquel Gardenia Hernandez, D.O.

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Clinical Coordinator for Renal Transplant, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine


Dr. Hernandez specializes in providing anesthesia for children with congenital heart conditions undergoing cardiac surgeries and non-cardiac procedures. She works closely with her colleagues in the pediatric cardiac anesthesia division, the surgical team and ICU teams to provide high quality care to all patients. She enjoys  spending time outdoors, bird watching and taking trips to the coast with her husband and their two golden retrievers, Jake and Maggie.


  • D.O., 2010, University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Residency:

    • Anesthesiology, Rush University Medical Center, 2014
  • Fellowship:

    • Pediatric Anesthesiology, Oregon Health and Science University, 2015
    • Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA, 2019
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Anesthesiology, 2015
    • American Board of Anesthesiology, subspecialty in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 2015

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Society for Pediatric Anesthesia



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