Dr. Fernandes is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville and holds appointments in the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery and the Division of Surgical Oncology. He serves as the Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Director of the Head and Neck/Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery fellowship, Director of the Center for Reconstructive Surgery, Co-Director of the Skull Base Surgery Program and Associate Chairman of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Fernandes is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (ad. Hominem), as well as many other surgical and medical associations in the USA. He is an honorary fellow of the Spanish Society of OMS, Mexican Association of OMS, Pakistan Association of OMS, Panamanian Society of OMS, and the Costa Rican Society of OMS.
He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and has authored numerous manuscripts and several textbooks in the areas of head and neck oncology and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Fernandes is the Consulting Editor for the Oral & Maxillofacial Clinics of North America, the Atlas of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, and is the Editor in Chief of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstructive Journal.