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Keith Hernandez, MD

Anesthesiology
Patient type treated
Child, Adult
Accepting new patients
Yes
Referral required
Not Applicable

Biography

Keith Hernandez, MD, is an anesthesiologist and a former military pilot who came to medicine after a career-ending lung injury in Iraq.

Similar to aviation, anesthesiology focuses heavily on safety and established protocols.

“We have the challenge of safely and efficiently running multiple operating rooms, as well as providing a positive experience for our patients, surgeons, and staff,” Dr. Hernandez says.

He says he enjoys reassuring and comforting patients who are about to go into the operating room. “I tell them they will be safe and expertly cared for,” he says. “I also assure them that we don’t do any anesthesia training here. No one is learning on your airway. The tube will go in while you are asleep and come out before you wake up. None of this makes for a good movie. We make sure you are sleeping and breathing.”

Dr. Hernandez is the medical director of Yale Medicine Shoreline Outpatient Surgical Services in Guilford.

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Medical Director, Shoreline Medical Center

Education & Training

  • Resident
    Yale University School of Medicine (2007)
  • Intern
    Tucson Hospitals (2004)
  • MD
    University of Arizona (2003)
  • BS
    State University of New York at New Paltz (1980)

Additional Information

  • Yale Anesthesiology
    Yale New Haven Hospital
    20 York Street
    New Haven, CT, 06510
  • Shoreline Surgical Center
    Yale New Haven Shoreline Medical Center
    111 Goose Lane, Ste I-300
    Guilford, CT, 06437