Dr. Angel Hernandez, MD

Dr. Angel Hernandez, MD

Child and Adolescent Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Angel Hernandez, MD is a child and adolescent neurology specialist in Fort Worth, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Ponce School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in child and adolescent neurology, clinical neurophysiology, and more.Read his story

901 7th Ave Ste 120

Fort Worth, TX 76104

Contact Information

(682) 885-2500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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more than 95% of peers
Cerebral Palsy
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more than 93% of peers
Brain Disorders
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more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Hernandez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hernandez "Dr. Angel Hernandez is the chief of the Division of Neurosciences at the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan . He received his medical degree from the Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Dr. Hernandez completed his pediatric residency from Michigan State University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He continued on for his fellowships in child neurology, and then pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Dr. Hernandez is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (ABPN) with special qualifications in child neurology, ABPN with special qualifications in clinical neurophysiology and ABPN with special qualifications in epilepsy. He is a member of numerous committees and professional societies, including a member and Chair Elect of the Epilepsy Foundation's Professional Advisory Board where he has served in the executive, nominating and advocacy committees. He is also former Epilepsy Foundation Board member and current member and former chair of the Epilepsy Foundation Texas - Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth/West Texas Professional Advisory Board. He is the former chair of the Resource and Information Committee and current chair of the Digital Advisory Committee of the American Epilepsy Society and member of the Finance Committee of the Child Neurology Society. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology epilepsy section and Texas Neurological Society. Dr. Hernandez currently serves as reviewer for the journals Epilepsia, Pediatric Neurology and American Family Physician. He previously served at the chief of neurology, medical director of the Magnetoencephalography Center and co-director of The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center Cook Children's Health Care System Fort Worth, Texas until 2016. He was also a distinguished consultant for Cook Children's Physician Network, vice chairman of the Cook Children's Home Health Board of trustees, and former president of the professional medical staff at Cook Children's Medical Center. He served as director of the comprehensive epilepsy program and epilepsy monitoring unit at Cook Children's until December 2010. Dr. Hernandez was elected by the International League Against Epilepsy as visiting professor to Central and South America and has educated neurologists, neurosurgeons and child neurologists in the diagnosis and management of epilepsy and improving the quality of life of children and adults suffering from epilepsy in Latin America. Dr. Hernandez's clinical and research interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with medically intractable epilepsy. His research and publications have focused on improving the diagnosis and management of children with intractable epilepsy. He has been honored as one of the "Top Doctors" by Fort Worth Magazine."
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3  Specialties

  • Child and Adolescent Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

3  Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Epilepsy
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
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4  Procedures

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Ponce School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Chldrns Hospital Of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Health Center Of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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