David Hernandez, M.D.

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Urology

College Of Medicine Urology

Assistant Professor, Urology, School of Medicine, University of South Florida

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
STC 6th floor
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: dhernan3@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-2201

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  • MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2003
  • BA, Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt University, 1999

Academic Philosophy

"Dr. Hernandez joined the USF faculty in 2009 as an Assistant Professor. A native of Tampa, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University and Medical School and Urology Residency at Johns Hopkins University."

Research Interests

  • Dr. Hernandez’s areas of concentration include urologic oncology, prostate and renal malignancies, kidney stones and benign prostatic hypertrophy, as well as minimally invasive surgical treatment modalities. His interests include clinical outcomes research and resident education.


  • Florida Urological Society (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • American Urological Association, Southeastern Section (Member, 2010 - Present)
  • American Urological Association (Member, 2004 - Present)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Member, 2002 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Goldin, SB.Horn, GT.Schnaus, MJ.Grichanik, M.Ducey, AJ.Nofsinger, C.Hernandez, DJ.Shames, ML.Singh, RP.Brannick, MT. FLS skill acquisition: a comparison of blocked vs interleaved practice. Journal of surgical education. 71(4) : 506-12, 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24969672
  • Hernandez, DJ. Diagnosing prostate cancer: getting to the core question. The Journal of urology. 190(1) : 11-2, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23608039
  • Emtage, JB.Parker, J.Marcet, JE.Finan, J.Lockhart, JL.Hernandez, DJ. A large cellular angiofibroma of the male pelvis presenting with obstructive voiding: A case report and review of the literature. Canadian Urological Association journal = Journal de l'Association des urologues du Canada. 7(5-6) : E373-5, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23766844
  • Anusionwu, I.Miles-Thomas, J.Hernandez, DJ.Wright, EJ. Anatomical and manometric comparison of perineal and transscrotal approaches to artificial urinary sphincter placement. The Journal of urology. 188(5) : 1834-6, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22999695
  • Sidana, A.Hernandez, DJ.Feng, Z.Partin, AW.Trock, BJ.Saha, S.Epstein, JI. Treatment decision-making for localized prostate cancer: what younger men choose and why. The Prostate. 72(1) : 58-64, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21520163
  • Margreiter, M.Hernandez, DJ.Lang, EK.Pavlovich, CP. Horseshoe kidney with giant hydronephrosis secondary to ureteropelvic junction obstruction. The Journal of urology. 183(1) : 329, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19914649
  • Sausville, JE.Hernandez, DJ.Argani, P.Gearhart, JP. Pediatric renal cell carcinoma. Journal of pediatric urology. 5(4) : 308-14, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19443274
  • Miyamoto, H.Hernandez, DJ.Epstein, JI. A pathological reassessment of organ-confined, Gleason score 6 prostatic adenocarcinomas that progress after radical prostatectomy. Human pathology. , 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19683331
  • Hernandez, DJ.Han, M.Humphreys, EB.Mangold, LA.Taneja, SS.Childs, SJ.Bartsch, G.Partin, AW. Predicting the outcome of prostate biopsy: comparison of a novel logistic regression-based model, the prostate cancer risk calculator, and prostate-specific antigen level alone. BJU international. 103(5) : 609-14, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19007374
  • Hernandez, DJ.Nielsen, ME.Han, M.Trock, BJ.Partin, AW.Walsh, PC.Epstein, JI. Natural history of pathologically organ-confined (pT2), Gleason score 6 or less, prostate cancer after radical prostatectomy. Urology. 72(1) : 172-6, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18304619
  • Hernandez, DJ.Roberts, WB.Miles-Thomas, J.Magheli, A.Saha, S.Schaeffer, EM.Racusen, LC.Allaf, ME. Can ischemic preconditioning ameliorate renal ischemia-reperfusion injury in a single-kidney porcine model? Journal of endourology / Endourological Society. 22(11) : 2531-6, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18928381
  • Hernandez, DJ.Purves, T.Gearhart, JP. Complications of surgical reconstruction of the exstrophy-epispadias complex. Journal of pediatric urology. 4(6) : 460-6, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19013414
  • Müntener, M.Epstein, JI.Hernandez, DJ.Gonzalgo, ML.Mangold, L.Humphreys, E.Walsh, PC.Partin, AW.Nielsen, ME. Prognostic significance of Gleason score discrepancies between needle biopsy and radical prostatectomy. European urology. 53(4) : 767-75; discussion 775-6, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18060681
  • Loeb, S.Hernandez, DJ.Mangold, LA.Humphreys, EB.Agro, M.Walsh, PC.Partin, AW.Han, M. Progression after radical prostatectomy for men in their thirties compared to older men. BJU international. 101(12) : 1503-6, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18341626
  • Zhao, KH.Hernandez, DJ.Han, M.Humphreys, EB.Mangold, LA.Partin, AW. External validation of University of California, San Francisco, Cancer of the Prostate Risk Assessment score. Urology. 72(2) : 396-400, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18372031
  • Hernandez DJ, Nielsen ME, Han M, Partin AW. Contemporary evaluation of the D'amico risk classification of prostate cancer. Urology. 70(5) : 931-5, 2007.
  • Hernandez, DJ.Schaeffer, EM.Allaf, ME. Pyeloduodenal fistula due to advanced upper tract malignancy. Urology. 69(6) : 1206-7, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17572217
  • Hernandez, DJ.Chan, DY. Bladder leiomyomata and pelvic pain. Urology. 70(4) : 807-8, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17991566
  • Hernandez, DJ.Epstein, JI.Trock, BJ.Tsuzuki, T.Carter, HB.Walsh, PC. Radical retropubic prostatectomy. How often do experienced surgeons have positive surgical margins when there is extraprostatic extension in the region of the neurovascular bundle? The Journal of urology. 173(2) : 446-9, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15643199
  • Tsuzuki, T.Hernandez, DJ.Aydin, H.Trock, B.Walsh, PC.Epstein, JI. Prediction of extraprostatic extension in the neurovascular bundle based on prostate needle biopsy pathology, serum prostate specific antigen and digital rectal examination. The Journal of urology. 173(2) : 450-3, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15643200
  • Hernandez, DJ.Kavoussi, LR.Ellison, LM. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Urology. 62(3) : 551, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12946773
  • Hernandez, DJ.Sinkov, VA.Roberts, WW.Allaf, ME.Patriciu, A.Jarrett, TW.Kavoussi, LR.Stoianovici, D. Measurement of bio-impedance with a smart needle to confirm percutaneous kidney access. The Journal of urology. 166(4) : 1520-3, 2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11547124


  • CaPSURE scholar (UCSF - 2007)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - 2003)
  • Summa Cum Laude (Vanderbilt University - 1999)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (Vanderbilt University - 1998)
  • Valedictorian (Jesuit High School - 1995)
  • Chancellor’s Scholar (Vanderbilt University - 1995)
  • Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America - 1993)