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Department of Urology

David Hernandez, M.D.

David Hernandez, M.D.

Associate Professor, Urology, School of Medicine

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

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Academic Phone:(813) 974-2201

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

Academic Philosophy

"Joining USF in 2009 as an Assistant Professor, he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. A native of Tampa, he studied Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University and completed 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. He served as the chief of urology at Tampa General Hospital 2013-2015 and is actively involved in several ongoing research endeavors including novel catheter development to reduce CAUTIs as well as quality improvement in management of BPH, robotics and stones.


  • Executive Board Member (Florida Urological Society, 2017 - Present)
  • Member (American Urological Association, Southeastern Section, 2010 - Present)
  • Member (American Urological Association, 2004 - Present)
  • Member (Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2002 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Hernandez DJ. Editorial Comment: Laparoscopic single port cystolithotomy using pneumovesicum. International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology. 42(5) : 1049, 2016.
  • Hernandez DJ. Editorial Comment: Laparoscopic - assisted transpyelic rigid nephroscopy - simple alternative when flexible ureteroscopy is not available. International braz j urol : official journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology. 42(4) : 855, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Hernandez DJ. Diagnosing prostate cancer: getting to the core question. The Journal of urology. 190(1) : 11-2, 2013.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sausville JE, Hernandez DJ, Argani P, Gearhart JP. Pediatric renal cell carcinoma. Journal of pediatric urology. 5(4) : 308-14, 2009.
  • 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.
  • Hernandez DJ, Purves T, Gearhart JP. Complications of surgical reconstruction of the exstrophy-epispadias complex. Journal of pediatric urology. 4(6) : 460-6, 2008.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, Chan DY. Bladder leiomyomata and pelvic pain. Urology. 70(4) : 807-8, 2007.
  • Hernandez DJ, Schaeffer EM, Allaf ME. Pyeloduodenal fistula due to advanced upper tract malignancy. Urology. 69(6) : 1206-7, 2007.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hernandez DJ, Kavoussi LR, Ellison LM. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Urology. 62(3) : 551, 2003.
  • 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.


  • 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)