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Sergio                         Hernandez

Sergio Hernandez MD

Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Assistant Medical Student Education Director, University of New York at Buffalo

Specialty/Research Focus

Psychiatry

 
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Professional Summary:

I am originally from California, having completed my undergraduate education at the University of CA at Berkeley. I attended medical school and residency at SUNY at Buffalo. I am Board Certified in Psychiatry and my clinical work focuses on adult inpatient psychiatry. My other area of interest is medical student education. I am currently the Assistant Director for Medical Student Education in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY at Buffalo.

Education and Training:
  • Residency, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • Residency, Resident in Psychiatry, University at Buffalo - School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2010)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo - School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2009)
  • MD, University at Buffalo - School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2006)
  • BA, Molecular and Cell biology, University of California, Berkeley (1999)
Employment:
  • Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Attending Physician, Erie County Medical Center (2010-present)
  • Assistant Director of Medical Student Education, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York at Buffalo (2013)
  • Junior Attending, Erie County Medical Center (2009–2010)
  • Assistant Clinical Instructor, State University of New York at Buffalo (2006–2010)
Awards and Honors:
  • Irma Bland, M.D. Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Residents-2013/2014 (2014)
  • Outstanding Staff Physician (2014)
  • Royal College of Physicians Accreditation (2013)
  • Honorable Mention for the Siegel Teaching Award, Preclinical Years (2013)
  • Outstanding Contributions to Medical Student Education (2012)
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (2012)
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award (2007)
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Second Biennial Conference (2006)
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (2006)
  • Dr. James Goldinger Curriculum Leadership Award (2006)
  • The Gilbert M. Beck Memorial Prize in Psychiatry (2006)
  • Inducted Member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (2005)
  • Recipient of the President's Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1999)
  • President's Undergraduate Research Fellowship (1999)
  • Regent's and Chancellor's Scholarship (1996)



Presentations:
  • "Using Reflective Writing to Increase Empathy in Medical Students" Annual Conference of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (2013)
  • "Songs In The Key of Life: Using Music to Teach Psychiatry" PsychSIGN Annual Meeting, PsychSIGN (2013)
  • "The Next Generation: Trends, Factors, And Success Stories in Recruiting Medical Students into Psychiatry" Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Association (2013)
  • "Songs In The Key of Life: Using Music to Teach Psychiatry" Annual Conference of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (2012)
  • "Songs In The Key of Life: Using Music to Teach Psychiatry" PsychSIGN Annual Meeting, PsychSIGN (2012)
  • "Songs in the Key of Life: Using Music to Teach Psychiatry" PsychSIGN Annual Meeting, PsychSIGN, PsychSIGN (2011)
  • "Copyrights and Wrongs: Understanding the Fair Use Exception" Annual Conference of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (2010)
  • "Using Music to Teach Psychiatry" PsychSIGN Annual Meeting, PsychSIGN, PsychSIGN (2010)
  • "The Lives of Others: Using a Film Club to Encourage Interest in Psychiatry" Annual Conference of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Poster Presentation (2009)
  • "Healing Arts" Gold Humanism Honor Society Third Biennial Conference, The Gold Humanism Honor Society, Round Table (2008)
  • "It Don‘t Mean a Thing if it Ain‘t Got that Swing: Creating a Multimedia Mental Status Exam" Annual Conference of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Workshop (2008)
  • "Using the Arts in Psychiatric Medical Student Education" PsychSIGN Annual Meeting, PsychSIGN, PsychSIGN (2008)
  • "Mental Illness and All That Jazz: Using the Arts to Reduce Stigma" Annual Conference of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Annual Conference of the Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (2007)
  • "Gold Humanism Honor Society" Gold Humanism Honor Society Second Biennial Conference, Gold Humanism Honor Society (2006)
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Service Activities:
  • Psychiatry, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Department of Psychiatry Executive Committee; Member (2013)
  • Psychiatry, School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Department of Psychiatry Undergraduate Medical Education Committee; Member (2013)
  • Phase 2 Committee Member; Member of the UB School of Medicine Phase 2 Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • Consolidation Committee Member; Member of the Erie County Medical Center's Consolidation Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • Residency Education Policy Committee; Committee member of the UB Department of Psychiatry Residency Program Education Policy Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • Residency Program Evaluation Committee; Committee member of the UB Department of Psychiatry Residency Program Evaluation Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • Travel Policy Committee; Committee member of the Department of Psychiatry Travel Policy Committee; Committee Member (2013)
  • Faculty Chapter Advisor, Good Humanism Honor Society; Advisor (2010–2012)
  • Co-Advisor Benjamin Rush Society; Advisor (2010)
  • Psychiatry Film Club Coordinator; The Psychiatry Film club explores films relevant to psychiatric treatment and diagnosis. Students and faculty meet to watch and discuss the films.; Coordinator (2010)
  • Residency Program Selection Subcommittee; Committee Member (2007–2012)
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association; Member (2006–2012)
  • Resident Coordinator - Film Club; Resident Coordinator of the Film Club; Coordinator (2006–2010)
  • Member Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry; Member (2006)
  • Member Gold Humanism Honor Society; Member (2006)
  • Volunteer Friends of the Night People Homeless Shelter; Volunteer (2004–2010)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
Department of Psychiatry
462 Grider St.
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 898-3630
Fax: (716) 898-4538
Email: sh52@buffalo.edu

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