Mark S. Hernandez, MD, Chief Medical Officer for the Community Care Collaborative, works with multiple clinicians and service organizations throughout Travis County to fulfill the goals of the Collaborative, which include transforming the delivery of care into an integrated system.
Dr. Hernandez started in healthcare in 1993, when he was licensed as a registered nurse and worked for the Harris County Hospital District and Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston as an intensive care nurse for 10 years.
Dr. Hernandez, who graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 2003, did his residency in Internal Medicine at University Medical Center Brackenridge and, upon graduation, served as chief resident.
He entered general internal medicine practice with Scott & White Clinic in Pflugerville before returning to Seton in 2008 as an academic hospitalist at UMC Brackenridge. In 2011 he became the medical director for the UMC Brackenridge hospitalist group.
One year later, he was promoted to his current position, adding the hospital ambulatory clinics, including the Shivers Cancer Center and Infusion Suite, an internal medicine primary care clinic, numerous sub-specialty clinics and Seton Total Health Partners, a population health program to serve the needs of chronically ill under- and uninsured patients in Travis County to his list of responsibilities.
Dr. Hernandez is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He holds academic appointments with the University of Texas Southwestern University and the University of Texas Medical Branch and is adjunct faculty with the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and active in advanced practice nursing student education.