Michael L. Fernandez, M.D.

Dr. Fernandez specializes in spine surgery, with a focus on traditional and minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. Fernandez specializes in all types of spinal surgery. His major focus is on minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Fernandez was one of the first surgeons in the area to perform cervical disc replacements on a regular basis. He is also one of the most experienced surgeons in the area preforming minimally invasive lateral lumbar spine surgery. Dr. Fernandez has been serving the central Pennsylvania region for over 10 years. He treats all conditions of the spine.

Dr. Fernandez attended Saint Joseph’s University before earning his medical degree at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopedic residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and participated in the Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship at The University of Utah. While in Utah, Dr. Fernandez was appointed as a staff spine surgeon at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital. 

Dr. Fernandez is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.  He has been a proud member of the UPMC Pinnacle Health Systems Board of Directors and the UPMC Pinnacle Health Governance Committee. He has co-authored several textbook chapters. Dr. Fernandez received the Orthopedic Surgery Clinical Teaching Award in 2011-2012 and 2015-2016. This award is shared by staff orthopedic surgeons who exemplify dedication and eagerness to educate orthopedic surgery residents.


  • Bachelors from Saint Joseph's University
  • Doctorate at Penn State College of Medicine
  • Residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Fellowship at The University of Utah


  • Camp HIll
  • Carlisle
  • Harrisburg
  • Hershey

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