Keith A. Hernandez, MD

Specialty

Anesthesiology

Conditions & Treatments

Anesthesia, Obstetrical Anesthesia


Biography

Keith Hernandez, MD, is an anesthesiologist and a former military pilot who came to medicine after a career-ending lung injury in Iraq.

Similar to aviation, anesthesiology focuses heavily on safety and established protocols.

“We have the challenge of safely and efficiently running multiple operating rooms, as well as providing a positive experience for our patients, surgeons, and staff,” Dr. Hernandez says.

He says he enjoys reassuring and comforting patients who are about to go into the operating room. “I tell them they will be safe and expertly cared for,” he says. “I also assure them that we don’t do any anesthesia training here. No one is learning on your airway. The tube will go in while you are asleep and come out before you wake up. None of this makes for a good movie. We make sure you are sleeping and breathing.”

Dr. Hernandez is the medical director of Yale Medicine Shoreline Outpatient Surgical Services in Guilford.

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Anesthesiology

20 York Street
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT 06510

Get Directions

Fax
(203) 785-6664

Yale Anesthesiology

111 Goose Lane
Shoreline Medical Center
Guilford, CT 06437

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 453-7810

Education & Training

Education

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare