Lazaro E Hernandez, MD

Hernandez Lazaro E
Pediatric Imaging Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology

Alternate Location
1005 Joe Dimaggio Drive
Pediatric Heart Station
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
1150 North 35th Avenue
Suite 575
Hollywood, FL 33021

Meet the Physician

Medical Director, Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac MRI

Dr. Lazaro E. Hernandez is a pediatric cardiac imaging cardiologist with advanced training in pediatric cardiac MRI.

Dr. Hernandez earned his medical degree from the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas in Villa Clara, Cuba in 1996. He did his residency in pediatrics at the Paquito Gonzalez Cueto Pediatric University Hospital in Cienfuegos, Cuba in 1999. He finished a fellowship in pediatric cardiology in 2002 at the William Soler Pediatric Heart Institute in Havana, Cuba followed by a year of non-invasive pediatric cardiac imaging fellowship in the same institution.

After moving to the United States, Dr. Hernandez did his internship in pediatrics at Jackson Memorial Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL in 2011 and his residency in pediatrics at the New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York in 2012. Dr. Hernandez completed his fellowship in pediatric cardiology and advanced cardiac imaging with emphasis in pediatric cardiac MRI at the University of Minnesota, Amplatz Children’s Hospital in 2015.
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese


Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Hernandez Lazaro E; Shepard Charles W, Menk, Jeremiah; Valdes-Cruz Lilliam; Ameduri Rebecca. Global Left Ventricular Relaxation. A novel tissue Doppler index of acute rejection in Pediatric Heart Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant 2015; 34:1190-1197
  • Hernandez, Lazaro E; St. Louis, James; Anderson, Robert H.; Shepard, Charles. Reply to Letter to the Editor. Seek and ye shall find. Cardiol Young.2015
  • Hernandez, Lazaro E., Shepard Charles, Bamforth Simon, Anderson Robert. The Right Subclavian Artery as The First Branch Of a Left-Sided Aortic Arch. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2014 Jun 23;5(3):456-459
  • Hernandez, Lazaro E; St. Louis, James; Anderson, Robert H.; Shepard, Charles “Crossed pulmonary arteries” and hypoplasia of the transverse aortic arch. Cardiol Young. 2014 Jun 23:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hernandez, Lazaro E. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. How Much Do We Know of This Syndrome in Children And Young Adults? Cardiol Young. 2014 (4):1-13
  • Hernandez Lazaro E, Kochilas Lazaros K, Anderson Robert H. Atrioventricular septal defect with an imperforate right-sided component of the common atrioventricular valve: Anatomic and embryologic considerations. Cardiol Young: 2013 (10):1-3.
  • Hernandez Lazaro E., Shepard Charles, Hoggard Eric, Roosevelt Bryant III. Isolated Staphylococcal anterior mediastinal abscess in a 10-year-old-boy with chest pain and fever. J Pediatr Infect Dis 2013 8(2):101-105.
  • Hernandez Lazaro E, Martinez Yadira, Chan Kak-Chen. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: an unusual cardiomyopathy at an unusual age. Cardiol Young: 2010 (20): 577-579.

Abstracts Presented at Scientific Sessions

  • Hernandez, Lazaro E.; Kofflin, Paula A.; Ameduri, Rebecca. Total Lymphoid Irradiation to Successfully Treat Refractory Rejection in Heart Transplant Recipients. Poster Presentation 35th Annual Meeting of ISHLT, April 2015, Nice, France.
  • Hernandez, Lazaro E.,Shepard Charles W, Valdes-Cruz Lilliam, Ameduri Rebecca. Global Left Ventricular Relaxation. A Novel tissue Doppler Index of acute ejection in Pediatric Heart Transplantation. Oral presentation 34th Annual Meeting of ISHLT, April 2014, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Wayman W. Lai, Hernandez, Lazaro E. Impact of Cardiac MRI in the Instruction of Left Ventricular Assessment by 3D Echocardiography. Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University, New York. Poster Presentation at 24th Annual Echo Hawaii-ASE, January 20-24, 2014.2013


  • Instituto Superior De Ciencias Medicas De Villa Cl, 1996
  • University Of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2011, Pediatrics
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, 2012, Pediatrics
  • University Of Minnesota, 2015, Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatric Cardiology
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Pediatrics

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