Jessica Hernandez, M.D.

Jessica Hernandez, M.D.

  • Emergency Medicine


Jessica Hernandez, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Hernandez earned her medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed a residency in emergency medicine at St. Luke's–Roosevelt Hospital, where she also received advanced fellowship training in emergency medicine simulation. In addition, she holds a master’s of education in the health professions from the John Hopkins School of Education.

Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Hernandez is the Emergency Medicine Simulation Medicine Fellowship Director at UT Southwestern. She serves on several committees, including the SimWars national committees for the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians, and she is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 

Dr. Hernandez has delivered a number of international, national, and regional invited lectures, contributed to the book SimWars Simulation Case Book: Emergency Medicine, and published academic articles on the topic.

She was named a D Magazine Best Doctor in 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Education & Training
  • Residency - St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital (2008-2011), Emergency Medicine
  • Medical School - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2004-2008)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor, 2017-2018, 2020-2022