Biography

Isaac Hernandez, M.D., joined TIRR Memorial Hermann Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s medical staff in January of 2017. He received his medical degree from the Universidad de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2004. Dr. Hernandez completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Pinnacle Health Hospitals in Harrisburg, PA and his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine/McGovern Medical School/Alliance Program in Houston, TX in 2010. He completed a clinical fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 2011 and an advanced fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, WA in 2013. He then practiced for three years at the Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, KS, serving as Medical Director of Spinal Cord Injury services and as an assistant professor in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Hernandez is an Assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. As an attending physician at TIRR, Dr. Hernandez’s primary focus is caring for patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a sub-specialty certification in spinal cord injury medicine. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Spinal cord medicine
    • Adaptive sports
    • Recreational therapy
    • Autonomic dysreflexia
    • Respiratory management

Research Interests

  • Spinal cord medicine
    • Adaptive sports
    • Recreational therapy
    • Autonomic dysreflexia
    • Respiratory management
  • PM&R and SCI Medicine in Latin America

Publications

Publication Information

Original articles:

  1. Giusto MLD, Grover P, Castillo C, Jimenez IH, García JC, Tijerina R, et al. The state of pulmonary rehabilitation in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic. J Int Soc Phys Rehabil Med. 2021 Jan 1;4(1):40.
  2. Korupolu R, Stampas A, Hernandez Jimenez I, Cruz D, Di Giusto LM, Verduzco-Gutierrez M, Matthew D. Mechanical Ventilation and Weaning Practices for Adults with Spinal Cord Injury- An International Survey. The Journal of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. JISPRM (accepted)

Chapters:

  1. Magat, Elaine; Hernandez Jimenez, Isaac; Delgado-Lebron, Joanne, Sampathkumar, Haresh; Francisco, Gerard. The Oral Management of Spasticity. Spasticity Management: Restoring Movement and Function. 2020 (Under Editorial Review)
  2. Jethani, Levani; Kaner, Mahmut; Hernandez Jimenez, Isaac. Traumatic Myelopathy Chapter. Spinal Cord Injury Medicine: Board Review edited by Blessen Eapen and David X. Cifu. First edition. 2021 (Under Editorial Review)
  3. Camilo Castillo. Isaac Hernandez Jimenez, Jimena Quinzanos Fresnedo, et al.: Manual de Recomendaciones para la Atencion Integral en Rehabilitacion para Pacientes con COVID-19. Consenso Iberoamericano en Rehabilitacion. Seccion de Lesion Medular. Julio 24, 2020.

Translations:

  1. Isaac Hernandez Jimenez, MD, Beatriz Perez, MD, Jose Neira, MD. Federico Montero, MD, Camilo Castillo, MD. Translating from English to Spanish the International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (Revised 2019). American Spinal Injury Association. 2019
  2. Melina Longoni di Giusto, MD; Camilo Castillo MD; Isaac Hernandez Jimenez, MD. Translating from English to Spanish “A Primary Care Provider’s Guide to…” 19 different topics related to spinal cord injury.