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Ruben Hernaez, MD, Gastroenterology, Houston, TX, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center

RubenHernaezMDMPH, PhD

Gastroenterology Houston, TX

Hepatology & Liver Transplantation

Staff Physician

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Summary

  • Dr. Ruben Hernaez is a gastroenterologist in Houston, TX and is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Universidad de Navarra Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice 18 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. He specializes in hepatology & liver transplantation and is experienced in hepatology, viral hepatitides, hepatic cirrhosis, transplant hepatology, and biliary tract disease.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityFellowship, Transplant Hepatology, 2015 - 2016
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityFellowship, Gastroenterology, 2013 - 2015
  • MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center
    MedStar Health/Georgetown-Washington Hospital CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 2010 - 2013
  • The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthPhD, Epidemiology, 2006 - 2010
  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthMPH, Epidemiology, 2005 - 2006
  • Universidad de Navarra Faculty of Medicine
    Universidad de Navarra Faculty of MedicineClass of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2016 - 2025
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2010 - 2012
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Transplant Hepatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow Teaching Award The Johns Hopkins Osler Residency Program, 2013
  • Awardee Saul Zukerman MD Humanitarism in Medicine Award, 2010
  • Inductee Delta Omega Alpha, 2006
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • MODEL Score Predicts 1-Year Mortality After Liver Transplantation in Patients with ACLF
    MODEL Score Predicts 1-Year Mortality After Liver Transplantation in Patients with ACLFNovember 6th, 2022
  • Depression, Anxiety Common Among People with Cirrhosis
    Depression, Anxiety Common Among People with CirrhosisOctober 30th, 2020
  • Anxiety, Depression Common Among Patients with Cirrhosis
    Anxiety, Depression Common Among Patients with CirrhosisAugust 21st, 2020
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Committees

  • Liver Transplant Physician/Surgery Advisory Board, National Surgery Office, Department Veterans Affairs 2019 - Present
  • Member/ American Gastroenterological Association, Research Award Panel 2019 - Present
  • Steering Member, Practice Guidelines, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases 2018 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations