Meet Our Doctor

Jaime Hernandez MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jaime D Hernandez

Dr. Jaime D Hernandez, MD
Orthopedic surgeon

Specialties: Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.


Jaime D. Hernandez, MD is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement.

He was specialty trained in joint replacement surgery at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While in Boston, Dr. Hernandez gained tremendous experience performing complex joint replacements and revising failed joint replacements. He was further trained in techniques of partial knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, and hip resurfacing.

While at Harvard, he was a member of the Trauma Team, treating upper and lower extremity injuries at the region’s Level-I trauma center. Caring for patients with these devastating injuries and helping restore their level of function is particularly rewarding to Dr. Hernandez.

He has given several national and international presentations, including one on his technique of computer-navigated knee replacement, which was presented at the International Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery meeting in Paris, France.

Dr. Hernandez was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, and attended Easton Area High School. For college, he traveled to upstate New York to attend Cornell University, and majored in biology. During his undergraduate years, he took part in basic science and clinical research programs at some of the nation’s top research centers, including The Harvard School of Public Health, UCSF’s Cardiovascular Research Institute, and UCLA’s School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez graduated from Cornell with Honors.

He then attended Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in Chicago, and developed an early interest in orthopedics, specifically in joint replacement. He worked with surgeons in the orthopedic department researching the use of computers in joint replacement. This work, which was published in the Journal of Arthroplasty, showed that surgeons who use computer navigation in knee replacement achieve better alignment than surgeons who do not.

Returning to New York for his orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Hernandez chose to attend the State University of New York, at Buffalo, as it is the nation’s premier center for CAOS (computer assisted orthopedic surgery) and the site where the first computer-navigated knee replacement in the United States was performed. During residency, Dr. Hernandez’s research efforts focused on hip arthroscopy, a minimally invasive technique used to treat sports injuries and some degenerative conditions. His work, which explained how to safely repair the hip labrum, was published in Arthroscopy. Dr. Hernandez excelled during his surgical training, and upon graduation was honored as the recipient of The Chairman’s Award.


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Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAbrigham-and-whomens-hospitalharvard-medical-school
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
08/2009 – 07/2010

State University of New York, Buffalo, NYub-orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Training
Recipient of The Chairman’s Award
06/2004 – 06/2009

Northwestern University, Chicago, ILnorthwestern-university
Feinberg School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
08/2000 – 05/2004

Cornell University, Ithaca, NYcarnell-university
Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in All Subjects
08/1996 – 05/2000


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Certified July 24, 2012 the-american-board-of-orthopaedic-surgery
Medical Board of California State License
Issued 12/09/09


American Acadmemy of Orthopaedic Surgeonsaaos-logo
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
California Orthopaedic Association


Northwestern Center for Orthopaedics, Chicago, IL Prospective evaluation of an image-free computer-assisted
navigation system in total knee replacement 05/2004 Prospective evaluation of the Exeter femoral stem 08/2001 UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Cardiovascular Research Institute
The role of PAR2 on neutrophil activation 08/1999 Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
The plasminogen-plasmin enzyme complex
and the inhibitory effect of EACA on streptokinase 08/1998 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Department of Neurobiology
Apoptosis in the moth, Manduca sexta 05/1999 Boyce Thompson Institute of Plant Research Cornell University
The molecular biology of the Chestnut Blight fungus 08/1997


Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery-International
10th Annual Meeting, Paris, France
Safe tracker placement in computer-navigated TKA
Hernandez J, Bayers-Thering M, Phillips M, Krackow K


Advancements in Hip and Knee Treatment Options for the Primary Care Physician
Woodland Hills, California

Computer Navigated Total Knee Replacement
Industrial Injuries Symposium
Southern California Orthopedic Research & Education
Sherman Oaks, California

Repair or Replace: Indications for Reconstruction with a Megaprosthesis
Woodland Hills, CA

Advances in Joint Replacement
Arthritis Foundation Community Lecture
Northridge Hospital Medical Center


Safe Angle for Suture Anchor Insertion During Acetabular Labral Repair.
Hernandez JD, McGrath BE. Arthroscopy. 2008 Dec; 24(12):1390-4.

Computer Assisted Navigation in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Improved Coronal Alignment. Kim SJ, MacDonald M, Hernandez J, Wixson RL. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 2005 Oct; 20 (7 Suppl 3): 123-31.


Factors of Revision Knee Arthroplasty Study (FOREKAST Project)
Jeffrey Katz, MD, Thomas Thornhill, MD, Jaime Hernandez, MD

Hip Resurfacing: A Single Surgeon’s Initial Experience
Jaime Hernandez, MD, John Ready, MD, Susanna Santos, PA-C