Adrian Hernandez MD, MHS

Adrian Hernandez

Core Faculty

Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS


MD, University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Hernandez is a cardiologist with extensive experience in clinical research ranging from clinical trials to outcomes and health services research. He is Vice Dean for Clinical Research in the School of Medicine and a Faculty Associate Director of the DCRI. He leads research programs focused on understanding population health, generating real-world evidence, and improving patient-centered outcomes through development of new therapies and better care delivery in our national health system. He is the Coordinating Center Principal Investigator for multiple networks and clinical trials such as the NHLBI’s Heart Failure Clinical Research Network, PCORI’s National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet) and NIH’s Health System Collaboratory. A central aim of these networks is to transform clinical research by uniting patients, clinicians, health systems, and electronic health data to improve population health and decision making. Dr. Hernandez has over 450 published articles in top peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of MedicineJournal of the American Medical Association, and Lancet.

Weissler EH, Clare RM, Lokhnygina Y, Buse JB, Goodman SG, Katona B, et al. Predicting major adverse limb events in individuals with type 2 diabetes: Insights from the EXSCEL trial. Diabet Med. 2021 Oct;38(10):e14552.

Barbery CE, Giczewska A, White J, Lokhnygina Y, Mentz RJ, Holman RR, et al. Effect of once-weekly exenatide on hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome or coronary revascularization in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Am Heart J. 2021 Sep;239:59–63.

Fudim M, Spates T, Sun J-L, Kittipibul V, Testani JM, Starling RC, et al. Early diuretic strategies and the association with In-hospital and Post-discharge outcomes in acute heart failure. Am Heart J. 2021 Sep;239:110–9.