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Eric M. Hernandez, PhD,MD

    • Specialties: Sleep Medicine
    I originally grew up in the Twin Cities and moved out to the East Coast for my advanced training. While in Washington DC, I earned my MD as well as a PhD in neuroscience from Georgetown University Medical Center. After graduation, I chose to move back to Minnesota to spend more time with family. I enjoy reading, kayaking/canoeing, fishing, board games, and spending time with my wife and three children.
    • College
      Bachelor Science in Biology, Georgetown University, DC PhD in Neuroscience, Georgetown University Medical Center, DC
    • Medical School
      Georgetown University Medical Center, DC
    • Internship
      Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
    • Residency
      Neurology, University of Minnesota, MN
    • Fellowship
      Neurophysiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Sleep Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Certifications & Licensure
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Sleep Medicine
    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
    • Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
    • Board eligible, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO