Joel D. Hernandez, MD

Joel D. Hernandez, MD

Nephrology, Prenatal Diagnosis and Treatment

On staff since February 2013

Academic Title: Assistant Professor


  • Kelly Mukilteo, WA 01.07.15

    Our daughter was diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and admitted to Seattle Children's Hospital. She was quickly placed under the care of Dr. Hernandez. He was absolutely amazing to work with during a time of devastation and worry for our family. He explained everything well to our family and always seemed to be one step ahead of the progression of the HUS. We truly believe that Dr. Hernandez and team saved our daughter, and for that, we will always be grateful. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a personable, knowledgable, and truly skilled physician.

  • K Richland, WA 04.06.14

    Chronic kidney disease at any stage is scary for a parent to face. Fortunately, Dr. Hernandez not only explained the condition in depth for us, he gave us hope for our son's future. We like his treatment approach and appreciate his positive attitude!

  • Shannon Kirkland 09.27.13

    Dr Hernandez is a wonderful doctor and has been kind to our son. I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with kidney failure with their child. He very caring and compassionate and willing to look outside the box for treatments. The Spokane community was sad to see him go..fortunately, we've moved to now we may get to keep him as our doctor! Yeah!

  • Tricia Sandpoint, Idaho 05.07.13

    Dr. Hernandez is a wonderful Doctor. He is very thorough, competent and kind. I can't thank him enough for the care and knowledge he has given our family.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Nephrology

Medical/Professional School

University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Manila


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit


Pediatric Nephrology, Mattel Children's Hospital - UCLA, Los Angeles

Clinical Interests

General nephrology, hemolytic uremic syndrome and kidney stones

Research Description

Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome