Mike Hernandez, M.S.

Senior Statistical Analyst


  • M.S. in Biometry, The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

Areas of Interest

  • Analysis of survey data
  • Analysis of survival data
  • Logistic regression analysis

Some Recent Publications

Wagner JL, Fearmonti R, Hunt KK, Hwang RF, Meric-Bernstam F, Kuerer HM, Bedrosian I, Crosby MA, Baumann DP, Ross MI, Feig BW, Krishnamurthy S, Hernandez M, Babiera GV. Prospective evaluation of the nipple-areola complex sparing mastectomy for risk reduction and for early-stage breast cancer. Annals of Surgical Oncology 2012; 19(4): 1137-1144.

Hernandez-Valero MA, Bustamante-Montes LP, Hernandez M, Halley-Castillo E, Wilkinson AV, Bondy ML, Olvera N. Higher risk for obesity among Mexican-American and Mexican immigrant children and adolescents than among peers in Mexico. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2012; 14(4): 517-522.

Bruno JJ, Hernandez M, Ghosh S, Pravinkumar SE. Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in cancer patients. Supportive Care in Cancer 2012; 20(6): 1159-1167.

Landry CS, Grubbs EG, Hernandez M, Hu MI, Hansen MO, Lee JE, Perrier ND. predictable criteria for selective, rather than routine, calcium supplementation following thyroidectomy. Archives of Surgery 2012; 147(4): 338-344. 

Paxton RJ, Garcia-Prieto C, Berglund M, Hernandez M, Hejek RA, Handy B, Brown J, Jones LA. A randomized parallel-group dietary study for stages II-IV ovarian cancer survivors. Gynecologic Oncology 2012; 124(3): 410-416. 

Torres-Vigil I, Mendoza TR, Alonso-Babarro A, De Lima L, Cardenas-Turanzas M, Hernandez M, de la Rosa, A, Bruera E. Practice patterns and perceptions about parenteral hydration in the last weeks of life: a survey of palliative care physicians in Latin America. Journal of Pain Symptom Management 2012: 43(1): 47-58. 

Hong DS, Cabanillas ME, Wheler J, Naing A, Tsimberidou AM, Ye L, Waguespack SG, Hernandez M, El Naggar AK, Bidyasar S, Wright J, Sherman SI, Kurzrock R, Busaidy NL. Inhibition of the Ras/Raf/MEK/ERK and RET kinase pathways with the combination of the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib and the farnesyltransferase inhibitor tipifarnib in medullary and differentiated thyroid malignancies. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2011; 96(4): 997-1005. 

Paxton RJ, Jones LA, Chang S, Hernandez M, Hajek RA, Flatt SW, Natarajan L, Pierce JP. Was race a factor in the outcomes of the Women's Health Eating and Living Study? Cancer 2011; 117(16): 3805-3813.

Wiegand LR, Hernandez M, Pisters LL, Spiess PE. Surgical management of lymph-node positive prostate cancer: Improves symptomatic control. BJU International 2011; 107(8): 1238-1242. 

Mattiuzzi GN, Cortes J, Alvarado G, Verstovsek S, Koller C, Pierce S, Blamble D, Faderl S, Xiao L, Hernandez M, Kantarjian H. Efficacy and safety of intravenous voriconazole and intravenous itraconazole for antifungal prophylaxis in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia or high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome. Supportive Care in Cancer 2011; 19(1): 19-26.

Barahmani N, Lopez A, Babu D, Hernandez M, Donely SE, Duvic M. Serum T helper 1 cytokine levels are greater in patients with alopecia areata regardless of severity or atopy. Clinical & Experimental Dermatology 2010; 35(4): 409-416. 

Cabanillas ME, Waguespack SG, Bronstein Y, Williams MD, Feng L, Hernandez M, Lopez A, Sherman SI, Busaidy N. Treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer: the MD Anderson experience. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2010; 95(6): 2588-2595.

Childs MA, Wood CG, Spiess PE, Debiane LG, Hernandez M, Matin SF, Millikan RE, Siefker-Radtkie A, Scott SM, Pisters LL. Early results of chemotherapy with retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for isolated retroperitoneal recurrence of upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma after nephroureterectomy. Canadian Journal of Urology 2010; 17(3): 5184-5189.

Novy D, Hamid B, Driver L, Koyyalagunta L, Ting J, Perez M, Schneider VF, Phan P, Hernandez M, Burton AW. Preliminary evaluation of an educational model for promoting positive team attitudes and functioning among pain medicine fellows. Pain Medicine 2010; 11(6): 841-846.

Spiess PE, Katz AE, Chin JL, Bahn D, Cohen JK, Shinohara K, Hernandez M, Bossier J, Kassouf W, Pisters LL. A pretreatment nomogram predicting biochemical failure after salvage cryotherapy for locally recurrent prostate cancer. BJU International 2010; 106(2): 194-198.

Schier R, Guerra D, Aguilar J, Pratt GF, Hernandez M, Boddu K, Riedel B. Epidural space identification: a meta-analysis of complications after air versus liquid as the medium for loss of resistance. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2009; 109(6): 2012-2021.

Arun B, Vogel KJ, Lopez A, Hernandez M, Atchley D, Broglio KR, Amos CI, Meric-Bernstam F, Kuerer H, Hortobagyi GN, Albarracin CT. High prevalence of preinvasive lesions adjacent to BRCA1/2-associated breast cancers. Cancer Prevention Research (Philadelphia, Pa) 2009; 2(2): 122-127.

Spiess PE, Hernandez MS, Pettaway CA. Contemporary inguinal lymph node dissection: minimizing complications. World Journal of Urology 2009; 27(2): 205-212.

Costelloe CM, Dickson K, Cody DD, Hernandez M, DeMouy EH. Computed tomography reformation in evaluation of fracture healing with metallic fixation: correlation with clinical outcome. Journal of Trauma 2008; 65(6): 1421-1424.

Hernández-Valero MA, Thomson CA, Hernández M, Tran T, Detry MA, Theriault RL, Hajek RA, Pierce JP, Flatt SW, Caan BJ, Jones LA. Comparison of baseline dietary intake of Hispanic and matched non-Hispanic white breast cancer survivors enrolled in the Women's Healthy Eating and Living study. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2008; 108(8): 1323-1329.

De Angulo G, Hernandez M, Morales-Arias J, Herzog CE, Anderson P, Wolff J, Kleinerman ES. Early lymphocyte recovery as a prognostic indicator for high-risk Ewing sarcoma. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 2007; 29(1): 48-52.

Spiess PE, Kassouf W, Stienberg JR, Tuziak T, Hernandez M, Tibbs RF, Czerniak B, Kamat AM, Dinney CPN, Grossman HB. Review of the MD Anderson experience in the treatment of bladder sarcoma. Urologic Oncology 2007; 25(1): 38-45.

Spiess PE, Lee AK, Busby JE, Jordan JJ, Hernandez M, Burt K, Troncoso P, Merriman KW, Pisters LL. Surgically managed lymph node-positive prostate cancer: Does delaying hormonal therapy worsen the outcome? BJU International 2007; 99(2): 321-325.

Gor B, Hoang TS, Yi J, Esparza A, Hernandez M, Jones LA. Cancer Screening Practices among Chinese and Vietnamese in the greater Houston area. California Journal of Health Promotion 2007, 5: 105-112.

Evans JG, Spiess PE, Kamat AM, Hernandez M, Wood CG, Pettaway CA, Dinney CPN, Pisters LL.  Chylous ascites as a complication of post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. The Journal of Urology 2006; 176: 1463-1467.

Powner DJ, Hernandez M.  A review of thyroid hormone administration during donor care. Progress in Transplantation 2005; 15: 202-207.

Roberts RE, Lee ES, Hernandez M, Solari AC. Symptoms of insomnia among adolescents in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Sleep 2004; 27(4): 751-760.

Powner DJ, Hernandez M, Rives TE. Variability among hospital policies for determining brain death in adults. Critical Care Medicine 2004; 32: 1284-1288.

Emery RJ, Charlton MA, Orders AB, Hernandez M. Using fault tree analysis to identify causes of non-compliance: Enhancing violation outcome data for the purposes of
education and prevention.  Health Physics Society 2001; 80: S16-S21.


Updated March 7, 2013