Edgar Hernandez, MD

Regional Medical Director

Dr. Edgar Hernandez a board-certified Adult Psychiatrist in Austin, TX, with interests in psychopharmacology and interventional psychiatry.

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More about Edgar Hernandez, MD

Dr. Edgar I. Hernandez is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry. He has been practicing medicine for over 10 years. His areas of interest include psychopharmacology, interventional psychiatry, and medical education.

Dr. Hernandez has gained extensive experience treating various psychiatric disorders in diverse populations including minority patients, LGBTQ+ individuals, and veterans. He has focused his career on treating treatment-resistant mood disorders with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Dr. Hernandez also has a passion for the use of new therapeutics such as ketamine infusions and Esketamine in the treatment of depression.

Dr. Hernandez provides his services in Austin, Texas. He understands the great need for mental health services in the state and is excited to be a part of the MHS team leading the way in the transformation of mental health care delivery.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Hernandez enjoys fitness, grilling, and traveling.

Education & Experience

Dr. Hernandez received his medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. While his career began in surgery, Dr. Hernandez found that his most satisfying moments came from sitting down and talking with his patients about their problems. As his interest shifted to focus on mental health, he then completed his general psychiatry residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Visiting Fellowship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation from Duke University School of Medicine, 2021
  • Yale SOM Executive Education Healthcare Management from Yale School of Management, 2021
  • Diplomate from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015
  • Certificate of Training: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation from Neuronetics, 2012
  • Member, American Psychiatric Association
  • Member, International Society of Sports Psychiatry
  • Member, Washington Psychiatric Society
  • Member, Medical Society of the District of Columbia
  • Member, American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners
  • Member, Clinical TMS Society
  • Member, International Society for ECT and Neurostimulation


Hernandez EI. ADHD: Child/Adolescent/Adults. In: Glick ID, Orr DG, Balon R, eds. ASCP Model Psychopharmacology Curriculum for Medical Students, Primary Care Residents/Mental Health Clinicians. 5th edition. The American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Inc. 2020.

Rado JT, Hernandez EI. Therapeutic Neuromodulation for Treatment of Schizophrenia. In: Janicak PG, Mader SR, Tadon R, Goldman M., eds. Schizophrenia: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. New York, NY: Springer. 2014.

Thomas TA, Hernandez EI. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for the Treatment of Major Depression. Psychopharm Review. 2013 Dec; 48(12):89-96.

Rado JT, Hernandez EI, Janicak PG. Novel Approaches for Managing Schizophrenia: Part II. Psychopharm Review. 2013 Nov; 48(11):81-88.

Moshel Y, Hernandez EI, Samadani U et al. Acute Renal Insufficiency, Supraventricular Tachycardia and Confusion After Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein for Lumbosacral Spine Fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2008 June; 8:859-593.

Hernandez EI. Neurology & Neurosurgery. In: Perez MC, Botsford LK, Liaw W, eds. Deja Review: Family Medicine. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 2007

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