Dr. Javier Pérez-Fernández serves as Medical Director of the Critical Care Services at Baptist Hospital of Miami. He is as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He is also a member of the Florida Acute Surgical Task Force.
Dr. Pérez-Fernández, originally from Pamplona, Spain, completed his medical degree at the University of Navarra, Spain to later train in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the University Hospital and the VA Medical Center. He completed his Critical Care Training at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, under the mentoring of Dr. Phillip Dellinger and Dr. Joseph Parrillo.
Dr. Perez-Fernandez manages a large group of critical care physicians, South Florida Critical Care Services, overseeing the operations of seven ICUs with over 350 beds. He has been a regional and national recognized leader during the COVID-19 pandemic with multiple TV and media appearances and consulting services for several national and international organizations. He has been directly involved in the development of Rapid Response Teams, technology implementation and “open ICU” models. He has lectured worldwide in these and other topics and he is frequently invited to share his knowledge in international forums. He is the Treasurer-elect and chair of the Rapid Response Team Committee at the “Federación Panamericana e Ibérica de Sociedades de Medicina Crítica y Cuidados Intensivos (FEPIMCTI)” and the Latin Leaders Committee at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).
Dr. Perez-Fernandez is author of many original publications and articles being co-editor of the book “Critical Care Administration: A Clinical Guide” recently published and the soon-to-be published Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS), 7th Edition by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).