Meet Surgeon and Author Dr. Edgar Hernandez on July 21

Posted by John Wolfe on 17th Jul 2018

Book-signing event Noon to 2 pm Saturday, July 21, 2018

Dr. Edgar Hernandez has stories to share. They are stories of hardship, dreams, family and love.

The noted Chandler surgeon and cancer specialist has just published his second book, "Earth Angel with a Green Card: A Mexican Mother's Journey of Faith, Hope and Dreams to Join her Children in the USA."

It is the true story of the author’s mother, who spent her life in service to others, especially her children. During her modest early life in rural Mexico, she bore 11 children, whom she raised with very few resources.

Dr. Hernandez will be the guest of Sibley's West for a book-signing and reading from noon to 2 pm Saturday, July 21. Copies of his books will be available.

His mother also acted as a nurse for her medical practitioner husband. When the author emigrated to the USA at the age of 9½, it broke her heart, but through her faith, hope, and dreams, she joined him and other members of the family several years later.

Her work-ethic, love, and faith inspired her children and many others to live fulfilling and happy lives.

The book is Dr. Hernandez's second, following his autobiography, "On the Border of a Dream."

That book recounts his childhood in La Mira, Mexico, and his eventual travel to join an older brother in Phoenix, in America. From there, he followed his dream to be a doctor, to help others.

It's an amazing journey.

Dr. Hernandez, 68, has served as chief of surgery, chief of staff, and member of the board at Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler. He has been a surgeon for more than 30 years.

In the last 10 years, Dr. Hernandez has dedicated himself to the end of breast surgery. He cares for women with minimal to devastating breast cancers. He is now part of the Ironwood Cancer and Research Center, a renowned oncology center in Arizona, and a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a practicing oncoplastic breast surgeon.

Dr. Hernandez has also been generous with his time and resources. He has led and participated in many mission trips to Mexico to perform surgeries, teach and train Mexican surgeons, and bring medical equipment and supplies to underfunded Mexican hospitals.

In addition to being a proud husband and father, he is now a happy grandfather of six granddaughters from the ages of six months to 16 years.