Dr. Agueda Hernandez is the Associate Director of the WKBH/FIU Family Medicine Residency and is the medical director of the Family Medicine Center. She promotes the program's vision of providing leading practices in education and compassionate care in a high-tech and high-touch environment. She joined West Kendall Baptist Hospital in April 2012. Previously, Dr. Hernandez operated a solo private practice that served as a clinical preceptorship site for FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine students. Prior to that, she was a core faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and ultimately served as the Assistant Director of Pre-doctoral Education. While at UM, she was the primary author of a Residency Training in Primary Care Grant and successfully obtained funding from the DHHS Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to provide Public Health Advocacy and Cultural Competence Training. As co-director of the project, she developed and implemented a curriculum in cultural competence for residents and adapted it for use with undergraduate medical students. Earlier in her career, Dr. Hernandez was a resident at the innovative Lawrence Family Practice Residency in Massachusetts, where she served as Chief Resident and subsequently joined the faculty of the residency program. During her time as a faculty member, she was Associate Residency Director and Associate Clinical Director for Latino Health 2010, a CDC-funded REACH Project aimed at developing community-based interventions for addressing health disparities. Dr. Hernandez received the Doctor of Medicine degree from Brown in 1996.