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Santiago Hernandez
Santiago Hernandez Medical Director at Chapala Med - Offices of Santiago R. Hernandez M.D.

Santiago Hernandez is an accomplished medical professional with a robust international career. He is a primary health care provider and organizer of international healthcare services with specialization in primary healthcare providing, medical direction, coordination of international healthcare and medical tourism, facial aesthetic medical procedures like Botox and dermal fillers, as well as conducting medical interpretation training seminars and certification. Currently, he holds the Medical Director position at Chapala Med, the Offices of Santiago R. Hernandez M.D., a role he undertook since November 2012. He has been concurrently a Medical Director and Physician at Ribera Medical Center Hospital since March 2018, and the Owner and Medical Doctor at Primary Health Care & Medical Tourism Practice from 2012 to present. Aside from his major roles, he has also provided medical and legal interpretation services as a self-employed professional since January 2006.

Hernandez is based in the Greater Chicago Area and earned his M.D. from the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, with a focus on Medicine & Surgery. Prior to that, he studied Biology at Indiana University Bloomington. His remarkable practical expertise and experiences are complemented with skills in Botox and Restylane. His professional trajectory includes providing medical services in Franklin Park, Illinois at Mannheim Medical from August 2010 to November 2012, where his hard work established a strong foundation for his subsequent ventures. With more than 400 professional LinkedIn connections, Santiago Hernandez continues to expand his influence in the medical field.

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Full name
Santiago Hernandez
Greater Chicago Area
Medical Director
Chapala Med - Offices of Santiago R. Hernandez M.D. (since 2012)
LinkedIn Connections
International Primary Healthcare Provider /Coordinator of International Healthcare Services Specialties: International Primary Healthcare Provider Medical Director for Primary Care Practice & Private Hospital Coordinator of International Healthcare & Medical Tourism Facial Aesthetic Medical procedures(Botox & Dermal Fillers) Medical interpretation training seminars and certification.
Botox Restylane


Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
Attended in 1998 - 2004
Field of study: Medical Doctor & Surgeon
Indiana University Bloomington
Attended in 1990 - 1995
Field of study: Biology


Chapala Med - Offices of Santiago R. Hernandez M.D.
Ajijic, Jalisco
Medical Director
Nov 2012 - Present
Ribera Medical Center Hospital
Ajijic, Jalisco
Medical Director & Physiclan
Mar 2018 - Present

Article for MAXWELL MAGAZINE - Ground-breaking ceremony for Ribera Medical Center.
Primary Health Care & Medical Tourism Practice
Medical Doctor/Owner
Nov 2012 - Present

1. Provider of Primary & Urgent Care
2. International Healthcare referrals,coordination & supervision(i.e Cosmetic/Plastic & Bariatric Surgery)
3. Medical Tourism Management & Coordination
4. Dermatological Services including: Non-surgical Facial rejuvenation & skin cancer screening and prevention
5. Legal Medical documentation services
6. Medical translation and interpretation by health-care providers who are completely fluent in Spanish & English
Self Employed
Greater Chicago Area,
Medical & Legal Interpreter - Spanish
Jan 2006 - Present

Provide Spanish Medical & Legal interpretation primarily in various clinical settings around the Chicagoland area. Also provide legal interpretation in a court and private law practice settings.

As a medical interpreter for Spanish speaking patients with limited or no understanding of the English language, I have been assigned to a great deal and diverse number of patients and clinical cases. Through the agency I work for, I have been assigned to work at various prestigious hospitals in the Chicago area which include; Northwestern University Hospital, University of Chicago Hospital, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Loyola University Hospital and various Advocate Healthcare system hospitals including Good Samaritan and Christ Hospital, Lutheran General.
Mannheim Medical
Franklin Park, Illinois
Medical Services
Aug 2010 - Nov 2012

Medical Services and supervised medical externship
- Provided supervised Primary Health Care Services
- Dermatological Services