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Fernando Aguirre Amezquita, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Maternal-Fetal Medicine Perinatology
    • Board Certified:
      Obstetrics / Gynecology
    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English, French, Spanish
    Biography

    What I Do
    Care in maternal-fetal medicine requires empathy and a good understanding of patient values and concerns. My goal is to guide patients through complex pregnancy scenarios to help achieve the best outcomes for both parents and their babies. My clinical interests include maternal cardiac disease and malignancies in pregnancy, and fetal and genetic diagnosis.

    Why I Love My Work
    During medical school in Mexico, I directed women’s health activities in my assigned community and had great success achieving women’s health goals. For this reason, I chose to become an OB/GYN.

    I have always enjoyed caring for others and learning the complexity of the human body. I enjoy spending time with my patients to learn about their perspectives and experiences throughout pregnancy. The challenge of a prenatal fetal diagnosis allows me to continuously learn.

    I chose CentraCare because it has a great Maternal-Fetal Medicine program. I was impressed by the level of care provided and the well-rounded team. I am excited to be in the beautiful state of Minnesota.

    Getting to Know Me
    Outside of work I enjoy doing outdoor activities with my wife and dog, hiking, dancing, and trying new foods.

    Education
    • Medical School
      Escuela de Medicina Ignacio A. Santos Tecnologico de Monterrey
    • Residency
      Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Fellowship
      University of Minnesota Medical School, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Professional Memberships

    American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO