Bio


Dr. Mario Funes Hernandez is a clinical research nephrology fellow at Stanford University. He obtained his medical degree at the National Autonomous University of Honduras. His Internal Medicine residency was at Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, serving as assistant chief resident and was a recipient of the Sister Marie de Pazzi award as best resident of the Internal Medicine Class of 2020. He’s the current Nephrology Chief Fellow, a Heart Health Tech Fellow at the Stanford Center of Digital Health and a student in the Master of Science of Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Dr. Funes Hernandez has an American Heart Association Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Science award to assist in the development of digital health technology tools in the management of hypertension in patients with chronic kidney disease and resistant hypertension.

Institute Affiliations


  • Member (Postdoc), Cardiovascular Institute

Honors & Awards


  • UCSF-Stanford CERSI Diversity Scholars Program, UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI) (2021-2022)
  • Sister Marie de Pazzi Award (best resident award of the Internal Medicine Class of 2020), Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2020)
  • Outstanding PGY2 Resident Award, Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2019)
  • Outstanding PGY1 Resident Award, Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2018)

Professional Education


  • Chief Fellow, Stanford University Nephrology Fellowship (2021)
  • Assistant Chief Resident, Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Internal Medicine (2020)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2020)
  • Residency, Saint Peter’s University Hospital/Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Internal Medicine Residency (2020)
  • M.D., National Autonomous University of Honduras (2015)

Stanford Advisors


Current Clinical Interests


  • Nephrology
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension, Renovascular
  • Resistant Hypertension

Research Projects


  • Technology-Enabled Management of Hypertension in Patients with Resistant Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease

    Location

    Stanford University

    Organization

    Stanford University

All Publications


  • Self-limited Hypertension Due to Kidney Infarction. Kidney medicine Funes Hernandez, M., Bhalla, V., Isom, R. T. 2022; 4 (5): 100454

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.xkme.2022.100454

    View details for PubMedID 35509677

  • Hypothesis: Accessory renal arteries may be an overlooked cause of renin-dependent hypertension. Journal of human hypertension Funes Hernandez, M., Bhalla, V., Isom, R. T. 2021

    View details for DOI 10.1038/s41371-021-00632-2

    View details for PubMedID 34785773