Fernando A Ferrer

Fernando A Ferrer, MD

  • SENIOR FACULTY | Urology


Urology, Pediatric Urology

Fernando (Ferd) Ferrer, MD, FACS, FAAP, Chief Operating Officer of Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, Vice Chair of Hospital Operations in the Department of Pediatrics, and Network Medical Director for Pediatric Services for the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Ferrer is a Professor of Pediatric Urology, specializing in hypospadias and re-operative repair for failed hypospadias, epispadias, exstrophy complex, prenatal urology and voiding dysfunction. Dr. Ferrer was most recently Professor of Surgery and Cell Biology at the University of Nebraska, and Surgeon-in-Chief at Omaha Children’s Hospital. Previously, he served as Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine where he was also Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery. In addition, he was the Peter J. Deckers MD, Chair of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center where he directed the Division of Pediatric Urology.  

A native of the northeast, Dr. Ferrer attended Seton Hall University and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his Urologic Surgical training at the University of Connecticut’s School of Medicine and his pediatric urology and research fellowship at the Brady Urologic Institute at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Ferrer has published 100 articles and over 25 book chapters. He has given over 35 lectures and visiting professorships. Dr. Ferrer has also been an active investigator funded by the NIH. His research has focused on renal injury and cellular mechanisms of children’s cancer.

During his career, Dr. Ferrer has served on several national committees, including the Children’s Oncology Group and The Pediatric Urologic Oncology Working Group, where he is a Past President. He has been a permanent study section member for the National Cancer Institute, and has reviewed for the National Kidney Foundation, the National Academies and the American Urologic Association. He also serves as a peer reviewer for multiple scientific journals. Dr. Ferrer served as a Diving Medical Officer in the U.S. Navy and participated in operation Desert Storm.

Read “Dysfunctional Voiding in 7-Year-Old with Autism and ADHD” in the 2021 Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Report. 

Clinical Focus

  • Hypospadias
  • Complex Hypospadias Reconstruction
  • Epispadias
  • Bladder Exstrophy
  • Congenital Anomalies of Genital Tract
  • Disorders of Sexual Development
  • Chordee
  • Hydrocele
  • Varicocele
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • UTI


Pediatric Urology

American Board of Urology

Clinical Focus

  • Chordee
  • Congenital Anomalies of the Genital Tract
  • Hydrocele/Varicocele
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
  • Undescended Testes
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux


MD, Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine

Internship, General Surgery, Naval Medical Center

Residency, Urology, University of Connecticut

Fellowship, Pediatric Urology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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