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Dr Desiree Fernandez

Migraine Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand Clinical Advisory Group member

Dr Fernandez is a neurologist with a special interest in headache disorders. Dr Fernandez graduated from University College Cork (National University of Ireland) in 1996, and moved to the UK to undertake her basic medical training before moving back to Ireland to complete her advanced training in Neurology. She completed her MD research on the genetics of Familial Hemiplegic Migraine and was awarded a prize for presentation of her work at the Irish Neurological Association meeting.

Dr Fernandez moved to New Zealand in 2013. She practises as a headache specialist at Wellington Hospital and a neurologist at Top of the South Neurology, Nelson and at the former Nelson Marlborough DHB (now in the Te Waipounamu regional division of Te Whatu Ora).

Dr Fernandez lives in Nelson with her family.