Gonzalez Hernando

Hernando Gonzalez, MD

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

“I am honored to work at Hennepin Healthcare and take privilege in serving such a diverse community of patients. I work with an amazing group of mission-driven and compassionate multispecialty colleagues who allow me to provide the best patient-centered care possible. A good number of my patients are Hispanics who love being able to express and communicate in their native Spanish language. I concentrate on attentive listening to be able to find and provide the individual needs and proper care of each of my patients.”

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Gonzalez specializes in general and interventional Gastroenterology and performs a varied number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including Endoscopic Ultrasound and Endoscopic Cholangiopancreatography. He enjoys teaching medical students, fellows, and residents. He chairs and coordinates the UCIMED student exchange program which is a very successful resource for house staff at our institution that has been active for over 20 years.

Medical School

  • Escuela Autonoma de Ciencias Medicas, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA


  • Internal Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, Minneapolis, MN, USA


  • Gastroenterology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota


  • Resident Research Award, Department of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, 1996
  • Alumnus of the Year, Department of Medicine, Hennepin Healthcare, 2010
  • Fellow, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Top Doctors  2017, Minnesota Monthly


“I enjoy traveling, playing tennis and the tournaments at the USTA local chapter leagues and spending time with my family.”