Dr. Patiño-Fernández served on the faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UM). As Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, she conducted psychological and psycho-educational evaluations as part of a large interdisciplinary team, provided consultation services to the pediatric Endocrinology team, and provided outpatient behavioral consultations and therapy to children with a chronic illness and their families. In addition, Dr. Patiño-Fernández has conducted research with children with diabetes and obesity and their families to help develop culturally appropriate evidenced based interventions to improve the emotional and physical health of the children. She has published numerous manuscripts and presented locally, nationally, and internationally on these topics as well. While at UM, Dr. Patino-Fernandez was also an active member of the training program, providing clinical supervision to graduate students, psychology interns, and postdoctoral fellows.