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Diplomate Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders

Dr. Nunez graduated from Francisco Marroquin University, School of Medicine (Guatemala City, Guatemala) on 10/17/1994. He moved to the Miami, FL on 06/10/1995 to do his postgraduate training (specialty and subspecialties).

His postgraduate training (Internship & Residency) in Internal Medicine was done at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami (third largest public and third largest teaching hospital in US) from 7/1995 – 6/1998. He became certified by the ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine in 1998.

He then subspecialized in Pulmonary Medicine (ABIM certified in Pulmonary Medicine in 2000) and in Critical Care Medicine from 07/1998 -06/2001(ABIM certified in Critical Care Medicine 2001).

Lastly, he joined the 1-year Fellowship (subspecialty) program at the Sleep Disorders Medicine in Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL from 07/2001-06/2002. He became certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) in 2005.

His previous academic experience included his last year of subspecialty, 07/2000-06/2001, when he was nominated Chief of Fellows at the Pulmonary & Critical Care Division Jackson Memorial Hospital, Mt. Sinai and VAMC Miami, FL and assisted in the training of junior fellows.

His clinical research included a 5 month study at A. G. Holley State Hospital in Lantana, FL (one of the last Tuberculosis Sanitarium in the US, where patients receive inpatient treatment for Tuberculosis, including multi drug resistance MDR and extended drug resistant XDR). His clinical research was focused in re-infection and re-activation of pulmonary tuberculosis with DNA-based epidemiologic analysis (Restriction Length Fragment Polymorphism). This study was presented in Toronto Canada, for the Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) on May 2000 and published at the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine in March 2000. He also participated in clinical studies including ” CNS manifestations of paradoxical reaction in HIV positive tuberculosis patients on HAART ” , presented at the 7th Conference on Retroviruses & Opportunistic Infections in San Francisco, CA in January, 2000.