Dr. Nunez is the chief medical officer and senior vice president of Medical Affairs for CareFusion. In this role, he leads a multidisciplinary team that provides the expertise and guidance necessary to align the clinical realities of modern healthcare with the business strategies of the various operating units across CareFusion. This includes the staff and activities of the Center for Safety and Clinical Excellence. He is also responsible for supporting the safety, quality and regulatory efforts that touch every phase of the product and client lifecycle.
Dr. Nunez is an accomplished physician and well-respected medical executive who brings a unique blend of clinical expertise and business experience to the field of healthcare technology. Dr. Nunez has published and presented extensively on the topics of healthcare informatics, clinical workflow automation, analytics and decision support, cerebral blood flow auto-regulation, ischemia-reperfusion injury and medical history.
Before joining CareFusion, Dr. Nunez served as the chief physician executive for a division of UnitedHealth Group, providing medical expertise and direction for corporate strategy and product development within their portfolio of healthcare technology solutions. Prior to UnitedHealth Group, he was a practicing anesthesiologist, intensivist and hospitalist, and served as the director of Education and Research for the division of Critical Care Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast.
He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he also completed postgraduate training in anesthesiology and fellowships in both critical care medicine and clinical research. Dr. Nunez has an active appointment as adjunct professor of Biomedical Informatics at San Diego State University, where he also serves as associate director of the Biomedical Informatics Research Center. Dr. Nunez is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the European Society of Anesthesia, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Health Management Academy.