Physician Named to Leadership Roles at Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
07/18/2012

ARLINGTON, Texas — Obstetrician and gynecologist Ignacio Nunez, M.D., was recently elected as the vice chair for Texas Health Resources’ Physician Leadership Council (PLC). He also recently became the medical director of robotic surgery at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, leading the hospital’s efforts in minimally-invasive surgery.

Ignacio Nunez, M.D.
Ignacio Nunez, M.D.

The PLC works to promote physician involvement and engagement through physician leadership.

“Essentially, the Physician Leadership Council serves as a forum through which physicians share information throughout the health system and provide input on clinical and operational decisions. The council plays a key role in disseminating information to all the Texas Health medical staffs in order for leadership at the local hospital level to adapt to the changing health care environment,” said Nunez. “Physicians at all levels are assuming more leadership roles as the system expands from a focus on treating sick people to a wider focus on improving the overall well-being of people from birth to the end of life.”

In addition to his role on the PLC, Nunez serves as Texas Health Arlington Memorial’s robotic surgery medical director. Nunez is a strong proponent of using advanced technology for minimally invasive surgical procedures. For example, he oversees use of the hospital’s da Vinci Surgical System which can perform various single-site procedures, such as complex endometriosis, uterine fibroid removal, along with ovarian cyst and tumor removals.

Joining the hospital’s medical staff in 1984, Nunez has served in many key leadership positions. A former medical staff president at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, he twice was the hospital’s department chair of obstetrics and gynecology. And since 2010, Nunez has served as trustee for the Texas Health Harris Methodist Foundation.

Nunez attended the University of Texas at Arlington and UT-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his residency at Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Parkland Hospital.

Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Nunez delivered babies for more than 30 years. Along with his current clinical roles, Nunez remains active in the community. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Association, where he established a scholarship for pre-med students. In honor of his mother, the Carmen Trujillo Nunez Scholarship provides $1,125 to a deserving pre-med student attending the University of Texas at Arlington.

“I’m truly grateful to my wonderful wife and our extended family,” said Nunez. “Without their support, I could not serve the hospital or my community in the capacity in which I am blessed to do.”

Nunez and his wife, Lynda, have four children.

About Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital is a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. The hospital’s services include comprehensive cardiac care, women’s services, orthopedics, an advanced imaging center and emergency services. Texas Health Arlington Memorial is an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 25 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Huguley Memorial Medical Center, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.