Luis Fernandez

Dr. Luis Fernandez, M.D., KHS, KCOEG, FACS, FASAS, FCCP, FCCM, FICS, is a Professor of Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, UT Health Science Center-Tyler, Texas. He is The University of Texas-Tyler School of Medicine Bill Barrett Inaugural Endowed Chair in Trauma Surgery. He serves as a Trauma Surgeon and Medical Director of Trauma Wound Care, at UT Health East– Tyler, TX. He is a Member, of the American College of Surgeons National Committee on Trauma. Dr. Scott Norwood and Dr. Fernandez co-founded both trauma programs in Tyler, TX.

Dr. Fernandez served as Director of Trauma Surgery / Trauma Surgeon-in Chief, Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler, TX, Chairman, Div. of Trauma Surgery/Surgical Critical Care, Chairman Emeritus, Div. of Trauma / Acute Care Surgery, Chief Flight Surgeon, Chief of Trauma SICU at CHRISTUS MFH from 1993-2019. He is Board Certified in General Surgery / Surgical Critical Care, Forensic Traumatology, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Fernandez is a decorated Texas Medical Ranger, a retired Brigadier General in the Texas State Guard who commanded the TXSG Medical Brigade / Medical Rangers from 2009 to 2014. He serves as Vice Chairman of the State Guard Association of the United States Medical Academy and is Commander Emeritus, Texas Commandery, Military Order of Foreign Wars.



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