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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 serves as Trauma Surgeon, Medical Director, Trauma Wound Care, UT Health – Tyler, TX. He is a Member, 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, Associate Medical Trauma Director, 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 served as Clinical Assistant Prof. of Surgery and Family Practice at the UTHCT, Tyler from 1983-2019. He is an Adjunct Clinical Prof. of Nursing and Medicine at U.T. Arlington School of Nursing, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Prof., Dept. of Medical Education, UNT Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Prof., Dept. of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions, UNT, Fort Worth, TX and has been an Assistant Prof. of Surgery at the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons among many other organizations, and is well published in peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

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