- Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1992-1996)
- Residency - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1996-1999), Emergency Medicine
- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999-2001), Emergency Medicine
Fernando Benitez, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in emergency medical services.
Dr. Benitez earned his medical degree at the University of Puerto Rico, where he also completed a residency in emergency medicine. He received advanced training in emergency medical services through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.
Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Benitez joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1999.
Dr. Benitez is the Assistant Medical Director for the Dallas Metropolitan BIOTEL (EMS) System, the Medical Manager for Texas Task Force 2 (Urban Search and Rescue), and a tactical physician for the Dallas Police Department SWAT team.
He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Texas College of Emergency Physicians.
- American College of Emergency Physicians
Chemical warfare agents: the binary agents
Velez LI, Benitez FL, Keyes DC In Emedicine.com 2001
Role of the physician in the prehospital management of trauma: North American Perspective
Benitez FL, Pepe PE Current Opinion in Critical Care 2002 8(6) 551-558
Bilateral Luxatio Erecta
Morrison L, Barrows T, Benitez F The Journal of Emergency Medicine 2003 24(1) 61-63
Recurrent life-threatening ventricular dysrhythmias associated with acute hydrofluoric acid ingestion: observations in one case and implications for mechanism of toxicity.
Vohra R, Velez LI, Rivera W, Benitez FL, Delaney KA Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2008 Jan 46 1 79-84
The lifesaving potential of specialized on-scene medical support for urban tactical operations.
Metzger JC, Eastman AL, Benitez FL, Pepe PE Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors 2009 Oct-Dec 13 4 528-31
Retinal detachment diagnosed by bedside ultrasound in the emergency department.
Kahn A, Kahn AL, Corinaldi CA, Benitez FL, Fox PC The California journal of emergency medicine / California Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine 2005 Jul 6 3 47-51
Endotracheal intubation in the field: con position.
Wigginton JG, Benitez FL, Pepe PE Hospital medicine (London, England : 1998) 2005 Feb 66 2 91-4
Role of the physician in prehospital management of trauma: North American perspective.
Benitez FL, Pepe PE Current opinion in critical care 2002 Dec 8 6 551-8
Chemical warfare agents: the V series
Benitez FL, Velez LI, Keyes DC In Emedicine.com 2001
Conductive electrical devices: a prospective, population-based study of the medical safety of law enforcement use.
Eastman AL, Metzger JC, Pepe PE, Benitez FL, Decker J, Rinnert KJ, Field CA, Friese RS The Journal of trauma 2008 Jun 64 6 1567-72
Mechanical devices for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Wigginton JG, Miller AH, Benitez FL, Pepe PE Current opinion in critical care 2005 Jun 11 3 219-23
Death by quinine.
Morrison LD, Velez LI, Shepherd G, Bey T, Benitez FL Veterinary and human toxicology 2003 Dec 45 6 303-6
Serotonin syndrome with elevated paroxetine concentrations.
Velez LI, Shepherd G, Roth BA, Benitez FL The Annals of pharmacotherapy 2004 Feb 38 2 269-72
Benitez FL, Pepe PE In Kuehl AE (ed) Prehospital Systems & Medical Oversight. National Association of EMS Physicians 2002 3rd ed 330-339
- Chemical warfare agents: the binary agents