Biography

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.

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Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999-2001), Emergency Medicine
  • Residency - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1996-1999), Emergency Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1992-1996)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
Books & Publications