Fernando Benitez, M.D.


Department: Surgery


Dr. Benitez earned his medical degree and his specialty in Emergency Medicine from the University of Puerto Rico. He then pursued a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center at Dallas, Texas. During his fellowship, he also completed the coursework for a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas, Houston. After the Fellowship, he joined the Emergency Medicine Training Program at UTSW as a faculty member and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and serves as the Assistant Medical Director for Scene Response and Field Operations for the Dallas Metropolitan BIOTEL (EMS) System.


Medical School University of Puerto Rico (1996)
Residency University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1999), Emergency Medicine
Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2001), Emergency Medicine


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Featured Publications

Bilateral Luxatio Erecta

Morrison L, Barrows T, Benitez F The Journal of Emergency Medicine 2003 24(1) 61-63

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

On-scene supervision

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

Velez LI, Benitez FL, Keyes DC In Emedicine.com 2001

Chemical warfare agents: the V series

Benitez FL, Velez LI, Keyes DC In Emedicine.com 2001

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Services Physicians
  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians