President of the Pan-American Federation of Associations of Medical Schools (PAFAMS)
Dr. Marcos A. Núñez Cuervo is professor in the School of Medicine and dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Received his medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; completed his general surgery residency at the Dr. Luis E. Aybar Hospital in Santo Domingo and fellowship in hand surgery and microsurgery at the Kleinert, Kutz and Associates Hand Care Center in Louisville, Kentucky (United States); and achieved a master’s degree in educational management from UNIBE.
Dr Nuñez has held previous leadership positions in the Dominican Republic and Americas region serving as the Caribbean representative (2016-2022) of the Pan American Federations of Associations of Medical Schools (PAFAMS). He is the past president (2004-2006) of the Dominican College of Surgeons, past president (2009-2011) of the Dominican Association of Medical Colleges (ADOFEM), past vice-president (2016-2018) and president (2018-2022) of the Dominican Academy of Medicine, and co-founder of the Dominican Society in Hand Surgery. Fellowship of the International College of Surgeon and the American Burn Association.
Awards and recognitions: Teacher of the Year (2003) at UNIBE; Honorary Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Honorary Member of the Dominican Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Society; the Dominican Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; the Dominican Family Medicine Physicians Society. Distinguished Member of the Dominican College of Surgeons.
Professor Núñez is passionate about promoting patient safety as well as how to achieve excellence in medical education; and have special interests in global health and One Health.
He has presented more than 300 invited scientific lectures across three continents and published various articles in Hand surgery, Burns and medical education, including the book chapter in Hand Trauma published by the Panamerican Society of Trauma (2009).
His team is responsible of the first successful bilateral hand replantation in the Dominican Republic (2001).