Dr. Nunez was inspired to pursue a career in medicine at a young age when a close relative began suffering from heart disease. During medical school, he became fascinated by cardiac physiology and pathophysiology. Impressed by the wealth of technology and tools available to the modern cardiologist to treat illness and reduce suffering, he chose to further hone his skill set. He became a cardiac electrophysiologist because it allowed him to treat patients with conditions causing significant pain and suffering, such as atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. Additionally, Dr. Nunez found that cardiac electrophysiology allowed him to mitigate the impact of most heart rhythm disorders through the use of medications, surgery, and interventional procedures.

An elite training background

Dr. Nunez received his Doctor of Medicine degree cum laude at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He then continued his postgraduate training with a Categorical Residency in Internal Medicine at the NYU Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Nunez underwent further rigorous training as an Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Fellow at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, also in Brooklyn. After completing a prestigious Cardiology Fellowship at SUNY, Dr. Nunez went on to pursue a Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine/Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and was named Chief Fellow from 2020-2021.

Dr. Nunez has been published in nearly a dozen peer-review publications and has presented his innovative research at over 20 conferences, seminars, and networking events in his field. He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American Medical Association.

Education and Training:

  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Doctor of Medicine, cum laude 
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship; Warren Alpert School of Medicine/Brown University 
  • Cardiology Fellowship; SUNY Downstate Medical Center 
  • Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program Fellow; SUNY Downstate Medical Center 
  • Categorical Residency in Internal Medicine; NYU Lutheran Medical Center 
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Professional Experience:

  • Hospitalist; Wyckoff Heights Medical Center 
  • Research Assistant; Albert Einstein School of Medicine 
  • Pathology Instructor, USMLE Step 1 Review Course; Dominican Medical Association 
  • Health Educator; Alianza Dominicana

Board Certifications:

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular disease 
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Internal Medicine 
  • Diplomate- Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography NBE


  • Heart Rhythm Society 
  • American College of Cardiology 
  • American Heart Association 
  • American Medical Association 

Presentation and Publication Subjects:

  • Left Ventricular Thrombus
  • Coronary Angiography 
  • Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Infarction 
  • Ankle Brachial Index
  • Arterial Stiffness 
  • Laryngospasm
  • Echocardiography

On a personal note

Dr. Nunez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is married to a nurse practitioner and has two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, grilling, and running.

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