SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion Corporation (NYSE: CFN), a global, medical technology company, announced today the appointment of Carlos M. Nunez, M.D. as its chief medical officer (CMO).
Dr. Nunez, 45, is an anesthesiologist, intensivist and hospitalist as well as an experienced health care technology leader. He has devoted much of his business career in the areas of clinical effectiveness, information technology, public policy and international markets.
Most recently, Dr. Nunez was chief physician executive at Picis since 2000. Prior to that role, he was a practicing clinician and director of Education and Research for the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast in North Carolina.
"Dr. Nunez's clinical expertise and extensive knowledge in health care informatics aligns with our focus on delivering actionable information from our devices to help hospitals improve the safety and cost of health care," said Kieran Gallahue, chairman and CEO of CareFusion. "In addition, his global business experience and ability to identify emerging trends in healthcare technology brings a valuable viewpoint to our product development and innovation pipeline."
Dr. Nunez received his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, where he also completed his post-graduate training in anesthesiology and critical care medicine. He has published and presented extensively on the topics of healthcare informatics, clinical data analysis, medical technology, cerebral blood flow auto-regulation and medical history.
CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve patient care. The company develops market-leading technologies including Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AirLife™, AVEA® and LTV® series of ventilators and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® skin prep products, MedMined™ services for infection surveillance, V. Mueller® and Snowden-Pencer® surgical instruments and NeuroCare diagnostic products. CareFusion employs more than 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.
SOURCE CareFusion Corporation