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Jade M. Nunez
( out of 35 reviews )

Jade M. Nunez, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

University of Utah Hospital

General Surgery, Area E
801-585-1618
  • As an Acute Care Surgeon, Dr. Nunez’s practice is centered on the surgical care of critically-ill and injured patients. He completed his general surgery residency and fellowships in surgical critical care and acute care surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. An Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah, he serves as Associate Trauma Medical Director and is responsible for performance improvement initiatives. He is also core faculty at the Center for Global Surgery, focusing on building educational programs and surgical capacity in Mongolia.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
    American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surgical Critical Care)

    Patient Rating

    4.4 /5
    ( out of 35 reviews )

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    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    November 25, 2022
    University Hospital

    Overall, I felt like a statistic. Complications after surgery were not addressed in a timely manner. It took the emergency room in my hometown four hours away to get a timely appointment to look at complications from surgery.

    September 24, 2022
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Nunez was AMAZING. He truly saved my life!

    July 23, 2022
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    All goodVary positive

    January 30, 2022
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    The Dr was great

  • As an Acute Care Surgeon, Dr. Nunez’s practice is centered on the surgical care of critically-ill and injured patients. He completed his general surgery residency and fellowships in surgical critical care and acute care surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. An Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah, he serves as Associate Trauma Medical Director and is responsible for performance improvement initiatives. He is also core faculty at the Center for Global Surgery, focusing on building educational programs and surgical capacity in Mongolia.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions General Surgery
    Board Certification
    American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
    American Board of Surgery (Sub: Surgical Critical Care)

    Education history

    Diploma Public Health - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine M.S.P.H.
    Acute Care Surgery - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Fellow
    Residency General Surgery - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Resident
    Surgical Critical Care - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Fellow
    Residency General Surgery - Ochsner Clinic Foundation Resident
    Medicine - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center M.D.
    Undergraduate Biological Sciences and Minor in Psychology - Louisiana State University B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Cole KL, Nguyen S, Gelhard S, Hardy J, Cortez J, Nunez JM, Menacho ST, Grandhi R (2023). Factors Associated with Venous Thromboembolism Development in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurocrit Care.
    2. Argandykov D, Dorken-Gallastegi A, El Moheb M, Gebran A, Proao-Zamudio JA, Bokenkamp M, Renne AM, Nepogodiev D, Bhangu A, Kaafarani HMA, Siaw-Acheampong K, Argus L, Chaudhry D, Dawson BE, Glasbey JC, Gujjuri RR, Jones CS, Kamarajah SK, Khatri C, Keatley JM, Lawday S, Li E, Mann H, Marson EJ, McLean KA, Picciochi M, Taylor EH, Tiwari A, Simoes JFF, Trout IM, Venn ML, Wilkin RJW, Bhangu A, Nepogodiev D, Dajti I, Gjata A, Boccalatte L, Modolo M, Cox D, Pockney P, Townend P, Aigner F, Kronberger I, Hossain K, Vanramshorst G, Lawani I, Ataide G, Baiocchi G, Buarque I, Gohar M, Slavchev M, Agarwal A, Brar A, Martin J, Modolo MM, Olivos M, Calvache J, Rivera CJP, Hadzibegovic AD, Kopjar T, Mihanovic J, Klat J, Novysedlak R, Christensen P, El-Hussuna A, Batista S, Lincango E, Emile SH, Mengesha MG, Hailu S, Tamiru H, Kauppila J, Laukkarinen J, Arnaud A, Albertsmeiers M, Lederhuber H, Loffler M, Tabiri S, Metallidis S, Tsoulfas G, Lorena MA, Grecinos G, Mersich T, Wettstein D, Ghosh D, Kembuan G, Brouk P, Khosravi M, Mozafari M, Adil A, Mohan HM, Zmora O, Fiore M, Gallo G, Pata F, Pellino G, Satoi S, Ayasra F, Chaar M, Fakhradiyev IR (2023). Is perioperative COVID-19 really associated with worse surgical outcomes? A nationwide COVIDSurg propensity-matched analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 94(4), 513-524.
    3. Nunez JM, Nellermoe J, Davis A, Ruhnke S, Gonchigjav B, Bat-Erdene N, Zorigtbaatar A, Jalali A, Bagley K, Katz M, Pioli H, Bat-Erdene B, Erdene S, Orgoi S, Price RR, Lundeg G (2022). Establishing a baseline for surgical care in Mongolia: a situational analysis using the six indicators from the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. BMJ Open, 12(7), e051838.
    4. COVIDSurg Collaborative (2021). Outcomes and Their State-level Variation in Patients Undergoing Surgery With Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Infection in the USA: A Prospective Multicenter Study. Ann Surg, 275(2), 247-251.
    5. Akowuah E, Benson RA, Caruana EJ, Chetty G, Edwards JG, Forlani S, Gradinariu G, Murphy GJ, Oo AY, Patel AJ, Ridley B, Rogers LJ, Sanders J, Tyson N, Vaja R, Siaw-Acheampong K, Argus L, Chaudhry D, Dawson BE, Glasbey JC, Gujjuri RR, Jones CS, Kamarajah SK, Khatri C, Keatley JM, Lawday S, Li E, Mann H, Marson EJ, Mclean KA, Picciochi M, Taylor EH, Tiwari A, Simoes JF, Trout IM, Venn ML, Wilkin RJ, Bhangu A, Nepogodiev D, Dajti I, Gjata A, Boccalatte L, Modolo MM, Cox D, Pockney P, Townend P, Aigner F, Kronberger I, Hossain K, VanRamshorst G, Lawani I, Ataide G, Baiocchi G, Buarque I, Gohar M, Slavchev M, Agarwal A, Brar A, Martin J, Olivos M, Calvache J, Perez Rivera CJ, Hadzibegovic AD, Kopjar T, Mihanovic J, Klat J, Novysedlak R, Christensen PA, El-Hussuna A, Batista S, Lincango E, Emile SH, Mengesha MG, Hailu DS, Tamiru H, Kauppila J, Laukkarinen J, Arnaud A, Albertsmeiers M, Lederhuber H, Loffler M, Tabiri S, Metallidis S, Tsoulfas G, Lorena MA, Grecinos G, Mersich T, Wettstein D, Ghosh D, Kembuan G, Brouk P, Khosravi M, Mozafari M, Adil A, Mohan HM, Zmora O, Fiore M, Gallo G, Pata F, Pellino G (2021). Early outcomes and complications following cardiac surgery in patients testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019: An international cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, 162(2), e355-e372.
    6. Kaitlin McArthur, Cassandra Krause, Eugenia Kwon, Xian Luo-Owen, Meghan Cochran-Yu, Lourdes Swentek, Sigrid Burruss, David Turay, Chloe Krasnoff, Areg Grigorian, Jeffry Nahmias, Ahsan Butt, Adam Gutierrez, Aimee LaRiccia, Michelle Kincaid, Michele N Fiorentino, Nina Glass, Samantha Toscano, Eric Ley, Sarah R Lombardo, Oscar D Guillamondegui, James M Bardes, Connie DeLaO, Salina M Wydo, Kyle Leneweaver, Nicholas T Duletzke, Jade Nunez, Simon Moradian, Joseph Posluszny, Leon Naar, Haytham Kaafarani, Heidi Kemmer, Mark J Lieser, Alexa Dorricott, Grace Chang, Zoltan Nemeth, Kaushik Mukherjee (2021). Trauma and nontrauma damage-control laparotomy: The difference is delirium (data from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma SLEEP-TIME multicenter trial). J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 91(1), 100-107.
    7. COVIDSURG Collaborative (2021). SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. Br J Surg.
    8. COVIDSURG Collaborative (2021). Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection:an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia.
    9. Bravo L, Nepogodiev D, Glasbey JC, Li E, Simoes JFF, Kamarajah SK, Picciochi M, Abbott TEF, Ademuyiwa AO, Arnaud AP, Agarwal A, Brar A, Elhadi M, Mazingi D, Cardoso VR, Lawday S, Sayyed R, Omar OM, de la Madina AR, Slater L, Venn ML, Gkoutos G, Bhangu A, Karwath A, Siaw-Acheampong K, Argus L, Chaudhry D, Dawson BE, Gujjuri RR, Jones CS, Khatri C, Keatley JM, Mann H, Marson EJ, Mclean KA, Taylor EH, Tiwari A, Trout IM, Wilkin RJW, Dajti I, Gjata A, Boccalatte L, Modolo MM, Cox D, Pockney P, Townend P, Aigner F, Kronberger I, Hossain K, VanRamshorst G, Lawani I, Ataide G, Baiocchi G, Buarque I, Gohar M, Slavchev M, Martin J, Olivos M, Calvache J, Rivera CJP, Hadzibegovic AD, Kopjar T, Mihanovic J, Klat J, Novysedlak R, Christensen P, El-Hussuna A, Batista S, Lincango E, Emile SH, Mengesha MG, Hailu S, Tamiru H, Kauppila J, Laukkarinen J, Albertsmeiers M, Lederhuber H, Loffler M, Tabiri S, Metallidis S, Tsoulfas G, Lorena MA, Grecinos G, Mersich T, Wettstein D, Ghosh D, Kembuan G, Brouk P, Khosravi M, Mozafari M, Adil A, Mohan HM, Zmora O, Fiore M, Gallo G, Pata F, Pellino G, Satoi S, Ayasra F, Chaar M (2021). Machine learning risk prediction of mortality for patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2: The COVIDSurg mortality score. Br J Surg, 19(4).
    10. Senekjian L, Birkas Y, Buhavac M, Dayal S, Mukherjee K, Nygaard R, Pierce S, Buaza G, Sperry J, Eriksson E, Leon SM, Kopelman T, Spadafore P, Kopatsis A, Moore F, Taylor A, Colonna A, Enniss T, McCrum M, Nunez J, Young J, Nirula R (2020). Stop flailing: The impact of bicortically displaced rib fractures on pulmonary outcomes in patients with chest trauma - an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 89(4), 658-664.
    11. Colonna AL, Bellows BK, Enniss TM, Young JB, McCrum M, Nunez JM, Nirula R, Nelson RE (2020). Reducing the pain: A cost-effectiveness analysis of transversus abdominis plane block using liposomal bupivacaine for outpatient laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Surg Open Sci, 2(2), 75-80.
    12. Carlock TC, Barrett JR, Kalvelage JP, Young JB, Nunez JM, Colonna AL, Enniss TM, Nirula R, McCrum ML (2019). Telephone Follow-Up for Emergency General Surgery Procedures: Safety and Implication for Health Resource Use. J Am Coll Surg, 230(2), 228-236.
    13. Colonna AL, Bellows BK, Enniss TM, Young JB, McCrum M, Nunez JM, Nirula R, Nelson RE (2020). Reducing the pain: A cost-effectiveness analysis of transversus abdominis plane block using liposomal bupivacaine for outpatient laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Surg Open Sci, 2(2), 75-80.
    14. Colonna AL, Griffiths TM, Robison DC, Enniss TM, Young JB, McCrum ML, Nunez JM, Nirula R, Hardman RL (2019). Cholecystostomy: Are we using it correctly? Am J Surg, 217(6), 1010-1015.
    15. Kornfeld JE, Katz MG, Cardinal JR, Bat-Erdene B, Jargalsaikhan G, Nunez J (2018). Cost Analysis of the Mongolian ATLS© Program: A Framework for Low- and Middle-Income Countries. World J Surg, 43(2), 353-359.
    16. Katz MG, Price RR, Nunez JM (2018). Local Research Catalyzes National Surgical Planning Comment on "Global Surgery - Informing National Strategies for Scaling Up Surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa". Int J Health Policy Manag, 7(11), 1058-1060.
    17. Byrge N, Heilburn M, Winkler N, Sommers D, Evans H, Cattin LM, Scalea T, Stein DM, Neideen T, Walsh P, Sims CA, Brahmbhatt TS, Galante JM, Phan HH, Malhotra A, Stovall RT, Jurkovich GJ, Coimbra R, Berndtson AE, OCallaghan TA, Gaspard SF, Schreiber MA, Cook MR, Demetriades D, Rivera O, Velmahos GC, Zhao T, Park PK, Machado-Aranda D, Ahmad S, Lewis J, Hoff WS, Suleiman G, Sperry J, Zolin S, Carrick MM, Mallory GR, Nunez J, Colonna A, Enniss T, Nirula R (2018). An AAST-MITC Analysis of Pancreatic Trauma: Staple or Sew? Resect or Drain? J Trauma Acute Care Surg.
    18. Wall, V, Fleming KI, Tonna, JE, Nunez J, Lonardo, N, Shiplet RW, Nirula, R, Pannucci, CJ (2017). Anti-factor Xa measurements in acute care surgery patients to examine enoxaparin dose. Am J Surg.
    19. Nunez JM, Becher RD, Rebo GJ, Farrah JP, Borgerding EM, Stirparo JJ, Lauer C, Kilgo P, Miller PR (2015). Prospective Evaluation of Weight-Based Prophylactic Enoxaparin Dosing in Critically Ill Trauma Patients: Adequacy of AntiXa Levels Is Improved. Am Surg, 81(6), 605-9.
    20. Byrnes KW, DeBenedetti A, Holm NT, Luke J, Nunez J, Chu QD, Meschonat C, Abreo F, Johnson LW, Li BD (2007). Correlation of TLK1B in elevation and recurrence in doxorubicin-treated breast cancer patients with high eIF4E overexpression. J Am Coll Surg, 204(5), 925-33; discussion 933-4.

    Review

    1. Krause C, Kwon E, Luo-Owen X, McArthur K, Cochran-Yu M, Swentek L, Burruss S, Turay D, Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Butt A, Gutierrez A, LaRiccia A, Kincaid M, Fiorentino MN, Glass N, Toscano S, Ley E, Lombardo SR, Guillamondegui OD, Bardes JM, DeLaO C, Wydo SM, Leneweaver K, Duletzke NT, Nunez J, Moradian S, Posluszny J, Naar L, Kaafarani H, Kemmer H, Lieser MJ, Dorricott A, Chang G, Nemeth Z, Mukherjee K (2021). Dexmedetomidine and paralytic exposure after damage control laparotomy: risk factors for delirium? Results from the EAST SLEEP-TIME multicenter trial. [Review]. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg, 48(3), 2097-2105.
    2. Kwon E, Krause C, Luo-Owen X, McArthur K, Cochran-Yu M, Swentek L, Burruss S, Turay D, Krasnoff C, Grigorian A, Nahmias J, Butt A, Gutierrez A, LaRiccia A, Kincaid M, Fiorentino M, Glass N, Toscano S, Ley EJ, Lombardo S, Guillamondegui O, Bardes JM, DeLaO C, Wydo S, Leneweaver K, Duletzke N, Nunez J, Moradian S, Posluszny J, Naar L, Kaafarani H, Kemmer H, Lieser M, Hanson I, Chang G, Bilaniuk JW, Nemeth Z, Mukherjee K (2021). Time is domain: factors affecting primary fascial closure after trauma and non-trauma damage control laparotomy (data from the EAST SLEEP-TIME multicenter registry). [Review]. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg, 48(3), 2107-2116.

    Letter

    1. Tabiri S, Kamarajah SK, Nepogodiev D, Li E, Sravanam S, Owusu SA, Mahama H, Agyeman YN, Arthur J, Kunfah SM, Gyamfi FE, Owusu EA, Loffler MW, Wandoh P, Bhangu A, Siaw-Acheampong K, Argus L, Chaudhry D, Dawson BE, Glasbey JC, Gujjuri RR, Jones CS, Khatri C, Keatley JM, Lawday S, Mann H, Marson EJ, McLean KA, Picciochi M, Taylor EH, Tiwari A, Simoes JFF, Trout IM, Venn ML, Wilkin RJW, Gjata A, Modolo MM, Townend P, Kronberger I, Hossain K, Vanramshorst G, Lawani I, Ataide G, Gohar M, Agarwal A, Olivos M, Hadzibegovic AD, Kopjar T, Klat J, Novysedlak R, El-Hussuna A, Lincango E, Tamiru H, Albertsmeiers M, Lederhuber H, Metallidis S, Lorena MA, Grecinos G, Mersich T, Wettstein D, Ghosh D, Khosravi M, Adil A, Pata F, Pellino G, Satoi S, Fakhradiyev IR, Jamal M, Elhadi M, Gulla A, Roslani A, Outani O, Noltes M, Osinaike B, Williams E, Pejkova S, Augestad KM, Soreide K, Al Balushi Z, Daraghmeh MAM, Gomez H, Parreno-Sacdalan MD, Azevedo J, Cunha M, Santos I, Bonci EA, Negoi I, Litvin A, Ntirenganya F, Radenkovic D, Xiang FKH, Hoe CM, Yong JNC, Nhlabathi N, Wickramasinghe D, Elmujtaba M, Jebril W, Leventolu S, Benson R, Caruna E (2021). Impact of Bacillus Calmette-Gue´rin (BCG) vaccination on postoperative mortality in patients with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection [Letter to the editor]. BJS Open, 5(6).
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