Apr. 5, 2013 – TROY, N.Y. — New Shelves Distribution is proud to announce that Lighthouse Publishing has just released The Spirit of the Heart: Stories of Family, Hope, Loss, and Healing (ISBN: 978-0985906108, $24.95) by Dr. Ismael Nuño.
For over thirty-five years, Dr. Nuño healed patients’ hearts. As one of America’s former leading cardiac surgeons, fixing “broken” hearts gave him a unique and intimate view into the power of the heart. Even coming face to face with death and in losing patients, there is a beauty that can exist even in loss. The Spirit of theHeart is a collection of heart-warming stories that resonate at the core of our humanness. He graciously offers the insights he has gained from occupying a front-row seat at some of life’s most real and raw moments. These tender stories teach us about what it means to be human, to be connected to others, to love, to live, to forgive.
Doctor Nuño was born in Mexico in 1950. He received his undergraduate education at UCLA and obtained a BA in Zoology in 1972. He then received his MD degree in 1976. Dr. Nuño received his training in General Surgery at UCSD as well as Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California and his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. He is a member of numerous professional societies including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The American College of Cardiology, The Western Thoracic Surgical Association and The American College of Surgeons.
Doctor Nuño served in the United States Army for ten years and was Chief of Surgery in Heidelberg, Germany and Seoul, South Korea. He was on the teaching staff of the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland where his duties included being adjunct surgeon for the White House and Congress in 1990. He was Deputy Commander of the 5th MASH Unit during Desert Storm in the Middle East and left the military with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
He is the immediate past Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the LAC+USC Medical Center, Dr. Nuño’s hospital appointments included the USC-University Hospital, Huntington Memorial Medical Center and the LAC+USC Medical Center. He was President of the American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate in 2003-04. Dr. Nuño is also the current Medical Advisor for the Alfred Mann Institute of Bioengineering at USC, and was Medical Advisor for the St. Jude Medical Corporation for the Western United States. He was named President /Elect and Chief of Staff /Elect for the medical association at the LAC+USC Medical Center. He signed a contract to be Medical Advisor for the ABC television network for their medical serial programming. Dr. Nuño has a list of published scientific journal articles, book chapters and is very active on the medical speaker’s network. He has delivered numerous lectures locally, nationally and internationally. The Spirit of the Heart is his first non-fiction book.