Henry Muniz, MD, FACP

Dr. Henry Muniz joined Renal Specialists of Houston in 1985 after completing a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Utah. He moved from Salt Lake City to Clear Lake City, where he has lived and served in the medical community for many years. He has held the position of Chief of Staff at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Hospital (formerly Clear Lake Regional Medical Center) and has chaired multiple committees. He now sits on the board while also directing the hospital’s busy acute dialysis program. Speaking fluent Spanish, Dr. Muniz is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and is medical director of Fresenius Kidney Care Clear Lake Dialysis Center.

PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC

  • Director, Acute Dialysis Center, HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Hospital
  • Board Member, HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Hospital
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Chief of Staff, HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Hospital, 2011 – 2013
  • HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake Hospital and Bayshore Hospital Committees Served:
    • Chairman, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
    • Member, Medical Executive Committee
    • Chairman, Intensive Care Unit Committee
    • Member, Peer Review Committee
  • Staff Physician, Veterans Administration Hospital, Helena Montana, 1978 - 1982
  • Emergency Room Director, Billings Deaconess Hospital, 1977 - 1978

RENAL FELLOWSHIP

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City 1982 - 1984

RESIDENCY

  • Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 1974 - 1977

MEDICAL SCHOOL

  • University of Miami, Miami Florida 1970 - 1974

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Life Time Achievement
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomat in Nephrology-Lifetime Achievement

AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST

  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Cardiac Disease in Renal Failure

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital

MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Renal Physicians Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Medical Association
  • Renal Physicians Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • Westenfelder, C. Haws, R.M., Muniz H. Duffy, C. Menlove R.L. and Baranowski R.L., “Renal Function in the First Artificial Heart Patient.” Kidney International 25:179, 1984.
  • Haws, R.M., Muniz H. Duffy, Baranowski R.L., Westenfelder C., “Unilateral Arterial Obstruction Causes and Decrease in GFR, Reduction in Glomerular Diameter and Blunted Kaliuretic
    Response to Bumetanide and Furosemide.” Kidney International 25:289, 1984.
  • Westenfelder C., Muniz H. and Baranowski R.L,“Furosemide is Ineffective in Acute Renal Failure because of Proximal Tubular Necrosis.” (Submitted for publication to IXth International Congress of Nephrology).