Leadership & Staff

Dr. Nunez

Lourdes Nunez

Medical Director

Lourdes Nunez, M.D. is a family practitioner and the medical director at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami.  She also maintains a family medicine practice for outpatients at her Kendall office on 120th Street.  Dr. Nunez has been on staff at HealthSouth since 2000.  Her presence in the facility has brought a competent and calming component to her patients, family members and staff. 

Dr. Nunez received her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  She completed her internship and residency in family practice at the Good Samaritan Regional Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Dr. Nunez’s approach is gentle, but thorough.  She is a proponent of preventative measures for optimum health and open-minded to alternative healthcare practices.  


Lourdes Nunez, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

Luis Aguiar

Luis E. Aguiar, FMD, RN, MHSA, LHCRM

Business Development Director

Luis is the director of marketing operations for HealthSouth Miami and has more than 18 years of medical experience working in an array of positions including as a physician for 13 years, director of case management, clinical marketing liaison and admissions liaison. He received his medical degree at Medical University of Villa Clara, Cuba. Luis offers expert level skills in the areas of clinical protocols, regulatory requirements, marketing, communications, admissions and technology management and is accustomed to collaborating with various departments to obtain desired goals and maintain an efficient and effective process. 

Rafael Alvarez Luis

Rafael Alvarez Luis, ARNP, RN, CRRN, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer

Rafael Alvarez Luis, ARNP, RN, CRRN, MSN is the chief nursing officer at HealthSouth Miami Rehabilitation Hospital. He has more than 10 years of acute care nursing experience and has worked in several nursing positions during his career at HealthSouth Miami. Rafael received his MSN and ARNP from the Universidad de Turabo in Puerto Rico and is a member of the National ARNP Association Board. He was appointed as the CNO of HealthSouth Miami in 2018 and has been optimal in assisting with organizational change, performance measurement, quality and process improvement, patient safety and group facilitation.

Maite Maguregui

Maite Maguregui MS, CCC-SLP

Director of Therapy Operations

Maite joined the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami as speech therapy team leader in September 2014. Maite has a bachelor’s degree in exceptional student education from Florida International University and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Nova Southeastern University. She began her career as a speech-language pathologist in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital and skilled nursing facility with a specific interest in swallowing disorders. She is now certified and highly skilled in VitalStim therapy and has completed numerous continuation education courses in dysphagia management.

Jose Zambrana

Jose Zambrana


Jose is a certified public accountant with more than 18 years of progressive financial and accounting experience. He is also an attorney admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico’s state and federal courts. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Jose was international controller for a Miami-based insurance company. From 2012 to 2014, Jose held his own law and accounting practice, where he represented clients in torts, labor law matters, contracts, collections and social security disability cases. He also provided accounting services such as audit, tax advisory and other attestation and consulting services for his clients. Jose is a former vice-president and controller for MAPFRE Life Insurance Company, where he was in charge of supervising all the finance and accounting activities for more than 13 insurance products. Prior to joining MAPFRE, Jose was the director of fiscal affairs for the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration, where he was in charge of managing the accounting department as well as the $1.4 billion budget of the state health insurance plan, which was sponsored by the government.