Omaha Public Radio News
8:40 am
Mon February 28, 2011

UNMC administrator dies of heart attack

Omaha, NE – A UNMC administrator who led medical missions to Haiti last year has died.

The school announced Sunday that Dr. Rubens Pamies died at his sister's home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He was 52 years old and suffered an apparent heart attack. Pamies was a native of Haiti. He spent the first six years of his life there before moving to the U.S.

Pamies led teams of UNMC doctors on medical missions to Haiti after last year's earthquake there. Earlier this year, Pamies published a book about the Haiti earthquake.

Dr. Pamies is survived by his five children, his sister, and brother-in-law.