Ernie attended medical school at Midwestern University in Chicago and his Emergency Residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He has been in practice for over 20 years in South Florida where he is currently the Assistant Medical Director for an Emergency Department and Professor of Medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Medicine. Ernie is married with 2 children in college and enjoys being an “empty nester” along with spending time offshore fishing, gardening, and teaching medical students. Dr. Lugo has always loved Texas for its friendly, down-to-earth people and is excited to become a part-time Texan. Dr. Lugo’s family will be spending quite a bit of time in Texas as well and they look forward to becoming part of the East Texas community.