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Dr. Gary Tunell '67

Current City

Dallas, Texas

Northwest Foundation Board Member

Board member since 2020

Board Involvement

  • Finance Committee


  • B.S., Biology, Northwest Missouri State University, 1967


  • Retired; Physician; Texas Neurology


Dr. Gary Tunell, a 1967 graduate of Northwest, recently retired after a 39-year career as a physician and president of Texas Neurology in Dallas. Simultaneously, he spent 21 years as chief of neurology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Born in Maryville, he attended Horace Mann Laboratory School and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Northwest before furthering his education at Kansas State University, the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Texas Southwestern. He has served as president of the Dallas Epilepsy Board and president of the Texas Neurological Society.

Why are you "forever green"?

"My education at Northwest Missouri State University has made so many great things possible in my career, it gave me the foundation that allowed me to accomplish my goals."