Tony Manuel MD, MMM

Medical Advisor

Dr. Tony Manuel is a practicing anesthesiologist in Austin, Tx.  He is a partner with United States Anesthesia Partners-Central Texas and has been in practice since 2002.  He also is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School.

Dr. Manuel received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, attended the University of Texas Health Science Center for medical school, completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina, where his was recognized as the outstanding graduating resident and was a fellow in Cardiovascular Anesthesia at Duke

University.  In 2017 he received his Master in Medical Management degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Manuel has held numerous leadership roles throughout his career both within his group and in the Ascension Seton system.   He has served as the President of the Medical Staff for Ascension Seton, Chief of the Medical Staff for University Medical

Center Brackenridge, Chief of Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Chairs the Network

Clinical Care Council for Surgery.  He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ascension Seton system.


In 2016 he was recognized by his peers and awarded Physician of the Year.   Dr. Manuel was a TEDMED research scholar in 2016, his work was recognized and he was awarded the full cost of attendance to the meeting.  In December 2019 he was highlighted by the American Medical Association’s Physician Innovation Network (PIN) and now serves as an Advisor to the PIN.  He was an invited guest for the Consumer Electronic Show in 2020 and part of a panel looking at new healthcare technologies.

Dr. Manuel is a founding Board Member for Dynamic Light a startup that uses Speckle Laser Technology to map blood flow non-invasively without the use of dyes.  He serves as a clinical advisor for Directed Systems, a U.K. company that has developed a clinical decision support device for the recognition and treatment of hypotension during surgery.

Recently Dr. Manuel has stepped in as the Interim Director of Surgical Services at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.  This work has led him to being named to an Ascension task force that is looking to redefine the way work is completed in the operating room.

In his free time Dr. Manuel loves to spend time with his wife and two children.  He is an avid golfer, traveler, food and wine enthusiast.