Patrick D. Nunnelly, MD

Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

High res-HS-Nunnelly, Patrick-0364-edit“I enjoy caring for women with both normal and high-risk pregnancies and have extensive experience in treating complex gynecologic conditions including infertility, fibroid tumors, pelvic prolapse, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence. I encourage my patients to become very involved in their care and use discussion and patient education to achieve best outcomes. I am always interested in hearing about new information my patients find on the web.”

Dr. Nunnelly began private practice in Austin in 1981. He joined our group practice in 1984, then called Drs. Des Rosiers & Wernecke, Associates. He has served as President of the group since 1995. Dr. Nunnelly has acquired extensive experience caring for normal and high-risk pregnancies, as well as complex gynecologic conditions including abnormal bleeding, fibroid tumors, abnormal Pap smears, infertility, endometriosis and pelvic pain. He has surgical expertise in almost all gynecologic procedures including laparoscopic procedures, use of laser, and vaginal surgery. He has focused his practice on the specialty of urogynecology, treating patients with pelvic prolapse and urinary incontinence. He receives referrals from primary care and other OB/GYN physicians for the treatment and care of patients with these conditions. Dr. Nunnelly teaches gynecologic surgery to OB/GYN resident physiciains in training. He also serves his colleagues with expert medical opinions in legal matters. He also serves his community by volunteering for indigent patient care through Project Access and the Volunteer Health Clinic.

Dr. Nunnelly was selected by local Austin women as one of the top OB/GYN Physicians in Austin in the local publication, Parenting in the 90’s. He was voted by his peers to be one of Austin’s Best Doctors in the January 2007 and January 2009 issues of Austin Monthly. Texas Monthly recognized him as a “Superdoc” in 2011.


Personal Information

Dr. Nunnelly is married to his college sweetheart Pam. Together they have three married children who also live in Austin, and have blessed them with 11 grandchildren. He and Pam both are committed to their family and to their church. Dr. Nunnelly has served his church as elder, Sunday school teacher, Welcome Team member, and teacher of sex education for pre-teens. He has helped organize and attended several mission trips to Honduras. He has also traveled to Nicaragua with Austin Samaritans to teach healthcare professionals about cervical cancer screening. Dr. Nunnelly is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys watersports, biking, landscaping, and ranching. He has a love of music and is committed to physical fitness.


Board Certification

Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1984


Professional Licensure

Licensed to practice in Texas


Hospital Affiliations

Seton Medical Center, Austin, Texas, St. David’s Medical Center, Austin, Texas,
Bailey Square Surgical Center, Austin, Texas



Bachelor of Arts, 1972, University of Texas at Austin, Medical Doctor, 1977,
Medical Doctor, 1977, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1977 – 1978
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1978 – 1981
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, John Sealy and Affiliated Hospitals


Professional Work History

The OB/GYN Group of Austin, Austin, Texas,
Formerly known as Drs. Des Rosiers & Wernecke, Associates, 1984 – Present Group OB/GYN Practice, Austin, Texas
Gynics Associates Group OB/GYN Practice, Austin, Texas, 1983 – 1983
Professional Organizations
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Executive Council, 1997-2000
Society of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeons
American Medical Association
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society
Austin Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Treasurer 1984-1988, President 1988-1990