LE Gomez, MD MBA FAAEM

Candidate for At-Large Director

University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

Nominated by: Lisa A. Moreno, MD MS MSCR FAAEM FIFEM; Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM

Membership: 2006-2023
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

AAEM Activities (past five years)

AAEM Board of Directors
AAEM Foundation Board of Directors
AAEM LEAD-EM Board of Directors
AAEM Physician Group (AAEM-PG) Board of Directors
Attended 2021 AAEM Leadership Academy Program
Capital Region Chapter Division of AAEM (CR/AAEM) Board of Directors
Chapter Division Committee
Social EM and Population Health Interest Group Board Liaison
DEI Committee
DEI Committee Board Liaison
Government and National Affairs Committee
MEMC Abstract Reviewer
MEMC Speaker
Scientific Assembly Speaker

Candidate Statement

Dear AAEM Colleagues,

It has been a humbling experience to serve our academy in defense of our specialty and the promotion of fair and equitable practice environments. As I asserted in my first candidate statement, without AAEM to protect the right of EM specialists to define and control our practice and advocate for its integrity, the best interests of our patients will be compromised. As large corporate groups continue to put profits before patients (or any of us), the expansion of services within our AAEM-PG and new AAEM Locums Group (LG) (both efforts I had the honor of contributing to) are essential in order to help change the landscape of our practice. I plan to increase the number of members that participate in the collective effort to push this agenda forward.

With the help of exceptional colleagues on our board, we have taken action to defend our specialty in court, in the legislature and using hospital contracts to protect due process and protect independent groups. We are bringing forward concrete steps to increase diversity, equity and inclusion with real initiative to change the demographics and culture in our specialty society. Our goal is to ensure AAEM is a truly democratic and transparent organization committed to living up to our values and spreading that message worldwide. These are not just platitudes, but real programs you will see in effect at our upcoming Scientific Assembly in St. Louis this June. We are also looking at how we invest so that we put our money where our mouth is, to market our strengths and grow, and promote equity and inclusion using our financial power and influence. These are tangible efforts to address the crisis of violence, divisiveness and hatred that threatens to overtake all our democratic institutions and erode the social fabric that would threaten our specialty. As the ancient African proverb reminds us “if you want to go far, go together.” With your vote, I will continue to work to ensure that together, all of us at AAEM continue to walk the walk.

 

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