L.E. Gomez MD MBA MPH FAAEM

Secretary-Treasurer, AAEM

L.E. Gomez, MD MBA MPH FAAEM, is our current Secretary-Treasurer and board liaison to our Ethics Committee and Social EM and Population Health. His clinical practice in emergency medicine is at the University of Maryland and in West Virginia for WVU Health. He has held various faculty positions including associate professor for Howard University College of Medicine. He earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, in biochemistry and was a research scientist prior to earning his MD from the Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine-NYU. He completed an internship in medicine at Boston University prior to residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals and later earned an MBA in Healthcare Administration and an MPH at the Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has served as medical director for emergency departments, community health centers, occupational health facilities, and urgent care centers over his twenty plus years in emergency medicine practice. He is a part-time healthcare consultant for GLG specializing in business performance, and improvement of patient experience. He serves as consultant for our Physician Group and the AAEM Physician Group Board of Directors.

L.E. is dedicated to advocacy for fair and equitable emergency physician practice environments and hosts a podcast series for AAEM reviewing research on the issue. He is a former Health Policy and Advocacy Congressional Fellow, served as consulting clinician for CMS MIPS for Yale’s Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation. He is a member of our Government and National Affairs Committee, and as Treasurer for the Capital Region Chapter Division, helping to lead emergency physician advocacy on The Hill through our efforts at HPEM. He authored our recent AAEM Statement on Excited Delirium calling for greater accountability by EMS, Law Enforcement, and our judicial system.

L.E. is dedicated to the foundational ideals of AAEM, lead the recent update to our mission statement which now reflects our current professional realities and the dynamic growth of our organization. He is champion for disseminating our message through increased investment in marketing and expanding our reach through coordinated social media networking nationally and internationally.
Dr. Gomez has published original research on the economic power of diversity to improve performance, outcomes, and influence culture. He is former Chair of the JEDI Section, continues to act as a mentor to young emergency physicians and is frequent contributor to Common Sense on topics including due process, bias training, and revised business models as paths to maximizing value and improving healthcare outcomes. As a speaker for upcoming MEMC23, he is bringing that message abroad as part of AAEM’s mission to ensure equitable care internationally.

L.E. and his family live in Annapolis, Maryland where he continues to be a dedicated father and mentor. He also enjoys hiking, baseball, and plays guitar in his spare time.