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McAllen Mayor Jim Darling continues to interview key leaders in the community, discussing issues important to McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley. His latest installment of “Meeting with the Mayor” features Dr. Juan Pablo Gomez, Medical Director of the Intensivist Program at Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
Dr. Gomez joined Mayor Darling for the second installment with medical specialists in the area to help answer urgent questions regarding the current COVID-19 global pandemic.
For this episode, Dr. Gomez would repeat in Spanish the questions posed by Mayor Darling, answering first in Spanish and then in English.
“I want to ask questions that our residents have about this disease from our local experts who understand our community,” said Mayor Darling. “It was especially important to do this in Spanish, so that all residents in McAllen and even beyond, can receive this important information in the language that they are most comfortable.”
Mayor Darling has hosted state and federal officials as part of his series “Meeting with the Mayor.”
Mayor Darling will continue his series with local, regional and state leaders, to help keep the community informed from the decision and policy makers of the area.
Juan Pablo Gomez, MD is a board-certified Critical Care physician who has been on staff at Rio Grande Regional Hospital since 2011. He currently serves as the Medical Director of the Intensivist Program at Rio Grande Regional Hospital.
Dr. Gomez graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia and completed both an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. In addition, Dr. Gomez also completed fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Disorders Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.