Dr. Gomez is a private practice physician and President of Symptom Management Consultants (SMC), PA, in the greater Houston area. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and received further training in Palliative Care at the Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice at Harvard Medical School where she received the title of Faculty Scholar. She is an adjunct Associate Professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center for the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Palliative Care. SMC has worked with physicians and administrators of the two largest health care systems in Houston to develop novel programs for the seriously ill, most notably creating educational programs for nurses, physicians and other allied health professionals in crucial conversations, symptom control and advance care planning as well as launching community based consultation services for inpatient palliative care. The results of these efforts resulted in SMC receiving the prestigious American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Citation of Honor in 2016 and an international award from the International Hospital Federation in Quality, Safety & Patient Centered Care in 2017. Dr. Gomez has recently joined Wellmed, a physician-led, physician-driven company specializing in the complete health care coordination of patients in Texas in order to launch their palliative care initiatives in Houston. She is married, has five amazing kids and lives on an 11-acre hobby farm.