Friday, April 8, 2011

Dr. Max Greig

In addition to completing medical school and orthopedic surgical training in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Dr. Greig concluded a rotation and specialized training in M√ľnster, Germany as well as a rotation in Edinburg, Texas. 

Among his many civic duties, Dr. Greig finds time to donate surgical services to crippled children at a Puerto Vallarta orphanage. He was recently appointed the Medical Director to Puerto Vallarta’s first medical school. 

Born in Mexico to Canadian and American parents, Dr. Greig maintains a close relationship to both the Mexican and U.S. expatriate communities in Puerto Vallarta. The U.S. Consulate General has recognized him on several occassions for his assistance to tourists and expatriates.

Note from Dr. Greig: My dad was Canadian, my mom American.  He was an Industrial/ Oil Engineer, with an M.B.A. from Stanford.  He met my mom at the Stanford. She got a B.A. in Fine Arts.  He worked on different oil contracts around the world: Middle East, South America, North Sea.  Both of them fell in love with PV after a visit to the place while Hollywood was filming some famous movies with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.  They decided to settle down in Mexico to raise a family of five boys.  My dad kept traveling back and forth from his different job contracts while we grew up in PV.

I attended Medical School and completed an Orthopedic Residency in Guadalajara, known to have the best medical school abroad  for Americans who were not admitted in the U.S. or could not afford the high cost of education in the U.S.  I did my  Fellowship in Joint Surgery (Arthroscopy and Joint Replacements) in Germany. I married a German citizen and we now have two teenage girls. I decided to set up my practice in PV due to my roots,  the nice weather and the warm / friendly hospital / medical environment.