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Dr Maxine Szramka

MBBS Hons 1 B Med Sc FRACP

Master of Health Policy



Recently relocated to the Gold Coast Dr Maxine Szramka is a sought after Rheumatologist and autoimmune disease specialist doctor with an enormous depth and wealth of experience in Medicine. She brings a fresh approach to Rheumatology on the back of over 10 years experience in private practice.


Dr Maxine is an expert diagnostician who practices the highest standards of evidence based medicine. Her passion is your best health care.


Dr Maxine Szramka did her undergraduate medical training at the University of Tasmania and graduated with first class honours in Medicine with a combined undergraduate degree in medical science. Maxine then did further specialty training at many of Australia’s leading medical institutions. Maxine did her physician training at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Clinical Pharmacology at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, and then completed her Rheumatology training in both Melbourne and Sydney working in large tertiary referral centres where she gained exceptional experience.

Dr Maxine has had a vast post graduate and practical experience in many different areas of medicine, from Surgery to Clinical Pharmacology and clinical trials, to now being a specialist Rheumatologist with a Masters in Health Policy. She has even taught anatomy and has an innate love for the anatomy and physiology of the body and how it all works.


Dr Maxine's understanding of medicine is wide and her wealth of understanding allows her to have a comprehensive approach to your diagnosis and assessment. 

VIDEO: Dr Maxine Szramka at the Health Care Practitioners Reform Association Conference 2017 speaking on Making Care the Foundation of Health Care Regulation.


In addition to her expertise in Rheumatology, Dr Maxine is active in professional affairs. She is a member of the Australian Medical Association (AMA), the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), The Medical Women’s Society of NSW, The Medico-Legal Society of NSW, and the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA). She has served on the management committee of the Australian Doctors Federation and as the chair of the committee for Quality and Safety and has been on the committee for Professional Affairs for the ARA. She has been a peer reviewer for international scientific journals, is a member of a policy reference group for the RACP, been published in scientific literature and has been an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. 




Dr Maxine cares deeply about the health and well-being of all of us, and the health of the societies that we live in and shape us. Maxine has a personal blog Dr Maxine Szramka ~ On The Pulse where she writes on professional and current affairs, and other things that interest her. Maxine is interested in global affairs, global history and matters that affect all of us.


Dr Maxine writes on her blog and for medical publications and is known for her opinions in the field of the health and well-being of the medical profession including the need for reform of the health care system to provide us all with a more comprehensive, supportive and caring health care service. She is actively engaged in ongoing learning, regular Rheumatology peer meetings, conferences, and presentations, as well as constantly upgrading her knowledge base privately. 

Work is an integral part of Dr Maxine's life and it is a joy for her to be able to work and to provide the outstanding standard of rheumatology service that she does. Dr Maxine takes great care of her own health and well-being, and loves being fit, spending time with friends, sharing meals, being in nature, and of course let's not forget shopping. Style is her middle name and is something all of her patients notice when they see her. She is as her name is, the Max to The Max. Nothing is underdone and nothing left undone.

Here she has a blog where she will share with you tips and updates in Rheumatology. Sign up if you want to stay tuned for the latest information. Be prepared for fantastic information delivered as only Dr Maxine can. #staytuned

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