| Dr. Carl Alton ‘Max’ Hanoman, CCH, MBBS
Former Member of Parliament, Guyana
Dr. Carl Alton ‘Max’ Hanoman was a renowned Guyanese doctor, politician, and former Member of Parliament
Early life and education
Carl Alton ‘Max’ Hanoman was born in 1947 and raised in New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Guyana. He studied medicine in Canada before returning to Guyana and to serve at the Georgetown Public Hospital.
He was a one-time political leader of the United People’s Party (UPP) and served in the National Assembly as a Member of Parliament.
He also served at the University of Guyana as the Director of the School of Medicine and also played an integral role in its accreditation from the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).
He also sat on the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). He was elected President of the Guyana Medical Association in 1995. He served in that capacity for five years.
In the field of boxing, Dr. Hanoman served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) from 1 May 1987 to the time of his death. He presided at ringside for over 156 boxing cards involving 797 boxers and served on the executive under three consecutive administrations.
Honours and awards
He was conferred with the Cacique Crown of Honour (CCH) in 2016 for his long, dedicated and outstanding work in the medical field.
Dr. Hanoman was married to wife Leontine; and was the father of four children – Carlin, Harry, Hans, and Carl ‘Max’ Hanoman Junior.
Dr. Hanoman died on 6 November 2019 while undergoing treatment at the Balwant Singh Hospital in Guyana. He was 72.