Dr. Max  Gomez

Dr. Max Gomez

Max Gomez, PhD., is a 9-time Emmy award winning medical correspondent with more than 32 years of experience. An expert moderator, speaker and emcee, Dr. Gomez is renowned for his clear, concise presentations of complex medical information to a wide range of audiences. Dr. Max is committed to helping the public understand and navigate the world of medicine and healthcare and science. A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, with a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Medical Reporter
Award-winning broadcast journalist Dr. Max Gomez rejoined WCBS-TV as a medical reporter in June 2007. Previously, Dr. Gomez served as Health and Science Editor for WNBC-TV.

Gomez rejoined WNBC-TV in 1997 after serving as the medical reporter/health editor for WCBS-TV from 1994 to 1997. Prior to that, he was the health and science editor for KYW-TV in Philadelphia and the health and science reporter/editor for WNEW-TV.

Award Winning Journalist
The recipient of numerous journalism awards, Gomez has received six New York Emmy Awards, two Philadelphia Emmys, an UPI honor for 'Best Documentary' for a report on AIDS and an 'Excellence in Time of Crisis' Award from New York City after September 11. In 2008, Gomez accepted the Excellence in Health Care Reporting from NYC's Health and Hospitals Corporation and also received a national television journalism award from the Leukemia Society of America for his report on two twin girls from Long Island, both suffering from Leukemia, who received bone marrow transplants from their seven-year old sister. He was also named the American Health Foundation's 'Man of the Year' and was a NASA Journalist-In-Space semi-finalist in 1986.

Board Member for AHA
Gomez serves on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and the Partnership for After School Education. He also mentors undergraduate journalism and medical students and physicians who are interested in medical journalism. Gomez is on the board of advisors for the Science Writers Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA; the Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund at the Children's Hospital of New York; is a member of the honorary board of the Long Island Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America; and has served as the Grand Marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Walk for the past decade. Gomez is also the co-author of The Prostate Health Program: A Guide to Preventing and Controlling Prostate Cancer, which explains how an innovative program consisting of diet, exercise and lifestyle changes may prevent prostate cancer. Dr. Gomez is also a cancer survivor and his surgery for basal cell skin cancer, including reconstructive surgery, was aired on NBC, both locally and on the TODAY SHOW.

A native of Havana, Cuba, Gomez is bilingual in Spanish and graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He was also a N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow at New York's Rockefeller University. Dr. Gomez currently resides in New York City.

    "Dr. Max Gomez was flawless in his ability to synthesize the latest research and information into an understandable and humorous presentation. .He helped create an event that attendees continued to talk about well after the crowds had cleared and everyone returned home."

    - Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

    "Simply put, Max Gomez is a terrific speaker! ...Most of us were more than surprised - even enthusiastic - about his knowledge and understanding of the meeting's theme, "Concierge Medicine." He delivered a concise, insightful commentary and analysis that was rated 'outstanding' in over 90% of the attendee's evaluation forms.

    - Castle Connolly

    "As Master of Ceremonies for the Heart of New York Gala by the American Heart Association, which was a celebrity-studded event, Dr. Max Gomez handled a standing-room only crowd with wit, humor and improvised comments that not only got the room together and focused, but he made everyone laugh out loud. His ability as a speaker to take arcane subjects and translate them into language everyone can understand is masterful. With his larger than life personality and quick wit, he made the event a true success."

    - Liz Claiborne, Inc.