Dr. Max Gomez has been a health and science journalist for more than three decades. He began his career at New York’s WNEW-TV and has since worked at NBC and CBS network stations in New York and Philadelphia up to the present.
The recipient of numerous journalism awards, Gomez has received seven New York Emmy Awards, two Philadelphia Emmys, an UPI honor for ‘Best Documentary’ for a 1986 report on AIDS, three NY State Broadcaster’s Association awards, national television awards from the Leukemia Society, the National Marfan Foundation and an ‘Excellence in Time of Crisis’ award from New York City after September 11th. In addition, he was named the American Health Foundation’s Man of the Year and was a NASA Journalist-In-Space semi-finalist in 1986.
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 help prevent prostate cancer. He has also written and lectured extensively on stem cell research and therapy.
Dr. Gomez serves on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and the Partnership for After School Education, a citywide group of 1,600 community-based after school programs that help tutor and mentor children in New York City. He chaired a national committee for the American Association for the Advancement of Science and also mentors college, medical students and physicians who are interested in medical journalism.
Gomez, a native of Havana, Cuba, is bilingual in Spanish and graduated cum laude from Princeton University. He received a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and was a N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow at New York’s Rockefeller University.