Max Gomez (Dr. Max) (August 9, 1951 – September 2, 2023) was a distinguished Cuban-born American medical journalist renowned for his significant contributions in the field of health journalism. He served as the medical correspondent and senior health editor for major television stations, including WNBC and WCBS in New York City.
Early Life and Education
Max Gomez was born in Havana, Cuba, and pursued higher education at prestigious institutions. He achieved academic excellence by graduating cum laude from Princeton University in 1973. Furthering his education, Gomez earned a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1978. During 1978–1980, he held the position of an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at New York’s Rockefeller University, adding to his extensive academic qualifications.
Dr. Max’s professional journey was marked by a dedication to health journalism. He held significant roles as a medical correspondent and senior health editor in major television stations. Notably, he worked for WCBS in New York City from 1994 to 1997, where he delivered insightful segments on health, science, and medicine during the 5 PM news. His expertise was also showcased in similar roles at WNBC in New York (1991–1994, 1997–2007), KYW in Philadelphia (1984–1991), and WNEW in New York (1980–1984). His extensive experience in the field led him back to WCBS in July 2007, where he contributed as a freelance medical reporter. Apart from his journalistic endeavors, Dr. Max was a co-author of three notable books: “The Prostate Health Program,” “The Healing Cell,” and “Cells Are the New Cure: The Cutting-Edge Medical Breakthroughs That Are Transforming Our Health.”
Personal Life and Legacy
Residing in the vibrant city of New York, Dr. Max Gomez left an indelible mark in the field of health journalism. His ability to communicate complex medical information in an accessible manner endeared him to audiences. On September 2, 2023, Dr. Max passed away at the age of 72 after battling cancer. His legacy lives on through his contributions to health journalism and the lives he touched with his expertise and compassionate approach.