Dr. Gomez is a member of the board of directors for the Stem for Life Foundation. One of television’s most respected medical journalists, Dr. Gomez (Dr. Max) has produced award-winning health and science segments for network stations in New York and Philadelphia. Dr. Max has reported for Dateline, Today Show, and 48 Hours. Over more than three decades, he’s earned nine Emmy Awards, three NY State Broadcaster’s Association awards and UPI’s Best Documentary award. In addition to New York City’s Excellence in Time of Crisis for his September 11 coverage, Dr. Max has been singled out for special award recognition by the Leukemia Society and The National Marfan Foundation. He was also named the American Health Foundation’s Man of the Year.
Dr. Max is the co-author of The Prostate Health Program: A Guide to Preventing and Controlling Prostate Cancer. The 384-page book explains how an innovative program consisting of diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes may prevent prostate cancer.
The boards he serves on include the American Heart Association, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America – Long Island Chapter, and the Partnership for After School Education, a city-wide group of 1,600 community-based programs that tutor and mentor students. Dr. Max also mentors undergraduate journalism students, as well as medical students and physicians, who are interested in medical journalism.
Dr. Max graduated with honors from Princeton University and received his Ph.D. degree in neuroscience from the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Prior to his television career, he completed an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at New York’s Rockefeller University.