Max Gomez (1950/1951 – September 2, 2023), widely known as “Dr. Max”, was the medical correspondent/senior health editor alternately for the flagship television stations WNBC and WCBS-TV in New York City.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Gomez graduated cum laude from Princeton University (1973) and earned a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest School of Medicine (1978). He was also an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at New York’s Rockefeller University (1978–1980).
As the medical correspondent/senior health editor for the flagship television station WCBS in New York City (1994–1997), Gomez delivered segments on health, science and medicine on the 5 PM news. He held similar positions for WNBC in New York (1991–1994, 1997–2007), and earlier for KYW-TV in Philadelphia (1984–1991), and for WNEW-TV in New York (1980–1984). In July 2007, “Dr. Max”, as he is known, rejoined WCBS as a freelance medical reporter.
Gomez won seven New York Emmy Awards and two Philadelphia Emmy awards for his work. He was also a member of the National Association of Broadcasters and the American Medical Association.
In addition to his work in broadcasting, Gomez was also a clinical professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. He was the author of several books on health and medicine, including “The Dr. Max Show: A Guide to Healthy Living” (1999) and “The Dr. Max Weight Loss Plan” (2003).
Gomez died on September 2, 2023, at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, two children, and four grandchildren.