Dr. Max Gomez

drmaxgomez Dr. Max GomezAward-winning broadcast journalist Dr. Max Gomez rejoined WCBS-TV as a medical reporter in June 2007.

The recipient of numerous journalism awards, Dr. Gomez has received seven New York Emmy Awards, two Philadelphia Emmys, a 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 addition, Dr. Gomez received national television journalism awards from the National Marfan Foundation and from the Leukemia Society of America for his report on two twin girls from Long Island, both suffering from Leukemia, who got 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.

Dr. Gomez has served 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.

Dr. Gomez has been on the board of advisers for the Science Writers Fellowship at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass.; 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 served as the grand marshal of the Multiple Sclerosis Walk for over a decade. Dr. Gomez is also the co-author of “The Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History is Changing Your Life”, a primer on the numerous uses of adult stem cells in treating and curing diseases. It includes an introductory message from Pope Benedict XVI. He also co-authored “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.

Previously, Dr. Gomez served as Health and Science Editor for WNBC-TV.

Gomez joined 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.

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. He was also a N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellow at New York’s Rockefeller University. Dr. Gomez currently resides in New York City.

 

Airbag Bike Helmet (Credit: Hovding)

Head Airbag Makes Bike Safety Fashionable

CBS 2’s Max Gomez reports on a stylish solution to bicycle safety.

10/28/2010

Dr. Gomez fighting off MRSA (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: MRSA

CBS 2HD’s Dr. Max reports on what to watch out for, what the infections look like, and what can happen if they’re not treated. He recently had a first-hand experience with MRSA on his elbow.

10/26/2010

A woman performs CPR on a dummy - San Francisco, CA - Jun 1, 2010 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

HealthWatch: New CPR Guidelines

The American Heart Association has done the research that shows you only need your hands to save a life.

10/19/2010

Osurdex Pellet (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Blindness Prevention

It’s an eye condition you’ve probably never heard of, yet it’s behind one of every six cases of blindness in the country.

10/14/2010

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HealthWatch: Home Genetic Testing

The controversy concerns over-the-counter genetic tests that claim to be able to predict your risk of many diseases. They helped one young mother, but are they right for you?

10/12/2010

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Is ADHD Genetic?

Children with ADHD are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes – the first evidence that the disorder is genetic, a new study says.

09/30/2010

Patient Bailey Irwin blows into a spirometer to test his lung capacity and function. (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Vitamin D And Asthma

Areas in the northern hemisphere where millions of people are Vitamin D-deficient are the same areas where asthma is most common.

09/28/2010

Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh explains the procedure to a patient. (credit: CBS 2)

Health Watch: Reconstructive Breast Surgery

A plastic surgeon devised a way to use the patients own skin as a sort of internal bra.

09/28/2010

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New Study Questions Benefits Of Mammograms

A new study suggests the benefits of getting a mammogram may be more modest than previously estimated.

09/23/2010

Mary Yanolatos undergoes physical therapy. (credit: CBS 2)

HealthWatch: Physical Therapy

Physical therapy rehab is hard work and can be painful. It’s amazing how muscles lose strength after surgery and joints get stiff without movement.

09/21/2010

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New Device Offers Alternative To Open Heart Surgery

Imagine finding out your baby has a major heart defect – that will probably require open-heart surgery to fix.

09/16/2010

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