Dr. Max Gomez, a veteran medical reporter, dies at 40

Dr. Max Gomez, a veteran medical reporter, dies at 40

For more than 40 years, he appeared on television offering reports on vaccinations, prostate cancer and other medical topics.

Dr Max, known as Dr. Max, reported on health and science with an easygoing gravitas.

Max Gomez, an award-winning medical and science journalist who delivered informed reports for over 40 years on TV networks in New York and Philadelphia, died on Sept. 2 at his home in Manhattan. His partner, Amy Levin, said the cause of his illness was a head and neck cancer, which he was diagnosed with four years ago. Billed as he brought an easygoing gravitas to reporting on subjects like vaccinations, knee replacements, prostate cancer, colonoscopies, sickle cell anemia and, when he himself contracted them, Lyme disease and the MRSA outbreak. One of his reports on Alzheimer's disease focused on his father, a doctor, who was swindled as his memory abandoned him. Dr. Gomez had been chief medical correspondent at WCBS, Channel 2, in New York City since 2007 and made his last appearance there in March 2022. He also worked in Philadelphia at WNBC, Channel 4, and WNEW, Channel 5, as well as KYW, Channel 3.

In 1994 he moved to Channel 2 and returned to Channel 4 in 1997, where he was let go after nearly a decade when the station cut expenses. In addition to Ms. Levin, Gomez is survived by a daughter, Katie Gomez, a son, Max IV, and a brother, George. SuElyn Charnesky's marriage ended in divorce.