Dr. Max Gomez is an Emmy award winning medical correspondent with more than 32 years of experience. An expert moderator, speaker and emcee, Dr. Gomez is renowned for his clear, concise presentations of complex medical information to a wide range of audiences. Dr. Max is committed to helping the public understand and navigate the world of medicine and healthcare and science.
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A Deeper look into Dr. Max Gomez
Someone once asked me, "What is the essence of Dr. Max? What is it that you most want people to know about you? What do you want your legacy to be?" "You mean other than I love Cuban food and Haagan Dazs vanilla ice cream?" I replied. I guess it's just automatic for me to have fun first and get serious second. Tough luck if you can't take a joke...weeds the stuffed shirts out of my life.
Reminds me of the time I was emceeing a huge fund-raising event in New York City. I hadn't been introduced yet, so I was standing off to the side in my tuxedo when the exact kind of stuffed shirt I avoid waved me over to his table. I thought he wanted to say 'hello' but as I got closer, he asked me if he could have a gin and tonic. "I'm sure you can but not from me. I'm not your waiter." Nobody else asked me for a drink when I stepped off the podium.
It's a funny thing being on television as long as I have, to see the preconceived notions people have about so-called celebrity. For me, it's not about who knows me. It's simply about who I help. It's something ingrained in me by my dad, who was one of the best OB-GYN's in Miami in his day and not just because of his skill as a physician. He really cared for his patients. "Whatever you decide to do Maximo, remember to care for the people you serve. When people choose to work with you or listen to you, they have chosen to put their trust in you. Don't ever betray it." Of course he said this to me in Spanish!
Although I was only a young teen when my father said that to me, the older I got and the more I experienced life, the more I appreciated the importance of what he said to me. Years later, well into my career, I was awarded the "Excellence in a Time of Crisis," award from the New York City Health Department for my work in the weeks following September 11. Don't get me wrong, winning nine Emmys is a pretty cool thing, but the award from the City is the essence of my core beliefs, my "compass" that guides my core beliefs... Helping people, keeping them calm and safe during one of the most trying times in New York’s history.
Awards and Recognition
- Phelps Memorial Hospital, Community and Well-being Award, 2012 (Award recipient for exceptional contribution to health and well-being in the Phelps community and beyond)
- HHC Award, Excellence in Healthcare Reporting Award (Related Article)
- The 2011 Public Awareness Award (Alzheimer's)
- Nine Emmy Awards