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About the Author

Gustavo J. Gomez, Ph.D., is an award-winning author who concentrates on writing medical and business books that are detailed, comprehensive, and meticulously researched to bring to market books with actionable information readers can use. Gustavo has been a successful entrepreneur, businessman, educator, inventor, healthcare executive, and consultant for the past thirty-five years. His academic background encompasses degrees in health sciences and business administration. This broad educational background has made Gustavo quite versatile, achieving numerous successes in the healthcare and business fields. To learn more about the author, please visit his website at

His Amazon best-selling book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" is a multi-award-winning book that describes a unique investment strategy that teaches investors how to consistently and safely generate a substantial passive income stream in all market conditions. This book is an excellent reference source for anyone who wants to learn how to invest in private mortgages in a safe manner. The investment strategy explained in this book can change your financial life for the better. In fact, adding private mortgages to the investment mix can reduce volatility by adding a non-correlated investment component to the investor's overall investment portfolio.


Private Money Lending is the first finance book to have won the prestigious Clemens Medal. The Clemens Medal is a book award sponsored by the Association of Independent Authors (AIA) in honor of Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) for a book of outstanding literary quality and design. To be considered for the award, the book must have won a book award competition recognized by the AIA awards program to be accepted for the awards recognition.














Some of the book awards garnered by Private Money Lending are:


  • Axiom Business Book Awards-2016 

  • International Book Awards-2017

  • Independent Press Awards-2017

  • Next-Generation Indie Book Awards-2017

  • New York City Big Book Awards-2017

  • National Indie Excellence Awards-2017

  • Best Book Awards-2017

  • North American Book Awards-2017

  • Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards I & I Non-Fiction Book Awards-2017

  • Clemens Medal-2017

  • IAN Book of the Year Awards-2018

  • Literary Titan Book Awards-2019

  • Book Excellence Awards-2019

  • Readers' Favorite International Book Awards-2019

  • TopShelf Book Awards-2019

  • Next-Generation Indie Book Awards-2020 

  • Harvey Chute Book Awards-2020

  • Manhattan Book Awards-2020

  • International Latino Book Awards-2020

  • Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards Harvey Chute -2021

  • IPPY Book Awards-2022

  • eLIT Book Awards-2022

  • FAPA President's Book Awards-2022

Another topic of interest for Gustavo is reviewing the literature on hair-loss research. In July 2017, Gustavo launched the book's 1st edition, "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal." A revised and updated 2nd edition of HAIR LOSS is now available.


"HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal" has garnered the following book awards. Moreover, the book has also been recognized and listed in BookAuthority's 100 Best Hair Loss Books of All Times and Best-Selling Hair Loss Books of All Times.


  • Best Book Awards-2017

  • North American Book Awards-2017

  • Readers Views Reviewers Choice Awards-2018

  • IndieReader Discovery Awards-2018

  • Readers' Favorite International Book Awards-2018

  • IAN Book of the Year Awards-2018

  • Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards I & I Non-Fiction Book Awards-2018 Semi-Finalist 

  • Literary Titan Book Awards-2019

  • eLit Book Awards-2019

  • Next-Generation Indie Book Awards-2019

  • TopShelf Book Awards-2019

  • Manhattan Book Awards-2020

  • TopShelf Book Awards-2020

  • BookAuthority Best Hair Loss Books of All Times-2021

  • Pencraft Seasonal Book Award Winter Competition- 2023

  • Reader Views Literary Awards-2022-2023

  • Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards I & I Non-Fiction Book Awards-2022 Shortlisted (competing for 1st place) 

  • Foreword Indies Book of the Year-2022

The book aims to educate the consuming public about the effectiveness of the many available hair-loss treatment modalities the consumer will be subjected to. This is an important and valuable book for men and women afflicted with hair-loss problems. The book provides the reader with a historical perspective regarding hair loss and the present and future trends of alopecia (hair loss) research.

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