Lee Goldman, M.D.

Editor in Chief, Internal Medicine DosedDaily
Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University;
Editor, Goldman-Cecil Medicine

Lee Goldman, M.D.

Lee Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Medicine at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, and Dean Emeritus of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.  He received his B.A., M.D., and M.P.H. degrees from Yale University.  He did his internal medicine training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Massachusetts General Hospital, and his cardiology training at Yale. From 1978 to 1995, positions at Harvard included Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology, while positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital included Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer. From 1995 to 2006, he was the Julius R. Krevans Professor, Chair of Medicine, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at UCSF. From 2006 to 2020, he was the Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor of the University and Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine at Columbia University.

Dr. Goldman’s more than 500 publications have focused on cardiac risk in non-cardiac surgery, determining which patients with chest pain require hospitalization, establishing priorities for the prevention and treatment of coronary disease, and the creation of the first academic hospitalist program.  More than 45 trainees have first-authored peer-reviewed publications under his mentorship.

Dr. Goldman is a member of National Academy of Medicine; past President of the Association of American Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of Professors of Medicine; a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.  He received the highest awards of the Society of General Internal Medicine (the Glaser Award), the American College of Physicians (the John Phillips Award), and the Association of Professors of Medicine (the Williams Award).  Dr. Goldman is the lead editor of Goldman-Cecil Medicine, the longest continuously published medical textbook in the United States. He holds an honorary M.A. degree from Harvard University and an honorary D.Sc. degree from the University of Glasgow.  UCSF created the Lee Goldman M.D. Endowed Chair in Medicine and the Goldman Medical Service in his name.  His lay book, Too Much of a Good Thing: How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us, was published in 2015.

More Info
Zero to 50,000 - The 20th Anniversary of the Hospitalist
b>N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 15;375(11):1009-11. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1607958. Epub 2016 Aug 10.
Cost-effectiveness of hypertension therapy according to 2014 guidelines
b>N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 29;372(5):447-55. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa1406751.
Improving adherence--money isn't the only thing
b>N Engl J Med. 2011 Dec 1;365(22):2131-3. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1111558. Epub 2011 Nov 14.
Superficial phlebitis and phase 3.5 trials
b>N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 23;363(13):1278-80. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe1005749.
Clinical decisions. American Board of Internal Medicine maintenance of certification program
b>N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 11;362(10):948-52. doi: 10.1056/NEJMclde0911205.
Projected effect of dietary salt reductions on future cardiovascular disease
b>N Engl J Med. 2010 Feb 18;362(7):590-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0907355. Epub 2010 Jan 20.
Adolescent overweight and future adult coronary heart disease
b>N Engl J Med. 2007 Dec 6;357(23):2371-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsa073166.
Cost-effectiveness in a flat world--can ICDs help the United States get rhythm?
b>N Engl J Med. 2005 Oct 6;353(14):1513-5. doi: 10.1056/NEJM2e058214.
Ventricular pacing or dual-chamber pacing for sinus-node dysfunction
b>N Engl J Med. 2002 Jun 13;346(24):1854-62. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa013040.
Cost effectiveness of aspirin, clopidogrel, or both for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease
b>N Engl J Med. 2002 Jun 6;346(23):1800-6. doi: 10.1056/NEJM200206063462309.
Evaluation of the patient with acute chest pain
b>N Engl J Med. 2000 Apr 20;342(16):1187-95. doi: 10.1056/NEJM200004203421607.
Reimbursement for evaluation and management services
b>N Engl J Med. 1999 Nov 18;341(21):1620; author reply 1621-2.
The value of cardiology
b>N Engl J Med. 1996 Dec 19;335(25):1918-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199612193352510.
The emerging role of "hospitalists" in the American health care system
b>N Engl J Med. 1996 Aug 15;335(7):514-7. doi: 10.1056/NEJM199608153350713.
Tab Content #3