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.