Lee Goldman, MD, MPH, joined Columbia in 2006 as the Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor, Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences, and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine. He received his BA, MD, and MPH degrees from Yale. He did his internal medicine training at UCSF and MGH, and his cardiology training at Yale. From 1978-1995, his positions at Harvard included Professor of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology, while his positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital included Vice Chair of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer. From 1995-2006, he was the Julius R. Krevans Professor, Chair of Medicine, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at UCSF.
Dr. Goldman’s medical research focuses on cardiac risk in non-cardiac surgery, determining which patients with chest pain require hospital admission, establishing priorities for the prevention and treatment of coronary disease, and the scientific basis for the now ubiquitous chest-pain evaluation units and the first academic hospitalist program. More than 45 trainees first-authored peer-reviewed medical publications under his mentorship.
Dr. Goldman is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation; past President of the Association of American Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the Association of Professors of Medicine; and a member of the Institute of Medicine. 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 the Goldman’s Cecil Medicine, 24th Edition.