Lee Memorial Health System has announced the appointment of Dr. Eric Goldsmith, as medical director of Academic and Medical Education. Goldsmith will oversee academic activity for the health system. Goldsmith reports to Dr. Scott Nygaard, chief medical officer, physician services and will be working closely with him to implement continuing medical education and research programs. In this role, Goldsmith will be working with the community to establish and maintain educational partnerships, including the recently announced Graduate Medical Education program, which is a residency program now being established to train new family physicians.
Goldsmith is a board certified general surgeon who has been with Lee Memorial Health System for five years. He will continue to practice medicine in addition to his new role as medical director of Academic and Medical Education.
He is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Metropolitan Hospital in Springfield, Pa., and completed additional oncology training at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Hospital in New York City. Goldsmith completed fellowships with the International College of Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons.
Dr. Eric Goldsmith