NEW YORK -- Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced the appointment of Lee Goldman, M.D., MPH, as Columbia University's new Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine.
Dr. Goldman is a professor and associate dean at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). He will assume his post at Columbia in late June, succeeding Gerald D. Fischbach, M.D., who last year announced his plans to step down in June 2006. Dr. Goldman will have appointments as the Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor of the University, as Professor of Medicine in the College of Physicians & Surgeons, and as Professor of Epidemiology in Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health.
Dr. Goldman chairs the highly ranked UCSF Department of Medicine, which receives more financing in grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) than any other academic department of any kind in the United States. He is the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the UCSF School of Medicine.
"For a great urban university dedicated to a mission of teaching, research and public service, Lee Goldman's appointment could hardly be more appropriate or exciting," said President Bollinger. "He has proven himself an extraordinary leader in the world of academic medicine at two of Columbia's greatest peer institutions, ably bringing together the highest quality medical care for patients, path-breaking research, a commitment to the …