Dr. Goldsmith, of Fort Myers, Florida, whose philosophy is “quality patient care first,” is a 1984 graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM) in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his internship at Des Moines General Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa and a General Surgery residency at Metropolitan Hospital in Springfield, Pa., and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York, N.Y. He received a Mead Johnson Fellowship Grant as a resident.
AOA board certified in General Surgery, Dr. Goldsmith joined the staff of the Lee Memorial Hospital System in 2006 and currently serves as Medical Director of Academics and Medical Education, overseeing all allied health and medical education for four Lee Memorial campuses. Dedicated to furthering the osteopathic profession through medical education, he also has participated in resident training at the St. Agnes Medical and Burn Center in Philadelphia, Pa., and Des Moines General Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa and continues to help train medical students at the Lee Memorial Health System.
Dr. Goldsmith has held the rank of assistant professor of surgery at DMUCOM, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, Mich., and Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida.
A Fellow of the ACOS since 1995, Dr. Goldsmith has served on the College’s Board of Governors since 2003, as c Chair of the General Surgery Discipline, and member and chair of numerous College committees. He was named a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons in 1992 and the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons in 2000.
He has served on the boards of other organizations, including the Florida and Iowa state divisions of the American Cancer Society, the Des Moines University Alumni Association, the Iowa Cancer Pain Relief Initiative, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA). He is former Lee County District President for FOMA and continues to serve on the FOMA Board of Trustees. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous hospital committees and has lectured at ACOS-sponsored meetings and through other national, state, and local venues. He was appointed surgeon for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Lake County, Fla., from 1999 to 2005.
Dr. Goldsmith is proud of and thankful for his supportive family, including his loving wife, Lorrie, and children—Lt. Hank Goldsmith, Pilot U.S. Air Force and twins Hannah and Hunter, currently attending college.
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