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Dr. Richard Goodgame
Residency Program Director

Dr. Richard Goodgame

Dr. Richard Goodgame, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency, UTMB, Galveston. His personal note to those who are interested in the UTMB Internal Medicine Residency Program can be found here.

Dr. Goodgame was raised in Clearwater, FL. He earned a BA in History and Literature at Vanderbilt University (1971; Phi Beta Kappa) and an MD from Johns Hopkins University (1975; AOA). His training in Internal Medicine was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. After doing two years of research in tropical diseases with the Rockefeller Foundation in Castries, St. Lucia, he joined the Faculty of Medicine at Makerere University School of Medicine in Kampala, Uganda. While in Uganda he helped run their Department of Medicine, set up a gastroenterology consultation service, and helped to shape that country's response to the AIDS epidemic. He completed his Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He is Board Certified in Internal medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology. He is a Member of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association.

For 19 years he was on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine (Houston). He was active in patient care. He was Chief of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the Ben Taub Hospital (Houston). He attended on the inpatient general medical wards 2 months per year, the GI/Liver consultation service 6 months per year, and ran the GI/Liver outpatient clinic. He conducted clinical research in intestinal infections. He is the author of 43 papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals and a variety of reviews, book chapters and books. His primary focus was medical education. He taught medical students introduction to clinical medicine, parasitology, basic gastroenterology, nutrition, and international health. He taught Internal Medicine Residents at morning report, noon conference and on the wards. He was the Program Director for the Baylor College of Medicine Gastroenterology/Hepatology Fellowship Program. He taught GI fellows advanced endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. He was elected to the Department of Medicine Teaching Hall of Fame (2004) after winning the Department of Medicine Outstanding Teaching Award from 1997-2004. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Baylor graduating classes of 2005-7. He received the following College-wide awards: Outstanding Teacher for the Clinical Sciences (2000); John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award (2001); Robertson Award for Excellence in Education (2004).

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