University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, Texas 77555-0177
Phone: (409) 747-1987
FAX: (409) 772-1942
James S. Goodwin, M.D. is currently the George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He attended Amherst College and Harvard Medical School, spent much of his early career at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, and since 1992 has been in Galveston. Throughout his career he has written more than 200 scientific articles.
In addition, Dr. Goodwin has been a regular contributor to the "Jabs and Jibes" section of The Lancet, a publication for health professionals. These essays touch on the interaction of science and medicine with society, and on the limits of medical practice. Below are a few of Dr. Goodwins contributed essays: