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James S. Goodwin, MDJames S. Goodwin, MD

George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, Texas 77555-0133
Phone: (409) 747-1987
FAX: (409) 772-8931
E-mail: jsgoodwi@utmb.edu

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James S. Goodwin, M.D. is currently the George and Cynthia Mitchell Distinguished Chair of Geriatric Medicine 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. He has published more than 400 scientific articles that have been cited by other investigators more than 20,000 times. He has also written a number of essays related to medical issues, published primarily in the Lancet, JAMA and Annals of Internal Medicine. There is a link to copies of some of these essays above.

  • 1967 Psychology Cum Laude, BA, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
  • 1971 MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Aesculapian Society; class vice president; graduation speaker)
  • 1997 Management Development Program, Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA
Research Areas
  • Comparative effectiveness of cancer care in the elderly
  • Recovery of function after hospitalization
  • Overutilization of medical tests and treatments
  • Assessing individual provider performance with administrative data
Current Funding (as Principal Investigator)

2R01 AG033134-01 - NIH Care of the Older Hospitalized Patient: the Role of the Hospitalist, 2009-2019

AHRQ - Patient Centered Outcomes Research in the Elderly (PCOR), 2013-2019

CPRIT (Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas) - Comparative Effectiveness Research on Cancer in Texas (CERCIT), 2010-2021

NIH - Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control, 2008-2020

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