Leadership



CAPT David Goldman, MD, MPH

CAPT David Goldman, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Public Health Service

CAPT Goldman serves as the primary point of contact between the Office of the Surgeon General and the medical category and will provide leadership and direction for the category, advocates for the category, promotes professional development, and fosters the highest level of commitment to leadership, service, excellence, and integrity in its officers.

CAPT Goldman is currently the assistant administrator for the Office of Public Health Science at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s public health agency. In this role he is one of approximately 20 executives managing FSIS and its nearly 10,000 employees and budget of $1 billion. He was formerly director of the Human Health Sciences Division at FSIS. He also served as the FSIS acting administrator from January, 2007 through July, 2007.

CAPT Goldman joined the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, and FSIS, in February, 2002. Prior to that he spent three and a half years at the Virginia Department of Health, first as a district health director, then briefly as the deputy state epidemiologist. He started his medical career with ten years in the US Army Medical Corps, practicing both family medicine and preventive medicine. He is board-certified in both Family Medicine and General Preventive Medicine/Public Health. CAPT Goldman continues to see patients one day per month at a free clinic in Virginia.

CAPT Goldman has been the Surgeon General’s Policy Advisory Committee representative for USDA since 2005, and is the senior Commissioned Corps officer at USDA. In addition he served a four-year term on the Physicians Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC), 2008-2011, and was the chair of the PPAC Promotion Guidelines subcommittee for three years.

He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 1979, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia in 1988, and his Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 1996.

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