The Medical Mission

Jeffrey P. Gold MD

As the Provost and Executive Vice President of the Health Science Campus, Dr. Gold coordinates the leadership of the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Science and Human Service, and Graduate Medical Study.  In addition, the clinical enterprise of hospitals and ambulatory care sites, the research programs of the colleges, and development/philanthropy activities come together under Dr. Gold’s leadership, as does the entire health care delivery system of hospitals and clinics.

As Dean of the College of Medicine, Dr. Gold is responsible for the cultivation and recruitment of faculty, development and implementation of its curriculum and ensuring the highest level of education and fulfillment possible for its students, residents and faculty.  Dr. Gold also works closely with the hospital’s medical director and senior administration to ensure that the visions and initiatives of The University of Toledo Medical Center Hospitals and Clinics maintain a close alignment.

Dr. Gold came to The Medical University of Ohio from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.  He received his BSE in 1974 from the Cornell University College of Engineering and in 1978 received his medical degree from the Weill Cornell College of Medicine.  He served his General Surgery residency at the New York Hospital, his Cardiothoracic residency at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and had additional training as pediatrics cardiac surgery chief resident at the Children’s Hospital of Boston.  Dr. Gold is a board certified thoracic surgeon and specializes in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.

Dr. Gold serves on over 50 professional committees and over 100 national organizations, volunteer boards, government/public health councils, and industry.  He was recently elected to the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and has served as president of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, a national organization devoted to improving the education of resident physicians.  Dr. Gold has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles, 250 national presentations, 40 books and chapters and more than 60 invited professorships.

Dr. Gold looks forward to continuing a vital role in helping The University of Toledo be a nationally recognized leader in health care education, delivery and research and to significantly elevate its standing among other health science colleges and academic health centers in the country.