Jeff Goldsmith is President of Health Futures, Inc. He is also Associate Professor of Medical Education in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia. For eleven years ending in 1990, Goldsmith was a lecturer in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, on health services management and policy. He has also lectured on these topics at the Harvard Business School, the Wharton School of Finance, Johns Hopkins, Washington University and the University of California at Berkeley. Goldsmith’s interests include biotechnology, international health systems, and the future of health services.
From 1982 to 1994, Goldsmith served as National Advisor for Healthcare for the firm Ernst and Young, and provided strategy consultation to a wide variety of healthcare systems, health plans, supply and technology firms. Prior to l982, he was Director of Planning and Government Affairs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Special Assistant to the Dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine. From l973 to l975, Goldsmith worked in the Office of the Governor, State of Illinois as a fiscal and policy analyst, and Special Assistant to the State Budget Director.
Goldsmith earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago in l973, studying complex organizations, sociology of the professions and politics of developing nations. He graduated from Reed College in l970, majoring in psychology and classics, earning a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate study in l971.
Goldsmith was the recipient of the Corning Award for Excellence in Health Planning from the American Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Planning in l990, and has received the Dean Conley Award for best healthcare article three times (l985, l990 and 1995) from the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has written five articles for the Harvard Business Review, and has been a source for articles on medical technology and health services for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Time and other publications. Goldsmith is a member of the editorial board of Health Affairs. He is a Director of the Cerner Corporation, a healthcare informatics firm. Goldsmith is also Director of Essent Healthcare, a hospital management firm and a member of the Board of Advisors of Burrill and Company, a private merchant bank in biotechnology and health sciences.