A Tribute to the Gehr Center’s Founder
In 1975, David A. Goldstein, MD, moved from his home state of New York to begin a nephrology fellowship at LAC+USC Medical Center. This was the start of a lifelong career at the University of Southern California (USC) that ultimately spanned five decades. During his historic career at USC, Dr. Goldstein served as the founding Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine; the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs within the Department of Medicine; the Co-Director of the Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics; and most recently, as the Director of Primary Care for Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Goldstein’s impact on the Keck School of Medicine, the Department of Medicine, and the USC community at large was far-reaching, and was surpassed only by the influence he had on the countless trainees and junior faculty members who were blessed to work with him during his tenure. Shortly before his retirement, and thanks to a generous donation from Mr. Norbert Gehr, Dr. Goldstein founded the Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science in 2016. Following Dr. Goldstein’s untimely death in 2017, the Gehr Center team developed this tribute video honoring his contributions. Thanks goes to Eric Weintraub and others from the Department of Medicine who helped put this tribute together.