Meet the Chancellor

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellorJeffrey P. Gold, M.D., is a nationally recognized leader and tireless advocate for transforming academic medicine and health care delivery.

He became chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Feb.1, 2014. He also chairs the board of UNMC’s principal clinical care partner, Nebraska Medicine.

As UNMC’s chief executive officer, Dr. Gold is responsible for all aspects of campus administration, including its annual operating budget of more than $740 million, a staff of about 5,000 and its 3,800 students. Additionally, the clinical enterprise has 6,500 employees and an operating budget of more than $1 billion.

Dr. Gold holds a health professions academic appointment in the College of Medicine and in the College of Public Health. He serves as a University of Nebraska System Vice President.

Prior to joining UNMC, Dr. Gold served as Chancellor of the University of Toledo’s health science campus, which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Science and Human Service, and Graduate Medical Study. In that role, Dr. Gold had full leadership responsibility of the clinical, education and research programs, the faculty practice plan and the clinical delivery system. As Dean of the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Dr. Gold was responsible for the cultivation and recruitment of faculty, development and implementation of its curriculum and ensuring the highest level of education for its students, residents and faculty.

Prior to joining the University of Toledo, Dr. Gold served at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Gold graduated from the Cornell University College of Engineering, where he majored in theoretical and applied mechanics. He earned his M.D. from the Weill Cornell College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at The New York Hospital and Memorial Hospital, where he served as the administrative chief resident; and his cardiothoracic residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Gold is a board-certified thoracic surgeon and specializes in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.

Dr. Gold's service has included more than 50 professional committees and more than 100 national organizations, volunteer boards, government/public health councils, and industry.  He was recently elected to chair 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 recently was elected to the executive committee of the Board of the Accreditation Council on Medical Education, as well as to several other national leadership positions. He has been recognized as a Top 50 Health Care Executive and a Top 100 Physician Executive, as well as leading numerous community volunteer programs, campaigns and programs. He continues his research interests actively and continues to serve on several editorial boards. Dr. Gold has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, 40 books and chapters, has given more than 250 national and keynote presentations,  and has received more than 60 invited professorships.

He is married to a physician and has two adult children, currently residing in New York and San Francisco.

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