Former Gastroenterology Chief, Medicine Chair and College of Medicine Dean, Dr. Steve Goldschmid Retires

Steve Goldschmid, MDCongratulations to Steve Goldschmid, MD, professor of medicine in the University of Arizona Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and director of the Endoscopy Lab at Banner – University Medicine Tucson, on his retirement after more than 30 years of practicing medicine—the last 18 of them in Tucson.

Collage of photos from Dr. Steve Goldschmid's retirement party at the UA Division of Gastroenterology and HepatologyIn that time, he has served as chief of the UA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, chair of the UA Department of Medicine and dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

“I greatly appreciate all that Dr. Goldschmid has contributed to the Department of Medicine and to the institution,” said Monica Kraft, MD (on left, below left), professor of medicine, department chair (since 2014) and the Robert and Irene Flinn Endowed Chair of Medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. “We wish him well in his new endeavors.”

A party was hosted for Dr. Goldschmid on Dec. 14 by the division. His gift was a crystal decanter set with a world globe that had a boat inside it as the centerpiece. 

Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD Drs. Monica Kraft and Juanita Merchant(at right, on left), chief of the gastroenterology division since July, added, "Dr. Goldschimd completed his nearly 20 year career here as one of the College of Medicine's top clinicians, a former dean, chair of medicine and chief of gastroenterology. As one colleague stated, 'He has worn many hats and has passionately served the UA in many capacities.' Fellows jockeyed for the opportunity to take pictures with one of the favorite professors as they re-iterated how much he will be missed."

See a mini photo gallery from the event below—after which you’ll find an overview of his career.

PHOTO GALLERY (click on image to enlarge):

Dr. Steve Goldschmid's retirement cake  Drs. Hemanth Gavini, Eugene Trowers and Steve Goldschmid  UA gastroenterology fellows greet Dr. Steve Goldschmid 1

UA gastroenterology fellows greet Dr. Steve Goldschmid 2  Drs. Steve Goldschmid and Steve Klotz  Drs. Steve Klotz and Steve Goldschmid

Dr. Steve Goldschmid opening present 1  Dr. Steve Goldschmid opening present 2  `Dr. Steve Goldschmid opening present 3

Dr. Goldschmid with gastroenterology fellows  Dr. Goldschmid with GI administrative staff Kathyrn Sepulveda, Lisa Laughlin, Linda Gonzalez and Carmen Mendoza  Dr. Goldschmid with GI administrative staff Carmen Mendoza, Linda Gonzalez, Lisa Laughlin and Kathryn Sepulveda

[Photos courtesy of Lisa Laughlin, administrative associate for the division and UA Thomas D. Boyer Liver Institute.]

About Dr. Goldschmid

Dr. Goldschmid is a board-certified gastroenterologist who has practiced in Tucson since September 2000, recruited from the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta. At Emory, he worked closely with the late Thomas D. Boyer, MD, who also was recruited to hear earlier that year to found the UA Liver Research Institute (now named in Dr. Boyer’s honor at Dr. Goldschmid’s urging) and later served as UA Department of Medicine chair from 2008-14. Dr. Boyer died in January 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

Dr. Goldschmid spent many years at Emory as director of Clinical Services. He received his medical degree at Detroit's Wayne State University in 1980. He completed his residency in internal medicine (1980-83) and fellowship in gastroenterology (1983-85) at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa.

In 2000, Dr. Goldschmid was recruited to establish a state of the art gastroenterology service/endoscopy lab at the UA Health Sciences based at the UA Health Network and UA Medical Center – University Campus hospital in Tucson—previously University Medical Center and University Hospital and now Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.

He served as chairman of the Department of Medicine (2006-08) and dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson from 2009-14. In between, he was interim dean for one year. In the fall of 2015, Dr. Goldschmid was appointed interim chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, a position he held until July 2018, with the arrival of Dr. Merchant, who he had helped recruit from the University of Michigan to head the division. Among many others he helped recruit to the UA include Division of Rheumatology Chief and UA Arthritis Center Director C. Kent Kwoh, MD; Merri Pendergrass, MD, PhD, clinical chief of Division of Endocrinology and director of the Adult Diabetes Program; and Division of Cardiology Chief and UA Sarver Heart Center Director Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Goldschmid is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and American College of Physicians. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and gastroenterology, he is a member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association. Dr. Goldschmid has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopic therapy of GI disorders. He also was named consistently among the "Best Doctors in America."

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Release Date: 
12/16/2018 - 2:00pm