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David C. Goodman, M.D., M.S.

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Co-PI, Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Director, Wennberg International Collaborative

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

University of Vermont, BA. 1977
SUNY Upstate Medical Center, MD, 1981
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatric Residency 1981-1984
Dartmouth College, MS in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, 1995

Children's Hospital At Dartmouth
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


Contact Information:

Dartmouth Medical School
HB 7251
Hanover NH 03755

Office: 35 Centerra Parkway, Suite 200
Phone: 603-653-0815
Fax: 603-653-0896
Email: david.goodman@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Julie Doherty
Asst. Phone: 603-653-0815
Asst. Email: julie.r.doherty@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Dr. Goodman’s primary research interest is the relationship of outcomes to health workforce supply and its implications for health workforce policy. In his role as Co-PI of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, he also leads and mentors a wider range of projects investigating the causes and consequences of variation in health care capacity and utilization. Dr. Goodman is the founder, with Prof. Gwyn Bevan (London School of Economics), of the Wennberg International Collaborative, a research network that advances the study of unwarranted medical practice variation.

Grant Information:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration - The Primary Care Service Area Project
California Healthcare Foundation
Charles H. Hood Foundation

Courses Taught:

Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
Comparative Health Systems

Selected Publications:


Morden NE, Chang CH, Jacobson JO, Berke EM, Bynum JP, Murray KM, Goodman DC
End-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer is highly intensive overall and varies widely.
Health Aff (Millwood) 2012 Apr; 31(4):786-96
PMID: 22492896

Lucas FL, Siewers A, Goodman DC, Wang D, Wennberg DE
New cardiac surgery programs established from 1993 to 2004 led to little increased access, substantial duplication of services.
Health Aff (Millwood) 2011 Aug; 30(8):1569-74
PMID: 21700599

Chang CH, Stukel TA, Flood AB, Goodman DC
Primary care physician workforce and Medicare beneficiaries' health outcomes.
JAMA 2011 May 25; 305(20):2096-104
PMID: 21610242

Goodman DC
Preventing ruin, or the ruin of United States health care? A requiem for rationing.
J Leg Med 2011 Jan; 32(1):61-76
PMID: 21391056

Goodman DC
Unwarranted variation in pediatric medical care.
Pediatr Clin North Am 2009 Aug; 56(4):745-55
PMID: 19660625

Goodman DC, Fisher ES
Physician workforce crisis? Wrong diagnosis, wrong prescription.
N Engl J Med 2008 Apr 17; 358(16):1658-61
PMID: 18420498

Goodman DC, Stukel TA, Chang CH, Wennberg JE
End-of-life care at academic medical centers: implications for future workforce requirements.
Health Aff (Millwood) 2006 Mar-Apr; 25(2):521-31
PMID: 16522606

Goodman DC
Twenty-year trends in regional variations in the U.S. physician workforce.
Health Aff (Millwood) 2004; Suppl Variation:VAR90-7
PMID: 15471767

Goodman DC, Mick SS, Bott D, Stukel T, Chang CH, Marth N, Poage J, Carretta HJ
Primary care service areas: a new tool for the evaluation of primary care services.
Health Serv Res 2003 Feb; 38(1 Pt 1):287-309
PMID: 12650392

Goodman DC, Fisher ES, Little GA, Stukel TA, Chang CH, Schoendorf KS
The relation between the availability of neonatal intensive care and neonatal mortality.
N Engl J Med 2002 May 16; 346(20):1538-44
PMID: 12015393