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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:


End-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer is highly intensive overall and varies widely.
Morden NE, Chang CH, Jacobson JO, Berke EM, Bynum JP, Murray KM, Goodman DC
Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Apr;31(4):786-96. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0650.
PMID: 22492896

New cardiac surgery programs established from 1993 to 2004 led to little increased access, substantial duplication of services.
Lucas FL, Siewers A, Goodman DC, Wang D, Wennberg DE
Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Aug;30(8):1569-74. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2010.0210. Epub 2011 Jun 23.
PMID: 21700599

Primary care physician workforce and Medicare beneficiaries' health outcomes.
Chang CH, Stukel TA, Flood AB, Goodman DC
JAMA. 2011 May 25;305(20):2096-104. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.665.
PMID: 21610242

Preventing ruin, or the ruin of United States health care? A requiem for rationing.
Goodman DC
J Leg Med. 2011 Jan;32(1):61-76. doi: 10.1080/01947648.2011.550829.
PMID: 21391056

Unwarranted variation in pediatric medical care.
Goodman DC
Pediatr Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;56(4):745-55. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2009.05.007.
PMID: 19660625

Physician workforce crisis? Wrong diagnosis, wrong prescription.
Goodman DC, Fisher ES
N Engl J Med. 2008 Apr 17;358(16):1658-61. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp0800319.
PMID: 18420498

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

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

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

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