The Allegheny County Medical Society Foundation (ACMSF) will present Mark A. Goodman, MD, with the 2014 Richard E. Deitrick Humanity in Medicine Award during its annual community awards and fundraising gala, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Heinz Field – East Club Lounge.
The Richard E. Deitrick Humanity in Medicine Award, established in 2012, honors a physician who has improved the lives of patients by caring for them with integrity, honesty, and respect of their human dignity, and serves as a role model for other physicians.
Dr. Goodman, who specializes in orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal oncology, graduated from the State University of New York – Health Science at Brooklyn in 1974. He completed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as well as Fellowship programs at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
“For more than 30 years Dr. Goodman has demonstrated his commitment to orthopaedic surgery,” says Freddie Fu, MD, D.Sc. (Hon), D.Ps. (Hon), Distinguished Service Professor and David Silver Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. “As an excellent clinician, educator, and researcher, Dr. Goodman demonstrates the qualities associated with the Richard E. Deitrick Humanity in Medicine Award and is most-deserving to receive this award in recognition of his dedication to patient care and teaching.”
Dr. Goodman serves as a Visiting Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Musculoskeletal Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He also served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Goodman is one of the few orthopaedic oncology tumor specialists in the tri-state area and carries a busy clinical practice primarily in the area of orthopaedic oncology.
Dr. Goodman has authored or co-authored 19 peer-reviewed articles published in prestigious scientific journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Clinical Orthopaedics, and Cancer Genetics and Cytogenetics.
Dr. Goodman has served as a mentor to numerous medical students and residents, and served as the educational coordinator organizing clinical and basic science lecture series at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for many years. He continues to present a course each year for the residents in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal tumors.
In addition to his teaching contributions, he has also served on numerous department, hospital, and university committees including those at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society and the Pennsylvania Oncologic Society.
A member of ACMS since 1981, Dr. Goodman served as ACMS president in 2005 and has served as a delegate or alternate delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society since 1990.
Dr. Goodman and his wife reside in Squirrel Hill. They have three children.
The Allegheny County Medical Society represents physicians from all specialties and is dedicated to providing leadership and advocacy for patients and physicians. The organization has been serving Allegheny County since 1865.