The University of Toledo will recognize Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold for his contributions to medical education and health care in the Toledo region with a farewell reception Wednesday, Jan. 29.After nine years leading The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and UT Medical Center, Gold has accepted an opportunity at the University of Nebraska to serve as chancellor of the institution’s medical center.
Gold will give a presentation at 3 p.m. followed by a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Radisson Hotel Mahogany Room at The University of Toledo.
“Jeff has provided UT transformational leadership during his tenure, and this is an opportunity to not only thank him for his dedication and hard work, but to learn from his experiences and observations,” Jacobs said.
As chancellor and executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, Gold oversaw academic operations on the UT Health Science Campus and the clinical operations of UTMC and ambulatory care sites. Gold also served as dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences.
He joined the Medical College of Ohio in 2005 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Gold earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Cornell University in 1974 and 1978, respectively, and completed residency and fellowship training at the New York Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. Gold is a board-certified thoracic surgeon and specializes in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.
Active in his profession, Gold serves on more than 50 professional committees and more than 100 national organizations, volunteer boards, government/public health councils and industry. He also has been elected to the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.