UF Health Shands CEO elected chair of board of directors for graduate medical education association

Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health ShandsTimothy M. Goldfarb, CEO of UF Health Shands, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the organization charged with accreditation of post-M.D. medical training programs within the United States.

Goldfarb was elected to the board in 2007, and has previously served as its treasurer and chair of the monitoring committee. He has also been a member of the executive committee, the finance committee, the audit committee, and other board standing committees.

The ACGME is a private, nonprofit organization that accredits about 9,200 residency programs in 130 specialties and subspecialties that educate about 109,000 residents. Its mission is to improve health care by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians’ education through accreditation.

“I am very appreciative of Tim’s national leadership, not only in the clinical side of hospital care, but also in the education of our residents, the newest physicians,” said David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D., UF senior vice president for health affairs and president, UF Health. “As a teaching hospital and academic health center, we are committed to providing excellence in patient care, research and education. Tim’s dedication to working with national organizations like the ACGME helps us grow and continue to improve.”

Goldfarb has been the CEO of UF Health Shands since July 2001. His prior health care experience includes experience as the director of University Hospital and Health Care Systems for Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Ore., and as senior associate director for Arizona Medical Center.

He is currently a member of the University Health System Consortium; the Florida Hospital Association; the board of directors of the United Way of North Central Florida; the board of directors of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Chamber Foundation; the board of directors of America’s Essential Hospitals; the American Hospital Association Committee on Clinical Leadership Improvement; and the Gainesville Council for Economic Outreach CEO Council. Goldfarb earned both his bachelor’s degree in political science and his master’s degree in health services administration at Arizona State University.

For media inquiries contact: Rossana Passiniti at 352-273-8569 or PASSAR@shands.ufl.edu

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