Dr. Goldsmith is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and is Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the Ochsner Clinic and Foundation Hospital for twenty-two years. He has been actively involved in perinatal education and has special interests in the areas of neonatal resuscitation, ventilation of newborns, performance improvement, and neonatal ethics. As a member and then co-chairman of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Steering Committee (1998-2009), he helped write and publish the 4th and 5th editions of the NRP Textbooks. He was also editor of the Slide Set for the NRP, former editor of the NRP Instructor Update periodical and now continues as a United States representative to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation ILCOR. He played a major role in the development of a high-fidelity neonatal mannequin SimNewB to teach neonatal resuscitation by simulation.
As consultant and faculty for the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Improvement Collaboratives, he has focused on improving respiratory care outcomes. Through his work with VON and The Assist Group, he has helped numerous hospitals develop potentially better practices to reduce the incidence of chronic lung disease. He is the originator of the Oxygen With Love (OWL) Program which has been successful in reducing the incidence of retinopathy of prematurity in many hospitals. Dr. Goldsmith’s publications include over 80 scientific articles, 25 book chapters and 5 editions of the textbook Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate. He is a member of the ACOG-AAP Task Force to rewrite the Neonatal Encephalopathy and Cerebral Palsy monograph and was the 2012 recipient of the Southern Society of Pediatrics Educator of the Year Award. His research concentrates on newborn-assisted ventilation and quality improvement.
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