Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

W. Goodwin M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

W. Goodwin M.D. W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., F.A.C.S., is chief medical officer of Sylvester/UMHC—University of Miami Hospital & Clinics. He served as director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1996-2010, during which time he oversaw the center’s integrated clinical, research, and education programs in cancer. Additionally, he is a professor in the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology, which he chaired from 1989-2000, and an active, board-certified head and neck surgeon. Dr. Goodwin serves on the Sylvester Board of Governors as well as the Executive/Finance and Marketing Committees of the Board. He is a member of the Center’s Biobehavioral Oncology and Cancer Epidemiology Research Program and since 1990 has been listed in the Best Doctors in America.

During Dr. Goodwin’s first tenure (1980-1985) at the University of Miami, he served as an assistant and then associate professor in the Department of Otolaryngology. He returned to UM as a full professor in 1989 after four years at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his head and neck surgery fellowship at M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas in 1980; general surgery and otolaryngology residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1977; and a surgical internship at Case Western Reserve University Affiliated Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio in 1973. Dr. Goodwin received his bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytech Institute in Troy, New York, and medical degree from Albany Medical College, Union University, in Albany, New York.

Dr. Goodwin has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications dealing principally with the prevention and treatment of cancer of the mouth and throat. He has been an active member of many scientific societies throughout his career, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, American Association for Cancer Research, American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In addition to his responsibilities at Sylvester and the University of Miami, Dr. Goodwin serves on many boards, including the executive board of the Florida Dialogue on Cancer, the Medical Advisory Board of the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, and the American Cancer Society’s Florida Division Board of Directors. He is a member of the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council.

Dr. Goodwin is proud of the significant strides Sylvester has made in achieving its mission to reduce the human burden from cancer through research, education, prevention, and the delivery of quality patient care. And, he is excited by the tremendous growth currently under way in all facets of the institution.

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