Regents approve appointment of Jeffrey Gold, M.D., as chancellor

by Melissa Lee, University of Nebraska | December 02, 2013

Jeffrey Gold, M.D., is the new chancellor of UNMC.

Jeffrey Gold, M.D., is the new chancellor of UNMC.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents Friday approved the appointment of Jeffrey Gold, M.D., as the new chancellor of UNMC. His start date will be Feb. 1.

Dr. Gold currently serves as chancellor and executive vice president of biosciences and health affairs and executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Toledo in Ohio. He has been at that university since 2005.

“I’m delighted to welcome Jeff Gold to the University of Nebraska. Many share my view that Dr. Gold’s achievements and experience make him the right person to serve as UNMC’s next chancellor,” said University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken. “I’m looking forward to his leadership of an enterprise that is so critical to the future of Nebraska and the health of its people.”

Tim Clare, chairman of the NU Board of Regents, said: “We are extremely pleased to have someone as talented, passionate and experienced as Dr. Gold to lead UNMC. We are confident that, with his proven track record in health care, he can build on the successes of his predecessor, Dr. Hal Maurer, and lead UNMC to new heights in the competitive health care industry of the 21st century.

“We believe, through Dr. Gold’s leadership, UNMC will continue to enhance its reputation as an international leader in health care by affording its students an outstanding education, conducting outstanding research and providing top-quality health care for its patients.”

Dr. Gold will serve as UNMC’s chief executive officer, with responsibility for all aspects of campus administration. UNMC has an annual operating budget of about $600 million, a staff of more than 5,000, and about 3,700 students.

Gold will be expected to lead the development of a vision and plan for UNMC’s future; continue the important work of creating an integrated clinical enterprise; continue to strengthen the work of UNMC and its partners in offering the highest-quality health care; enhance UNMC’s research and academic profile and capacity; cultivate a highly collaborative, supportive and diverse workplace; represent and advocate for the campus within the University of Nebraska and more broadly; represent UNMC in the private sector; and attract and develop the financial resources necessary to achieve the campus’ ambitions, among other duties. Gold will chair the board of the recently announced integrated clinical enterprise.

Gold also will hold a health professions appointment in the department of surgery.

Jeffrey Gold, M.D.

Dr. Gold has served at the University of Toledo, the third-largest public university in Ohio, since 2005. In that role, Dr. Gold has full leadership responsibility of the clinical, education and research programs of the university’s health sciences, the faculty practice plan and the clinical delivery system.

Dr. Gold graduated from the Cornell University College of Engineering, where he majored in theoretical and applied mechanics. He earned his M.D. from the Weill Cornell College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at The New York Hospital and Memorial Hospital, where he served as the administrative chief resident; and his cardiothoracic residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Prior to joining the University of Toledo, Dr. Gold served at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Weill Cornell Medical College.