Washington University at St. Louis
Medical Public Affairs Notice

Author, Publisher Stephen Goldberg to Speak at Medical School’s Commencement

Date: Friday, May 21

Time: 3 p.m.

Place: The Ferrara Theater at the America’s Center

St. Louis, May 19, 2004 — Medical author, publisher and educator Stephen Goldberg, M.D., will address students graduating from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis during the School’s Commencement Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 21. Faculty, staff, students and their guests are invited to attend.

Goldberg is professor emeritus of family medicine and cell biology/anatomy at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He also founded the MedMaster Publishing Co. in 1979, which produces books and CDs for medical students, physicians, nurses and other health professionals.

Goldberg has written numerous titles in the MedMaster series and has worked with other authors in an editorial capacity. His first book, Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple, has sold more than 300,000 English edition copies.

The class of 2004 chose Goldberg as this year’s keynote speaker because of his dedication to medical education, according to class president Jason Stephenson.

“At first we thought of inviting him to speak because we used his book series extensively throughout medical school,” Stephenson says. “When we started doing more research into his background, we discovered that he also is an incredible advocate for students. Throughout his career, Dr. Goldberg seems to have had a very student-oriented philosophy and really cares about medical education.”

A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Goldberg trained in neurology and became board certified in ophthalmology and family medicine as well. In recognition of his devotion to medical education, he has received the George Paff Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Miami School of Medicine eleven times since its inception in 1985.

A reception, hosted by the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association, will be held in the atrium of the America’s Center immediately following the ceremony. The School of Medicine will host a separate reception for faculty, students, family and friends on Thursday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Olin Link, which is the area linking Olin Residence Hall and the McDonnell Medical Sciences Building.

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