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About Adam B. Goldin
Adam Goldin MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP is board certified in both Adult and Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, Medical Director for Surgical Clinical Outcomes as well as Director of Perioperative Quality Improvement for Surgical Services at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and a Professor of Surgery in the UW School of Medicine.
Dr. Goldin’s areas of clinical interests include neonatal surgery, esophageal and foregut surgery, surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, pediatric tumors, and laparoscopic surgery. As a physician, Dr. Goldin focuses on addressing the surgical problem, but as importantly, he focuses on understanding and treating that problem in a way that takes each patient’s unique needs and values into consideration. Advances in medical and information technology are valuable tools that Dr. Goldin uses to achieve the ultimate goal of partnering with patients and parents to engender full trust and comfort in the decisions that are made together to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. Dr. Goldin believes that all patients, no matter their background, deserve the very highest quality of care, that all patients should have comfort and trust in their physicians and in the system that cares for them, that physicians and the healthcare system must earn patients’ trust, and that the first step in earning that trust occurs through education and transparency.
Dr. Goldin enjoys a very productive academic career focused on clinical outcomes and quality of care in pediatric surgery, having published over 100 articles in pediatric surgery. For the past decade he initially served on then led the Outcomes and Evidence-Based Medicine Committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association that has summarized the evidence that now guides decision-making for surgeons nationally on preventing central venous catheter infections and colorectal surgical site infections, as well as on the surgical management of empyema, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, intestinal malrotation, congenital pulmonary airway malformations, gastroesophageal reflux disease, appendicitis, ovarian torsion and ovarian masses, and long-gap esophageal atresia, and on the non-operative management of solid organ injuries in trauma. This national team of surgeons continues to work on additional topics. Dr. Goldin also served on the Taskforce for Children’s Surgery, which established the Children’s Surgical Verification Program through the American College of Surgeons. This program created and implemented the principle that every child should receive surgical care in an environment that has resources that match the needs of each patient.
Dr. Goldin is an avid cook and enjoys experimenting with food from all cultures. He also enjoys reading and travelling and downhill skiing.
Education and Training
UW - School of Public Health
Master Public Health, 2003, Epidemiology
Rush Medical College
Medical education, 1997
UW - Dept. of General Surgery
Residency, General Surgery
UW - Dept. of General Surgery
Internship, General Surgery
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery
CHMC - Dept. of Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric Surgery, 2008, American Board of Surgery