Jeffrey Gold, MD
Professor of Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Jeffrey Gold, MD

Dr. Gold began his training and career in New York, going to NYU Medical School then Columbia Presbyterian for residency and then back to NYU for fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care. After completing fellowship Dr. Gold joined the faculty at NYU as a translational researcher in sepsis and septic shock. While serving in the role, Dr. Gold also served as Director for Critical Care services for Bellevue hospital. Dr. Gold was recruited to OHSU in 2005 where he received a number of grants focus on the host immune response in sepsis, pneumonia and cystic fibrosis.   In 2011, Dr. Gold’s research focus shifted toward understanding the usability of Electronic Health Records in the ICU, specifically focused on the ability to use simulated patient charts to create high-fidelity EHR training exercises as well as provide a test bed to objectively assess usability of the EHR.  This infrastructure has led to a number of publications and Dr. Gold has received grants from AHRQ to conduct this research. Recently, Dr. Gold has expanded this work to include understanding how all member of the interprofessional team (Nurses, pharmacists physicians etc….) interact with the EHR during ICU rounds. This work has expanded to use of EHR based simulation for training of medical scribes and now to understand the role the EHR plays in the genesis of diagnostic error in ambulatory care.  Dr. Gold currently is a Professor of Medicine at Oregon health & Sciences University. He has held numerous administrative positions including program director for OHSUs Pulmonary Critical Care and Critical Care fellowships (2010-2017) and Director of Simulation for OHSU (2012-2018). Dr Gold currently serves as Vice Chair for Quality and Safety for the Department of Medicine, serves as the Director for the OHSU Health Disparities Reduction Core and Director for Advanced EHR Training and Evaluation.  With these roles, Dr. Gold is integrating patient safety, EHR usability, training and equity into a Learning Health System ecosystem at OHSU.