Dr. Eric Goldsmith Earns Distinguished Surgeon Award

Dr. Eric Goldsmith Earns Distinguished Surgeon Award

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Oct. 20, 2017) --- Eric Goldsmith, D.O., was recently awarded the Charles L. Ballinger Distinguished Osteopathic Surgeon Award from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). This award recognizes ACOS members for their outstanding accomplishments as a surgeon, educator and/or researcher. Dr. Goldsmith balances roles as both a general and oncologic surgeon with Lee Physician Group and the Medical Director of Academics and Medical Education for Lee Health.

“Dr. Goldsmith is very deserving of this award,” says Venkat Prasad, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Lee Physician Group. “His dedication, commitment and leadership in surgery are valued and we are proud to have him as a partner in Lee Physician Group.”

A graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Goldsmith completed a general surgery residency at Metropolitan Hospital in Springfield, Penn. and oncologic surgery training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, N.Y. He is board certified in general surgery.

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