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Benjamin M. Goodman , MD

    • Title:
    • Associate Professor

    • Role:
    • Faculty

    • Faculty Appointments:
    • Associate Professor of Medicine

      Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

      Associate Director, Sickle Cell Disease Management Program

    • Additional Certifications:
    • Focus Areas:
    • Internal Medicine
      Sickle Cell Disease

    • Contact Info:
    • 757.446.8920

    • Office Location:
    • Hofheimer Hall

    • Undergraduate Education:
    • Graduate Education:
    • Medical Education:
    • Eastern Virginia Medical School

      Norfolk, VA

      Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)


    • Fellowship(s):
    • Research Interests:
    • Sickle Cell Disease

    • Primary Specialty:
    • Internal Medicine

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    • Courses Taught:
    • Current Projects:
    • Bio:
    • Born and raised just one hour away in rural Franklin, Virginia, I am especially proud to have been a member of the EVMS family since 1996. After briefly making it out of the state to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I matriculated into EVMS as a member of the MD class of 2000. Subsequently, I completed my internal medicine residency and served one year as chief resident and clinical instructor prior to joining the faculty in July, 2004.


      In addition to general internal medicine, I have a special interest in the longitudinal care of adults with sickle cell disease. Along with one of my partners, I helped to form the Sickle Cell Disease Management Program at EVMS where we seek to expand access to and improve care for this patient population. I have been active in research related to sickle cell disease and am currently involved in both NIH and industry funded projects. 


      Outside the clinical arena, my passion is medical education. I have served as co-Director of our M1 Introduction to the Patient course since 2007. After seven years as an associate program director of the internal medicine residency, I took over as program director in 2012. In this capacity I strive to create a supportive and rich academic environment, allowing our residents to flourish and preparing them to carry the torch of healthcare for generations to come.

Recent Publications

Rashidi A, Dorfler KR, Goodman BM. “Diffuse Kaposi’s sarcoma” International Journal of Dermatology. Aug 2012;51(8):964-5. Doi 10.1111/j. 1365-4632.2012.05469.x.

Goodman BM 3rd, Chen IA. “White and Blue Fingers: A Red Flag in Sickle Cell Disease” Journal of General Internal Medicine. Oct 5 2012. Epub ahead of print.

Goodman BM 3rd, Boggs JP, Tahhan SG, Ryal JL, Chen IA. “Infectious disease emergencies: frontline clinical pearls” Medical Clinics of North America. Nov 2012;96(6):10033-66. Doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2012.09.001.

Goodman BM, ”Anemias” Point of Care Medicine  2013.

Derlega, VJ, Janda LH, Goodman BM, et al “How Patients’ Self-Disclosure About Sickle Cell Pain Episodes to Significant Others Relates to Living With Sickle Cell Disease” Journal of Pain Medicine. Accepted for Publication. June 2014.

Recent Presentations

Wilson DB, Chen I, Goodman B, “Developing a Patient Navigator Program for Sickle Cell Patients: The SHiP HU Study”. Poster Presentation. 2014 Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research Meeting, Miami, FL. Apr 2014

Wilson DB, Chen I, Goodman B, “Identifying Best Community Approaches for Recruiting Sickle Cell Patients to Clinical Research: Lessons Learned From Ship HU”. Poster Presentation. 2014 Annual Sickle Cell Disease Research Meeting, Miami, FL. Apr 2014