Dr. Larry Goodman


In 2019, Larry Goodman, MD, retired as the CEO of the Rush System and as the CEO of Rush University Medical Center, positions he had held since 2002. Since that date, he also served as the President of Rush University. He holds the academic rank of professor of internal medicine, and was awarded the James A. Campbell, MD, Distinguished Service Chair of Rush University.

Dr. Goodman is a 1976 graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, and he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious disease at Rush University Medical Center. During his fellowship he served as chief medical resident before joining the faculty.

From 2002 to 2019, Goodman served on the Board of The CORE Foundation, a model public-private venture between Cook County and Rush University Medical Center that established The Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, which cares for approximately 7,000 patients with HIV/AIDS. He is currently a board member of the Civic Consulting Alliance, which provides pro bono consulting services to the City of Chicago and Cook County in areas of greatest public need. He is also on the board of Rush, Sentry Insurance, and the Joffrey Ballet.

Dr. Goodman has received numerous awards including the San Juan Cafferty Legacy Award from Casa Central; the Rush Trustee Medal; and, during his tenure, Rush received Access Living’s Lead On Award for its work in disability rights.  Upon his retirement, Rush created an endowed chair in Health Equity in honor of Dr. Goodman and his wife, Michelle and Chicago Mayor Lightfoot declared Nov 21, 2019 a day in his honor.