The Physicians Foundation learned with great sadness that on Friday, July 31, 2020, Louis Goodman, PhD, passed away. We are thankful he was surrounded by his loving family. Lou served as The Physician’s Foundation’s President from 2005 to 2015 and remained a Board member until 2019. He was integral in establishing the Foundation and helped spur years of support for practicing physicians across the country.
Lou dedicated his career to advocating for practicing physicians and their patients through his work with the Foundation, the Texas Medical Association, where he was Executive Vice President and CEO for 22 years, and the Physicians Advocacy Institute, where he served as Board member and Treasurer. His guidance across all organizations led to significant advancements in the field of medicine and support for physicians and their patients.
Beyond his steadfast commitment to practicing physicians, Lou will be most remembered as a sincere friend to everyone. He led the Foundation as an unwavering, determined and passionate President, all while being a trusted mentor to whom anyone could turn for leadership.
Lou had a tremendous impact on the Foundation and all of those who worked alongside him as an inspirational leader and true companion. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lou’s family during this difficult time.