Kathryn E. McGoldrick MED’68







Kathryn E. McGoldrick MED’68
Career Achievement

Professor and Chairman Emerita, Department of Anesthesiology
New York Medical College



Dr. Kathryn E. McGoldrick has provided exceptional patient care; instructed and inspired hundreds of students, residents, and fellows; and, through example, motivated her colleagues to be the best physicians, educators, leaders, and mentors they could be.


An anesthesiologist and historian of the field, Kathy achieved emeritus rank at New York Medical College, where she was professor and chair of anesthesiology, as well as advisory dean for student affairs and residency program director. She previously achieved the rank of professor of anesthesiology—and was awarded an honorary MA Privatim—at Yale University, where she was also chief of the Section of Ambulatory Anesthesiology. From 2016–2020, Kathy worked full-time for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the Department for Institutional Accreditation.


In addition to myriad shorter-term commitments to a wide range of professional organizations, Kathy served on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia from 1990–2009. She had a similarly longstanding appointment with the Survey of Anesthesiology; she served as editor in chief from 1995–2016. Her 1995 textbook on Ambulatory Anesthesiology remains highly regarded.


Among the awards and honors bestowed on Kathryn during her career, she was recognized with the 1994 Bertha Van Hoosen Award from the American Medical Women’s Association for “exceptional leadership and service,” the 1997 Silver Medal from the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, and the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia. In 2017, Kathy was the recipient of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Distinguished Service Award. In 2020, she received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marquis Who’s Who Publishing Company.


Throughout her career, Kathy has participated in the Dartmouth Medical School alumni council. For 26 years, she served as her class secretary, during which time she also served as solicitor for the alumni leadership gift program and on the admissions support committee. Professional organizations including the Academy of Anesthesiology, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Connecticut State Society of Anesthesiology, and Society for Ambulatory Anesthesiologists also benefited enormously from Kathy’s sustained leadership.


Kathy earned her undergraduate degree from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart. She pursued her medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School and Cornell Medical School. She completed her internship in pediatrics at what is now New York–Presbyterian Hospital and her residency in anesthesia at what is now Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was chief resident in pediatric anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston.


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