CAPT David Goldman, M.D., M.P.H., is chief medical officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and assistant administrator for the Office of Public Health Science at the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). CAPT Goldman was formerly director of the Human Health Sciences Division and acting administrator at FSIS. Prior to that, he served as the district health director, then briefly as the deputy state epidemiologist at the Virginia Department of Health. He started his medical career with ten years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, practicing both family medicine and preventive medicine. CAPT Goldman is board-certified in both Family Medicine and General Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He continues to see patients one day per month at a free clinic in Virginia. CAPT Goldman has been the Surgeon General’s Policy Advisory Committee representative for USDA and is the senior Commissioned Corps officer at USDA. In addition he served on the Physicians Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC) and was the chair of the PPAC Promotion Guidelines subcommittee. CAPT Goldman received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.D. from the University of Virginia, and his M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of Washington.