Skip to main content

Gold, Jeffrey P.



Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., has been the Chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center since 2014. He was appointed by NU President Hank Bounds on April 27, 2017, to serve as Interim Chancellor of UNO for an unspecified duration, while remaining Chancellor of UNMC. Dr. Gold officially assumed this role at UNO on May 8, 2017.


"Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., the University of Nebraska Medical Center's chancellor since early 2014, will add leadership of UNO to his responsibilities on May 8, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its June meeting. Dr. Gold succeeds current Chancellor John Christensen, who last fall announced his decision to step down after more than a decade of leadership at UNO.

"Dr. Gold is a nationally recognized leader and tireless advocate for transforming higher education, academic medicine and health care delivery.

"He became the eighth chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, vice president of the University of Nebraska system and chair of the board of UNMC's principal clinical care academic health system partner, Nebraska Medicine, in early 2014.

"As UNMC's chief executive officer, Dr. Gold is responsible for all aspects of campus leadership, program quality and operations, including seven colleges, numerous institutes, a staff and faculty of about 5,000 and its 3,800 students. Additionally, Nebraska Medicine has over 6,500 employees and an operating budget of well more than $1.5 billion. The combined economic impact of the "500-mile campus" academic health center exceeds $4 billion.

"Dr. Gold holds a health professions academic appointment at the rank of professor in the College of Medicine, as well as in the College of Public Health, where his research interests in population health are concentrated.

"Prior to joining UNMC, Dr. Gold served as chancellor of the University of Toledo's academic and clinical health sciences, which includes the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Science and Human Service, and Graduate Studies. In that role, Dr. Gold had full leadership responsibility of the clinical, education and research programs, the faculty practice plan and the integrated hospital and ambulatory health care delivery system.

"Prior to joining the University of Toledo, Dr. Gold served in academic and clinical leadership roles at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine--Montefiore Medical System as professor, department chair and heart center director and previously at the Weill Cornell College of Medicine--New York Presbyterian Medical Center as professor and division chief of children's cardiac surgery programs where he was an active academic cardiac surgeon. His research has been extramurally supported for decades, including by the NIH, AHA, AMA, NYSDOH and others.

"Dr. Gold is a proud graduate of the Cornell University College of Engineering, where he received a degree in theoretical and applied mechanics. He earned his M.D. from the Weill Cornell College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at The New York--Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he later served as the administrative chief resident. He completed his cardiothoracic surgical fellowship training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital with additional training in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Boston Children's Hospital of Harvard Medical School.

"Dr. Gold has been certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, specializing in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery.

"Dr. Gold's national leadership is extensive, and has included more than 50 national professional committees and more than 100 national organizations, volunteer boards, government/public health councils, and industry. He has recently served as the Chair the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Education and the AMA/AAMC's Liaison Committee on Medical Education. He is a member of the AMA House of Delegates. Dr. Gold has also served in numerous roles on governing boards and as the elected leader of regional and national professional, accreditation and advocacy organizations in the educational, research and clinical care delivery sectors.

"Dr. Gold served as president of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association and was recently elected to the Board of the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education as well as several other national leadership positions in the Association of American Medical Colleges, the American Medical Association and other prestigious organizations. He has been repeatedly recognized as a Top 50 Health Care Executive and as a Top 100 Physician Executive, as well many national awards for service leading numerous community volunteer programs, philanthropic campaigns and programs. He continues his research interests actively with ongoing publications and presentations and continues to serve several journal editorial boards. Dr. Gold has authored over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 250 national presentations, 40 books and chapters and over 300 invited professorships and keynote presentations.

"He has been married for more than 40 years to a physician and has two adult children, currently residing in New York and San Francisco."

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Chancellor Jeffrey Gold UNO-UNMC Lapel Pin Drafts, 2017

 File — Bin 2019-015.2
Scope and Contents

Two drafts of the UNO/UNMC lapel pin designed by Professor Jeffrey Gold. In these production samples, the middle of the O is white, an error that was corrected for the final version of the pin.

Dates: 2017

Chancellor Jeffrey Gold UNO-UNMC Lapel Pins, 2017

 File — Box 2018-013
Scope and Contents

Three UNO-UNMC lapel pins with magnetic fasteners. The design features the UNO and UNMC logos side by side, connected with a black bar. Chancellor Gold designed this lapel pin when he became Interim Chancellor of UNO while simultaneously remaining Chancellor of UNMC.

Dates: 2017

Jeffrey P. Gold Investiture Records

 Collection — Box MISC-12, Folder: 1
Identifier: UNO-0255
Content Description

Material from the investiture of Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. as the chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha on September 4, 2019. Includes one invitation, dinner programs, investiture ceremony programs, and the 2018-2019 Access to Exceptional Points of Pride brochure. Dr. Gold was already serving as chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and had initially been appointed as Interim Chancellor at UNO.

Dates: September 2019

Jeffrey P. Gold Papers

 Collection — Box MISC-05, Folder: UNO-0244.2017-064
Identifier: UNO-0244
Content Description Script for the State of the University Address, titled "Guardians of her Destiny," delivered by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold to the University of Nebraska at Omaha on September 25, 2017. Six loose leaf sheets plus a cover page, three-hole punched, with corrections and pauses for breath marked with purple ink. The transcript of his speech is available on the university website (, but differs slightly from the...
Dates: 2017

Omaha COVID-19 Collection

Identifier: MSS-0154
Scope and Contents

The Omaha Covid-19 collection was created to document the experiences of the Omaha community during the covid-19 pandemic. The collection includes paper and digital materials from muliple donors. Contributers include Omaha businesses, Omaha community members, and UNO. Currently, the collection includes materials from 2020 to the present, as of February 10th, 2021, but collection is ongoing and will continue to grow. Some of the digital materials are available at

Dates: 9 March 2020 - 10 February 2021