Dr. Edward A. Gotfried D.O., FACOS, Distinguished Surgeon and Educator, is an Associate Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Center for Global Health at the New York Institute of Technology, (NYIT).. He is the recent Chair of the Department of Specialty Medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also held the position of Coordinator of International Medicine of Ohio University.
In 2007 Dr. Gotfried helped establish the NYIT Center for Global Health, an Interdisciplinary Center of Excellence. The Center for Global Health sponsors a multidisciplinary program that includes international conferences; establishing research and community service clerkships for NYIT COM & Health Profession students in other countries; and research efforts involving many of the schools of NYIT (i.e. Health Professions, Engineering, & Education), to address global medical concerns. The Center has established Outreach projects in Ghana, El Salvador, Belize, Haiti, and Costa Rica, and soon Nanjing, China and Ethiopia.