Department of Medicine News

Goldman Named Inaugural Follansbee Professor

February 4, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur

Glenn Goldman, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of dermatology, was invested as the inaugural Rogers and Nancy Follansbee Professor of Dermatology during a formal ceremony held February 3, 2020 at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.

Glenn Goldman, M.D., Rogers and Nancy Follansbee Professor of Dermatology, left, with Larner College of Medicine Dean Richard L. Page, M.D.

Glenn Goldman, M.D., an international leader in skin cancer surgery and professor of medicine and chief of dermatology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, has been invested as the inaugural Rogers and Nancy Follansbee Professor of Dermatology. The formal ceremony was held in the Hoehl Gallery in the Health Science Research Facility at the Larner College of Medicine on February 3, 2020.

Lenore Follansbee Broughton ’83, M.S.’87 established the professorship in memory of her late parents and in recognition of Dr. Goldman’s outstanding work to advance dermatology care on the local, national, and international levels.  At the time of Dr. Goldman’s retirement, the professorship will be renamed in his honor the Glenn D. Goldman, M.D. Professorship in Dermatology. 

Ms. Broughton has been a generous supporter of the Larner College of Medicine since the late 1980s.  She began supporting the Department of Dermatology in 2005 with regular gifts to the Dermatology Resident Education Fund, helping support the research and training of resident physicians.  She began supporting research by Dr. Goldman and his fellows in 2012 through gifts to the Broughton Dermatology Research Fund. 

Dr. Goldman joined the UVM faculty and UVM Medical Center in 1996. He received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medicine and completed an internship in internal medical at New York Hospital - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a residency in dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine. He then did a fellowship in dermatological surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. Internationally recognized for his expertise in skin cancer surgery, Dr. Goldman established the first longstanding Mohs surgery unit in Vermont.  He founded the highly competitive dermatology residency program, and the fellowship program in dermatologic surgery. He currently serves as Vice President and President elect of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is chair of the International Traveling Mentorship Program of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and heads the Coding and Reimbursement Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology He is a the former ACMS representative on the RVS Update Committee of the American Medical Association, the group that makes recommendations to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding valuation and payment, which has helped him gain a deep knowledge of the financial side of practicing medicine.

Dr. Goldman’s clinical interests lie in the areas of tumor removal and reconstruction. Named Continuing Medical Education Teacher of the Year by the UVM Health Network Medical Group in 2015, he has published widely on dermatologic surgery and oncology topics, including co-authoring a book, titled Facial Flap Surgery, that has become an important resource for practitioners. In addition to nearly 50 peer-reviewed publications and a dozen book chapters and reviews, he has delivered more than 220 lectures locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

UVM and the UVM Foundation hold investiture ceremonies to recognize the importance of endowed positions, convey that they are one of the highest honors the University can bestow on its faculty members, and thank the generous donors who make them possible.  The February 3 investiture ceremony was attended by colleagues, friends, and family of Dr. Goldman and Ms. Broughton, and featured remarks by UVM President Suresh Garimella, Ph.D., Dean of the Larner College of Medicine Richard L. Page, M.D., and E. L. Amidon Chair of the Department of Medicine Polly Parsons, M.D.

Fundraising for the Larner College of Medicine is a major focus for the University of Vermont Foundation, a nonprofit corporation established to secure and manage private support for the benefit of the University of Vermont.  During the University’s 8-year Move Mountains comprehensive fundraising campaign, which concluded last summer, donors like Ms. Broughton gave over $290 million to support the Academic Health Sciences (the Larner College of Medicine, the College of Nursing & Health Sciences, and the UVM Medical Center).  More information about the impact of donors and the work of the UVM Foundation can be found at