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Michael K. Gould, MD, MS

Adjunct Investigator

Health Services Research



Dr. Michael Gould is a pulmonologist and health services researcher with longstanding interests in the care of patients with respiratory disease, venous thromboembolism, and lung cancer. He is a professor in the Department of Health Systems Science of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Previously, Dr. Gould was director of the Division of Health Services Research & Implementation Science in the Department of Research & Evaluation, where he was instrumental in building the Care Improvement Research Team. He continues to work closely with CIRT, which conducts both externally funded and operationally focused research.

Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Gould was a practicing pulmonologist specializing in the evaluation of patients with suspected lung cancer and respiratory complications of cancer while on faculty at Stanford University Medical Center, the Veterans Administration


Palo Alto Health Care System, and the Keck School of Medicine, at the University of Southern California. He has published over 175 original research articles, book chapters, and reports. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Areas of Focus

  • Embedded research in the learning health care system
  • Implementation science and outcomes research
  • Lung cancer screening, diagnosis, and staging
  • Venous thromboembolism prevention


State University of New York Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, New York
MS, Health Services and Health Policy
Stanford University
Stanford, California
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

Honors and Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award, Thoracic Oncology Assembly, American Thoracic Society
Early Career Achievement Award, Behavioral Sciences Assembly, American Thoracic Society
Research Excellence Award, ISPOR
Alpha Omega Alpha, State University of New York, Syracuse