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Michael K. Gould, MD, MS


Division of Health Services Research & Implementation Science




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 leads the Care Improvement Research Team, which conducts both externally funded and operationally focused research. CIRT is deeply embedded in the delivery system at Kaiser Permanente Southern California and is actively engaged in both observational and interventional studies of care delivery. 

Now a full-time researcher, 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

  • Lung cancer screening, diagnosis, and staging
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Comparative effectiveness and outcomes research
  • Implementation science


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