April 22, 2012

Dr. Bob Gould, President of SF Bay Area PSR since 1989, retired from the Pathology Department at San Jose Kaiser after 31 years of service. “Bob is the epitome of the ideal physician advocate who has managed a career and activism at the local, state, national and international levels.  I hope he has saved up his energy to continue to work for a better world as I know he will continue to exercise his passion, his inspiration, and his generosity of spirit for the sake of us all,” said Dr. Catherine Thomasson, Executive Director, National PSR.

Dr. Gould has been a national and regional leader in PSR for more than two decades. In addition to serving as President of SF Bay Area PSR for 23 years, he has served on the national board of directors of PSR since 1993 and been Co-Chair of National PSR Board’s Social Justice Committee since 2007. Dr. Gould served on the Executive Committee from 1994-2006; was President of National PSR in 2003; and was Chairperson of National PSR Board’s Security Committee from 2005-2006.

Beyond PSR, Dr. Gould has been an active member of the Environmental Committee of the Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA) since 1992, a leader in the Peace Caucus of American Public Health Association (APHA) since 1986, and has authored numerous publications. Dr. Gould was listed as one of Santa Clara County’s “Top 400 Physicians” in peer-review surveys published in San Jose Magazine in 2001 through 2007. The SCCMA awarded him its “Outstanding Contribution in Community Service” award in 2001, and this June he will receive  SCCMA’s award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Medical Association.”