Michael L. Good, MD

Michael GoodDean, College of Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology

Contact Information

University of Florida
College of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100215
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0215

Office Phone:

(352) 273-7500



Michael L. Good,MD, is the ninth and current dean of the University Of Florida College of Medicine, where he focuses on the professional development of nearly 1,000 clinical and research faculty as well as the continued strengthening of the educational curricula for the more than 1,600 learners. Dr. Good serves on the Board of Directors for UF Health Shands and chairs the Board of Directors for the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville. In his 20-plus years on the faculty, Dr. Good has held numerous leadership positions at UF and its clinical affiliates. Before being named interim dean of the College of Medicine in May 2008, he served as senior associate dean for clinical affairs in the college and chief of staff for UF Health Shands Hospital and Shands AGH. His leadership experience also extends to the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, where he served as chief of staff and system medical director, respectively.

A professor of anesthesiology, Dr. Good is a noted inventor. Early in his academic career, he led a team of UF physicians and engineers to create the human patient simulator, a sophisticated computerized teaching tool that is now used in health care education programs throughout the world.

Dr. Good graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in computer and communication sciences. He also earned his medical degree from Michigan and then came to Gainesville in 1984 to complete residency training in anesthesiology and a research fellowship at UF, where he then joined the College of Medicine faculty in 1988.


 1988 Residency University of Florida, College of Medicine Gainesville, FL
 1984 MD University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI
 1980 BS, Computer and Communication Sciences  University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

 Awards and Honors

2013 Society for Teaching Scholars Honorary Member
2008 Alpha Omega Alpha
2003-2008 Best Doctors in America
2003-2004 Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
2002-2003 Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2000 Society for Technology in Anesthesia Best Abstract for the Application of Technology to Education

Selected Publications

  • Cendan JC, Good M: Interdisciplinary work flow assessment and redesign decreases operating room turnover time and allows for additional caseload. Arch Surg 14​1:65-69, 2006.
  • Good ML: Patient simulation for teaching basic and advanced clinical skills. Med Educ 37 (Suppl 1):14-21, 2003.
  • De Beer NAM, van Meurs WL, Grit MBM, Good ML, Gravenstein D: Educational simulation of the electroencephalogram (EEG) Technol Health Care 9:237-256, 2001.
  • Lampotang S, Good ML, Pascal MAM, Heijnen MS, Gravenstein JS: TWITCHER: A device to simulate thumb twitch response to ulnar nerve stimulation. J Clin Monit Comput 14:135-140, 1998.
  • van Meurs WL, Nikkelen E, Good ML: Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model for educational simulations. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 45:582-590, 1998.
  • Lampotang S, Gravenstein JS, Euliano TY, van Meurs WL, Good ML, Kubilis P, Westhorpe R: Influence of pulse oximetry and capnography on time to diagnosis of critical incidents in anesthesia: a pilot study using a full-scale patient simulator. J Clin Monit Comput 14:313-321, 1998.
  • Lampotang S, Good ML, Westhrope R, Hardcastle J, Carovano RG: Logistics of conducting a large number of individual sessions with a full-scale patient simulator at a scientific meeting. J Clin Monit 13:399-407, 1997.
  • Myers JA, Good ML, Andrews JJ: Comparison of tests for detecting leaks in the low-pressure system of anesthesia gas machines. Anesth Analg 84:179-184, 1997.
  • van Meurs WL, Good ML, Lampotang S: Functional anatomy of full-scale patient simulators. J Clin Monit 13:317-324, 1997.
  • Euliano TY, Caton D, van Meurs WL, Good ML: Modeling obstetric cardiovascular physiology on a full-scale patient simulator. J Clin Monit 13:293-297, 1997.