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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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J. Clay Goodman, M.D. FAANAssistant Dean for Medical Education
Walter Henrick Moursand Chair in Pathology (Neuropathology)
Professor of Pathology and Neurology


  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine 1975
  • B.A., Rice University 1972


    National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA


  • Neurology: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA


  • Neuropathology: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA


  • Neuropathology
  • Neurology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology: Neurology 1981
  • American Board of Pathology: Neuropathology 1985

Area of Interest

  • Cellular and molecular basis of neural injury and recovery in traumatic brain injury
  • Medical education research
  • Informatics in pathology and medical education

Current Position

  • I am actively involved in medical education at Baylor College of Medicine with a particular emphasis on undergraduate medical education in the pre-clinical curriculum. In addition, I have clinical service responsibilities in diagnostic neuropathology and neurology. My research focuses on molecular genetic determinants of host reaction to traumatic brain injury and the host cytokine response to traumatic brain injury.

Professional Positions Held

  • Founding On-line CME Editor of the journal Neurology
  • Vice-Chair, Credentialing Council, United Council of Neurological Subspecialties
  • Member, Alliance Awards Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member, Program Accreditation and Development Subcommittee of the Education Committee, American Academy of Neurology
  • Member and Chair, Resident Inservice Examination Subcommittee of the Education Committee, American Academy of Neurology

Honors and Awards

  • Barbara and Corbin J. Robertson, Jr. Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching 2000

Professional Organizations Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association for Neuropathology
  • American Society for Investigative Pathology
  • National Neurotrauma Society
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • Association for the Advancement of Science
  • International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

Representative Publications

  • Takei H, Goodman JC, Powell SZ. Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis caused by ladophialophora bantiana and Fonsecaea monophora: report of three cases. Clin Neuropathol. 2007 Jan-Feb;26(1):21-7
  • Hlatky R, Valadka AB, Goodman JC, Contant CF, Robertson CS. Patterns of energy substrates during Ischemia measured in the brain by microdialysis.J Neurotrauma. 2004 21(7):894-906. (2004)
  • Hlatky R, Lui H, Cherian L, Goodman JC, O'Brien WE, Contant CF, Robertson CS. The role of endothelial nitric oxide synthase in the cerebral hemodynamics after controlled cortical impact injury in mice.J Neurotrauma. (10):995-1006. (2003)
  • Goodman JC, Juul D, Westmoreland B, and Burns R. RITE performance predicts outcome on the ABPN Part I examination.. Neurology 58(8):1144-46 (2002)
  • Fuller G.N. and Goodman J.C. Practical Review of Neuropathology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2001) 343 pages

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