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More About Eli Goodman M.D.


Eli Goodman, MD, is a Springfield, Illinois-based internal medicine physician, medical consultant, medical director of several organizations, and writer. His publications include books, articles, essays, and cartoons.

He has leadership roles and is  active in multiple community organizations, including Springfield (IL) Sunrise Rotary Club,  Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Illinois Capital Region, the Sangamon County Medical Society, the Illinois State Medical Society, and the Springfield Jewish Federation.


Dr. Goodman— a self-described “communitarian,” to borrow the term from the late Dr. Randy Pausch’s book, “The Last Lecture”-- dedicates himself daily to the obligation to help repair our broken world through good deeds. Many of his writings deal with this theme. 

His acclaimed book, “The White Horse,” published in 2014 with second printing in 2016,  proves to both children and adults that prejudice based on superficial characteristics such as skin color is folly, illogical, and contrary to medical science.

He is proud and inspired to live in a community such as Springfield, Illinois, where his commitment to service is shared by countless dedicated souls who daily show him the way to do more and more to help others. Dr. Goodman energetically tells his friends near and far that “The heart and soul of Springfield is its citizens’ selfless dedication to its wondrous number of service and charitable organizations. I just try to keep up with them.”

Eli welcomes all forms of communication from readers and friends.

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