Arthur R. Goshin, M.D., M.P.H, was a principal founder of the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York. Before becoming a trustee in 2008, he helped to shape the mission and direction of the Foundation. In 2019, he transitioned into a new role as advisor to the board.
Goshin had over a 45-year career in the development of community based, not-for-profit health care including the development of health centers in neighborhoods of poverty and the successful development of large health maintenance organization/managed care programs.
He has had a relationship with the University at Buffalo for 56 years, first as an undergraduate and medical student, followed by being member of the faculty. Goshin is now a clinical professor within the School of Public Health and Health Professions. He is also the recipient of the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Since 2006, Goshin has had his own foundation which funds and supports several village- based health programs at any point in time in Uganda and India. He also led the creation of the global health programs at the University at Buffalo.
Goshin currently serves on the boards of many not-for-profit organizations including a well-regarded global foundation, hospice and palliative care programs, nursing homes and home care programs, a research institute and a foundation that focuses on the frail elderly.
Goshin has been married for over 50 years, and has two sons and three grandchildren. He is the author of ten books of poetry.