Oscar B. Goodman, Jr., MD, PhD completed his undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College and his PhD at Thomas Jefferson University, both in Philadelphia. Dr. Goodman completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, and fellowships in hematology and medical oncology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Campus, in New York City.
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Genitourinary Malignancies (prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers) and Clinical Research
Dr. Goodman is a physician-scientist. He is a medical oncologist and clinical researcher at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN). He participates in various basic, translational and clinical research studies, most recently focusing on circulating tumor cells by using the cells as the basis for personalized therapies against prostate and other cancers. Other ongoing projects center on understanding mechanisms that govern prostate cancer resistance to hormonal therapy.
Dr. Goodman conducts his translational research at Roseman University of Health Sciences, with colleagues on the Prostate Cancer Research team, part of the university’s Cancer Research Program. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at Roseman and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Prior to joining CCCN in 2012, Dr. Goodman worked as a medical oncologist at the UC San Diego Nevada Cancer Institute. Before moving to Las Vegas, Dr. Goodman worked as a Clinical Associate and later as a physician for the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Campus, in New York City.
He has earned multiple awards during his career. Dr. Goodman is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology and also has been named a Regional Top Doctor by US News and World Report and Castle-Connolly. He has been honored with the title of Research Healthcare Headliner by Vegas Inc. in 2013 and received the 2014 Southern Nevada Technology & Research Healthcare Hero award by Nevada Business Magazine. He was also awarded the Inspired Excellence in Health Care Award by Las Vegas HEALS.
He has authored numerous abstracts and more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. He has received peer-reviewed translational research support through the Department of Defense.
Dr. Goodman is a native of Las Vegas. In his spare time he enjoys family time with his wife, Ana, a pediatric physical therapist, his two children, and his extended family. His favorite leisurely activities include hiking and water sports.
American Association of Cancer Research
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Clark County Medical Society