Denise M. Goodman, MD, MS, FCCM is a board-certified pediatric intensivist, Senior Physician Advisor, and Co-Chair, Utilization Review at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. In that role she has oversight of utilization management, denials management, and multiple operational initiatives including discharge efficiency, throughput, status determination, observation management, out-of-network processes, and prior authorization among others. She now leads a team of 4 other physician advisors focused on enterprise-wide process improvement aimed at providing effective, equitable, safe, family-centered care.
Dr. Goodman is also the inaugural chair of the Pediatric Committee of the American College of Physician Advisors, and is recognized as a leader in developing physician advisor programs in pediatrics.
Dr. Goodman is a Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Clinically, Dr. Goodman is Medical Director of the Pulmonary Habilitation Program, a large clinical program for children receiving invasive home mechanical ventilation via tracheostomy. She continues to publish widely in the areas of critical care practice and in the care of children with medical complexity. She has previously been a fellowship program director both for the Lurie program and national chair of pediatric critical care fellowships.