In Memoriam: Harry Goldsmith, DPM - A Man for All Seasons

In Memoriam: Harry Goldsmith, DPM - A Man for All Seasons

Harry Goldsmith, DPM

The California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Harry Goldsmith, DPM after a courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Goldsmith passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones.

A CPMA Life Member, Dr. Goldsmith was a highly valued consultant to many national third-party payers, individual practitioners and groups for whom he provided coding, medical review, quality assurance, and practice management expertise. A nationally recognized coding expert and in-demand speaker, Dr. Goldsmith’s lectures at The Western Foot and Ankle Conference with fellow billing and coding guru Tony Poggio, DPM were considered “must-see” and often were standing room only.

Known for his sense of humor, quick wit, and generosity, Dr. Goldsmith believed deeply in giving back to the profession. His passion for podiatry led him to found Codingline, an educational and informational company specializing in foot and ankle coding, billing, reimbursement, and practice management.

Active in local grassroots, state, and national efforts to advance and promote the healing art of podiatric medicine, Dr. Goldsmith was mentor and role model to and for many podiatric physicians. For his numerous years of championing podiatry, Dr. Goldsmith was named CPMA’s California Podiatric Physician of the Year in 2000. He is a member of the Podiatry Hall of Fame and the recipient of far too many accolades and awards to list here.

Dr. Goldsmith attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine) and practiced podiatry in California many years before devoting himself full-time to consulting. He was certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (administrative diplomate), a Certified Surgical Foot & Ankle Coder, a member of CPMA and APMA, and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Dr. Goldsmith is survived by his beloved wife, Susan; his sons Jon (Jennifer), Mark (Shannon), and Brian (Maria); and seven grandchildren, Ashley, Ryan, Ben, Noah, Adam, Joshua, and Jacob.

A private memorial service for family will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak & Cutler’s West Center Chapel in Omaha. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Buffett Cancer Center in Omaha, Nebraska (https://nufoundation.org/-/unmc-college-of-medicine-hematological-malignancies-fund-01083990?fundId=01083990) or the APMA Student Scholarship Fund (https://www.apma.org/Donate/Donations.cfm).