The APMA House of Delegates took time on Saturday to pay special tribute to noted coding expert and APMA consultant Harry Goldsmith, DPM, of California, who passed away on February 7.
APMA Executive Director and CEO James R. Christina, DPM, asked the delegates to observe a moment of silence for Dr. Goldsmith. He spoke about Dr. Goldsmith’s passion for the profession. "He meant so much to all of us," he said. "He was such a close friend and colleague." A special memorial reception took place Saturday evening, co-sponsored by the California and Texas Podiatric Medical Associations and APMA, where friends, family, and colleagues told stories and celebrated Dr. Goldsmith's life. APMA approved a resolution to rename the coding lectures at the APMA Annual Scientific Meeting (The National) in Dr. Goldsmith's memory.
Dr. Goldsmith attended the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine) and practiced podiatry in California 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 APMA; and a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Goldsmith is survived by his wife, Susan; sons Brian, Mark, and Jon Goldsmith, DPM, and their families; as well as two brothers. You may make a donation to the APMA Educational Foundation in Dr. Goldsmith’s memory by visiting www.apma.org/donate.