Dr Good’s Bio

About INTERIM President Michael L. GOOD


Michael Good began serving as the interim president of the University of Utah on April 7, 2021. He is the CEO of University of Utah Health, the executive dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine, and the A. Lorris Betz senior vice president of Health Sciences.

In his roles leading the health system, Good works to assure the professional and educational success of more than 20,000 talented faculty, staff, and students who make University of Utah Health (U of U Health) one of the nation’s premier centers of academic health sciences. His leadership has enhanced U of U Health’s reputation as an academic health system that provides world-class health care, research, education, and service to the state, region, and nation. He leads the organization through a period of remarkable growth, evidenced by the construction of a half-dozen major new facilities on the health campus and in the community, the implementation of transformational educational and research initiatives, and the recruitment of dozens of new leaders and faculty.

Prior to joining U of U Health, Good held many leadership positions at the University of Florida (UF) and its clinical affiliates, including dean of the medical school, senior associate dean for clinical affairs, chief of staff for UF Health Shands Hospital, chief of staff for the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and system medical director for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Early in his academic career, he led a team of UF physicians and engineers to create the Human Patient Simulator, a sophisticated computerized teaching tool that is now used in health-care education programs throughout the world.

Good graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in computer and communication sciences. He also earned his medical degree from Michigan, then completed residency training and a research fellowship in anesthesiology at UF and joined the UF College of Medicine faculty in 1988. Currently, he is chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the Association of Academic Health Centers, and a member of the American and Utah Medical Associations and the American and Utah Society of Anesthesiologists.

Good and his wife Danette have five adult children and four grandchildren.