A powerful voice for the role of the parent in child health and an advocate for early literacy
In a career spanning a half-century, Dr. Goldbloom served as professor and head of the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University, physician-in-chief and Director of Research at the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children in Halifax, and chancellor of Dalhousie University. He achieved international recognition as a pioneer of family participation in the care of hospitalized children, having introduced one of the first Care-by-Parent Units in Canada. He authored hundreds of articles and seven books, including Pediatric Clinical Skills, a popular textbook for medical undergraduates and postgraduates. Dr. Goldbloom is admired and loved by colleagues and friends for his compassion and his unique ability to communicate with patients and their families.