David Gozal

Dean and Vice President for Health Affairs, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine


David Gozal is a pediatric pulmonologist and world-renowned pediatric sleep expert. He was named to his role at Marshall in July 2023.

Gozal came to Marshall from the University of Missouri (UM), where he served as the Marie M. and Harry L. Smith Endowed Chair and Chairman of the Department of Child Health, as well as the Physician-in-Chief of the University of Missouri Health Children’s Hospital.

Prior to his work at UM, Gozal served in positions at Tulane University, University of Louisville and the University of Chicago, among others.  The recipient of dozens of honors, awards and recognitions for his work, Gozal has been a federally funded National Institutes of Health researcher since 1992. He has published over 850 peer-reviewed original articles with more than 80,000 citations, making him one of the most highly cited researchers in his discipline.

He graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with his Doctor of Medicine degree, completed a pediatric residency in Israel, followed by a fellowship in in pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Additionally, he earned MBA degrees from Georgetown University and ESADE in Barcelona, Spain.