Dr. R. Cole Goodman is the President/CEO of Mercy Clinic of Fort Smith Communities where he oversees 128 physicians, 35 APs, and 330 co-workers in 11 communities and 42 locations. He has also been on the staff of St. Edward Mercy Medical Center since 1978, and has served as Chief of Surgery at Sparks Regional Medical Center and St. Edward Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Goodman earned his M.D. from UAMS in 1973, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Inc., and has served as the Past President, and is a founding member of the Arkansas Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also a Past President of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Active in his community, and within many charitable organizations, Dr. Goodman has served on the Board of Directors for Girls’ Inc., as well as Past President of the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club, where he currently remains on the Board of Directors; furthermore, he was recently honored as an inductee into the organization’s Hall of Fame this past fall. He has served on the Board of Directors of Medical Aid for Children of Latin America and has participated in 15 mission trips to Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. He has served as a Fort Smith City Director, and is currently on the Board of Trustees for the United States Marshalls’ Museum.
Dr. Goodman and his wife, Staci, reside in Fort Smith and have three children and three grandchildren.