Henry M “Hank” Goldberg, M.D., Arts ’58, Med ’62
Hank Goldberg is a doctor who’s had a very interesting practice — one that’s taken him from surgical residency to family medicine to entrepreneurial success, with a brief layover in a war zone along the way.
Being a surgeon was the original plan, but that’s not how things worked out. As Hank was completing his residency, his father, a family practitioner, became ill, so Hank took over the practice. Just as he began enjoying success in his newfound career, he was drafted and went to Vietnam for 12 months as a combat surgeon.
Post-war, he resumed his practice in Milwaukee and enjoyed more than 15 busy years sharing his expertise with medical and civic organizations, including the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he was a clinical professor and is on its board of directors. He also was named Wisconsin’s Physician of the Year.
Later, Hank launched Occupational Medical Clinics of America, which treated employees injured on the job and consulted with employers on reducing the number of job-related accidents, and, next, Substance Abuse Management Inc., which became the world’s largest drug-testing company.
Hank was 65. Time for a golf cart? Not quite.
“Instead of retiring as I should have,” Hank says, “I decided to do one more business.”
That business is RAIR Technologies, a Web-based, DOT-compliant driver qualification and driver log auditing management system for the trucking industry.
The thread in all of this? Providing true, honest care for your clients. Studying history and philosophy at Marquette helped significantly pave Hank’s way.
“It gave me the historical perspective and the philosophical framework to understand the nuances of ethical and moral decisions when I was faced with them in actual practice,” he says.