Douglas J. Gould, Ph.D., FAAA

Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Chair of the Department of Foundational Medical Studies

 Doug GouldDoug Gould, Ph.D., joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine faculty in July 2012. He teaches neuroscience and gross anatomy to medical students and is the chair of the Department of Foundational Medical Studies. He joined OUWB from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he was a professor and the director of the Division of Anatomy for six years. Before that, Dr. Gould was an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for nine years. His scholarly endeavors have focused on the design, creation, implementation and evaluation of learning tools for the modern medical student.  He has secured support from the NIH, NSF and private foundations for his educational scholarship.

Dr. Gould has published more than 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has authored and edited ten texts and ancillary learning tools including:

  • High-Yield Neuroanatomy, 4-5e, Gould and Brueckner-Collins: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 
  • Nolte's The Human Brain; An Introduction to its Functional Anatomy, 7-8e, Vanderah and Gould: Elsevier; 
  • Neuroanatomy - Board Review Series, 5-6e, Gould:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 
  • Lippincott's Pocket Neuroanatomy, Gould:Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 
  • Clinical Anatomy for your Pocket, Gould: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;
  • Sidman’s Neuroanatomy: A Programmed Text, 2e, Gould and Brueckner: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;
  • Dynamic Human Anatomy, Dalley and Gould: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;
  • Thieme Electronic Dissector, Gould: Thieme;
  • Clinical Anatomy Flashcards, 1-2e, Gould: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins;
  • Clinical Neuroanatomy: A Case-Based Approach, Gould and Patino: Thieme.

Dr. Gould currently serves as an elected official on the Rochester City Council. He is on the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood House and formerly served on the Governing Board for the Older Person's Commission. In 2020, he was honored to be named a Fellow of the American Association for Anatomy. Dr. Gould has: 1) served as the Editor-in-Chief for Medical Science Educator; 2) served as the chair of the Anatomical Sciences Section of the American Dental Education Association; 3) served as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the American Association for Anatomy; 4) received the 2021 Oakland University Founder’s Day Award for service; and 5) was a 2020-2021 Oakland University Provost Fellow. He is currently the Associate Editor for all Anatomical Sciences submissions for MedEdPortal.

Contact Information:

Office: 474 O'Dowd Hall 

Phone: (248) 370-2802



Neuroscience, gross anatomy, medical education and administration


Ph.D., Anatomy and Cell Biology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

B.S., Social Science Health Studies/Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Research Interests:

Educational research, learning methods, recruitment, development and retention of health sciences faculty