Top Woman of the Year
Marcia L. Goodman
Dr. Goodman is a Medical Resident providing patient care at Knox Cardiology Practice in East Hartford, Connecticut. She specializes in treating cardiology patients. She is a member of the Supreme Council of the Order of the Amaranth, and is affiliated with the American Red Cross, the American Diabetes Association, the Order of the Eastern Star, the National Wildlife Federation and the A.S.P.C.A.
Dr. Goodman received an Honorary MD and a Ph.D. from Yale University. Previously, Dr. Goodman served as a Registered Nurse for almost 10 years, working in the West Indies and Bermuda, a laboratory technician with the American Red Cross for 15 years and an employee of the Social Security Administration for five years, where she helped to start the Medicare program.
Dr. Goodman’s interest in cardiology developed after she had open-heart surgery. She was so grateful and impressed by the outstanding professionals who nursed her back to health that she decided to pursue a career in cardiology nursing.
In her spare time, Dr. Goodman enjoys being involved with the theatre. She served as Assistant Director for the Championship Season on Broadway, working with many of Broadway’s biggest stars. She appeared on the soap opera, "Another World," and a production of Shakespeare’s "Taming of the Shrew." Dr. Goodman also managed a community theatre group.