Dr. McGoff is a lifelong member of St. Pius X, where his parents were founding members. He graduated from Indiana University at the age of 20 and their School of Medicine four years later. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and has continued to practice in the ER at Community Hospitals, since he returned in 1987.
He has a passion for public service and was twice elected coroner of Indianapolis and candidate for Congress. Dr. McGoff has participated on numerous boards and commissions, including the Marion County Forensic Science Commission, Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, Community Hospitals of Indiana, Medical Licensing Board, currently serves as the Speaker for the Indiana State Medical Association, just to name a few.
In his spare time, Brigadier General McGoff is the Chief of Staff for the nearly 2,000 members of the Indiana Air National Guard, where he serves as an advisor to the Adjutant General on matters pertaining to the 122d Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, 181st Intelligence Wing in Terre Haute, the Air-to-Ground Gunnery Ranges at Atterbury and Jefferson Proving Grounds. General McGoff was commissioned in 1982 in the Medical Service Corps and has served for more than three decades with an aeronautical rating of Chief flight surgeon, logging over 600 hours in many different military aircraft, including the F-4 and F-16 fighters. His distinguished military service also included Chief of Emergency Services at the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, Joint Base Balad, the busiest trauma center in Iraq in 2008-09 and as Assistant to the Surgeon General for US Air Forces in Europe along with many temporary tours to around the globe.
To keep him sane and grounded, he has an 18year old daughter, who is attending IU this fall and Karen, his wife of 28 years.