Dr. Godbe attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago and did his general surgical training at the University of California, Irvine.
As a general surgeon, he practices a broad range of procedures including thoracic and abdominal surgeries. He treats benign diseases as well as a variety of cancers, including cancers of the breast and colon, and has an interest in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He also treats varicose veins with minimally invasive techniques.
Medical and surgical technology has become very advanced, yet there is still progress to be made. One cure Dr. Godbe most wishes would be discovered is a cure for spinal cord injuries and the resultant severe life impediments that these disastrous injuries cause.
Dr. Godbe tries to keep active when he is not practicing surgery. He is an avid road bicyclist and also enjoys camping and hiking in the great Black Hills and visiting his family. He has four children who live in various places around the country.