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Amy Goldberg, MD, FACS, Appointed Chair of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Temple

POSTED ON November 05, 2015

Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, has been appointed Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), Surgeon-in-Chief for Temple University Health System (TUHS), and Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Temple University Hospital (TUH).
 
Since joining the LKSOM faculty in 1993, Dr. Goldberg has served as Director of Trauma at Temple University Hospital for 11 years, Chief of Trauma & Surgical Critical Care for 11 years, General Surgery Residency Program Director for 12 years and, since September 2014, as Interim Chair of Surgery. A true leader in patient care, quality and surgical education, Dr. Goldberg has earned numerous resident and medical student teaching awards including the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Exemplar of Humanism in Medicine Award and 15 awards for teaching and clinical training excellence.
 
Dr. Goldberg has also been a tireless champion of the prevention and amelioration of violence in Philadelphia. She has jointly conceived, leads, and helps implement path-breaking programs aimed at the North Philadelphia community served by Temple, including Cradle to Grave (for high school students) and Turning Point (for victims of violent crime). Dr. Goldberg has testified frequently in favor of public policy aimed at violence-prevention and regularly speaks to national and area audiences about Temple's effectiveness with these programs.
 
Dr. Goldberg is a co-recipient of the Good Shepherd Mediation Program’s Shepherds of Peace Award for her work with the Cradle to Grave Program. She also was recently part of a Temple contingent invited to the White House to participate in the launch of the Obama Administration's "Stop the Bleed" initiative, which equips community residents with skills to stop life-threatening bleeding in emergency situations before first-responders arrive.
 
"Amy's demonstrated strengths as an academic surgeon, leader, researcher, educator/mentor, and unrelenting advocate for Temple's patients and community make her a superb choice for Chair of Surgery, Surgeon-in-Chief, and Medical Director of Perioperative Services," says Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS, Dean and President/CEO of Temple’s healthcare enterprise. "I am confident that her outstanding talents will contribute significantly to enhancing faculty development, enriching the educational experience for students and residents, ensuring quality patient outcomes, and advancing research."
 
Dr. Goldberg received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and medical degree at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She completed a Residency in General Surgery at Temple University Hospital, a Fellowship in Traumatology and Critical Care at the University of Maryland, the Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers Program at Harvard School of Public Health, and the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine. Her research interests include interventions for penetrating trauma, and surgical education. Dr. Goldberg is a member of many professional societies and organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Breast Surgeons, Association of Surgical Education, and Association of Program Directors in Surgery.