Dr. Amy J. Goldberg Elected to Serve as Vice Chair of The American Board of Surgery (ABS)
The Marjorie Joy Katz Dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and the George S. Peters, MD and Louise C. Peters Chair, professor of surgery at Temple University, Dr. Amy J. Goldberg, has been elected to serve as vice chair of The American Board of Surgery (ABS) for the 2023-2024 term, succeeding Dr. M. Ashraf Mansour. Dr. Goldberg has served on the ABS Board of Directors (now the ABS Council) since 2018 when she was nominated to the ABS by the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She then completed general surgery residency training at Temple University Hospital followed by a fellowship in traumatology and critical care at the University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center.
Dr. Goldberg is a nationally celebrated trauma surgeon, educator, and violence-prevention innovator, devoting 30 plus years to medical education, clinical practice, and community service. Her research has focused on penetrating trauma injuries and the impact of gun violence prevention and intervention programs. Goldberg also serves as co-lead in the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Health Systems Implementation Initiative (HSII) to accelerate the uptake of practice-changing research results in clinical care to improve quality and patient outcomes.
A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, she was designated Master Surgeon Educator in 2021. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Annals of Surgery, and The American Journal of Surgery, and she is an editorial board member of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
I am excited and humbled to be elected to serve as Vice Chair of the American Board of Surgery," said Dr. Goldberg. "I look forward to working even more closely with my esteemed colleagues to continually improve surgical training and lifelong learning.
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About the ABS
The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 for the purpose of certifying individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of surgery. Surgeons certified by the ABS have completed at least five years of surgical training following medical school and successfully completed a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS. They must then maintain their board certification through ongoing learning and practice improvement activities.
The ABS offers board certification in general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, complex general surgical oncology, and surgery of the hand. It is one of the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.