Speaker: Amy J. Goldberg, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Temple University Hospital
Topic: Looking Back: A Reflection on Three Decades of Gun Violence
Date: April 16, 2019
Venue: Nittany Lion Inn
Dr. Amy J. Goldberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology, received her medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and completed her Residency in General Surgery at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Goldberg then pursued a Fellowship in Traumatology and Critical Care at the University of Maryland, Shock Trauma Center. In 1993, Dr. Goldberg returned to Temple University Hospital to join the surgical faculty. She served as Chief of the Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Division and Medical Director of the Trauma Program for over a decade. Dr. Goldberg was the Director of the General Surgery Residency Program for 12 years.
Today, she serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Surgeon-in-Chief of Temple University Health System, and Medical Director of Perioperative Services at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Goldberg is well recognized as a superb educator – winning several teaching awards including the Lindback Award, and multiple Golden Apple Awards. Her contributions to academic medicine have earned numerous accolades throughout her career – the Philadelphia Business Journal Humanitarian of the Year Award, the KYW News Radio Woman’s Achievement Award, the Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction Award and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Exemplar of Humanism Award. Dr. Goldberg is nationally recognized for her contributions to violence prevention and improved outcomes for victims of trauma. Her specific insights and expertise on gun violence were highlighted in an article in the Huffington Post: What Bullets Do To Bodies. Under Dr. Goldberg’s ardent leadership, the Cradle to Grave and Turning Point programs have received national praise for their positive impact on the lives of youth and patients in North Philadelphia. She received Temple University’s highest teaching award in 2018, the Great Teacher Award. Dr. Goldberg is a newly elected Director of the American Board of Surgery.
*This speaker has been designated as the 2018-2019 AAUW State College Centennial Lecturer. (To learn more about AAUW State College and their mission toward advancing equity for women and girls through research, advocacy and education, please visit www.aauwstatecollege.org)