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Lewis Katz School of Medicine Interim Dean Dr. Amy Goldberg Inducted as Member of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

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The Academy’s mission is to recognize and bring together innovators and thought leaders of national and international prominence to advance education across all surgical specialties.

Dr. Amy J. Goldberg

Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, Interim Dean and George S. Peters, MD and Louise C. Peters Chair and Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Surgeon-in-Chief and Senior Vice President of Perioperative Services at Temple University Health System, was inducted as a Member of the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators on Friday, October 15th.

The Academy of Master Surgeon Educators was established in 2014, and its mission is to recognize and bring together innovators and thought leaders of national and international prominence who are committed to advancing the science and practice of education across all surgical specialties.

Particular emphasis is additionally placed on: encouraging the exchange of ideas and translating them into actions, mentoring surgeon educators, sharing advances in the field, and positively impacting the quality of surgical care and patient safety. Members are selected based on a rigorous peer review process.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to be inducted into the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators,” Dr. Goldberg said. “My induction into this special group of surgical educators is a tribute to the surgeons who mentored me. They were instrumental in inspiring my passion and exuberance, not only for surgical practice of the highest quality but also my calling to share this specialized knowledge and skill with the next generation of great surgeons.”

Dr. Goldberg, who is a Director of the American Board of Surgery, joined the surgical faculty of Temple University in 1993 and has served as Chief of the Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Division and Medical Director of the Trauma Program, as well as the Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. Her work as an educator has been recognized through several teaching awards over the years, including the Great Teacher Award in 2018 – which is Temple University’s highest teaching honor – and 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. In 2018, Temple University Hospital chose Dr. Goldberg as its Diamond Award recipient for her exceptional social responsibility in service to Temple University Hospital and the North Philadelphia community. And, in 2020, she received the prestigious Philadelphia Award for 2019, in its 99th year of distribution.

Dr. Goldberg is widely recognized as an expert in violence prevention and improved outcomes for victims of trauma. She is regularly called on by national and local media, and her specific insights and expertise on gun violence were highlighted in the Huffington Post article “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.

Dr. Goldberg earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine prior to completing her general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital, and a fellowship in Traumatology and Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland.