Dr. Goldberg’s passion is patient care and surgical education. She is well recognized as a superb educator – winning several teaching awards including Temple University’s highest teaching honor, The Great Teacher Award in 2018, 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. She is a nationally celebrated clinician scholar with a robust portfolio of highly-regarded publications and presentations.
Dr. Goldberg is widely recognized as a master trauma surgeon and an expert in 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.
Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Psychology. She received her medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1987, completed her residency in General Surgery at Temple University Hospital, and served a fellowship in Traumatology and Critical Care at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland.