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Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACSamy j. goldberg, md, facs

Professor and Chair, Surgery
Chief, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care
Surgeon-in-Chief, Temple University Health System
Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Telephone: 215-707-3633

Email: amy.goldberg@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Surgery, Division of

Trauma & Surgical Critical Care


Educational Background:


BA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1983


MD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, NY, 1987


Residency, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1987-1992


Fellowship, Traumatology and Critical Care, University of Maryland, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, Baltimore, MD, 1992-1993


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clinical Interests:

  • Trauma
  • Critical care
  • Breast surgery

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board certification(s):

  • American Board of Surgery, 1994
  • American Board of Surgery (recertification), 2003
  • Added qualifications in Surgical Critical Care, 1995, 2004

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professional affiliations:


  • Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1993-present
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1994-present; Member-at-Large for the Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter, 2001-2004; Member, Pennsylvania District #5 Committee on Applicants of the American College of Surgeons, 2004-present
  • Association of Women Surgeons, 1998-present
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons, 1999-present
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery, 2001-present
  • Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2001-present
  • Philadelphia Academy of Surgery, 2001-present; Program Chair, 2001-present
  • Fellow, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2003-2005
  • The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2004-present; Member, OUTCOMES Committee, PA Trauma Systems Foundation, 2006-present
  • The American Board of Surgery, Associate Examiner for the Board, 2003 and 2005
  • Association of Surgical Education, 2004-present

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  • Golden Apple Award, Temple University School of Medicine, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006
  • E. Emory Burnett Award for Teaching Excellence, Temple University Hospital, 1995, 1997, 2000
  • Wallace P. Ritchie, Jr., MD, PhD Award for Excellence in the Clinical and Scientific Practice of Surgery, Temple University Hospital, 1995, 1997, 2000
  • Russell C. Moses Memorial Award for Excellence in Clinical Training, Temple University School of Medicine, 1996, 2002, 2006
  • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, Philadelphia, PA, May 2006
  • The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Exemplar of Humanism in Medicine Award, Temple University School of Medicine, May 2006

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research interests:


Principal Investigator, A comparison of 3-hour and 6-hour chest radiographs, earlier identification of complications from penetrating chest trauma, 7/29/04.


Co-Principal Investigator, Detection of arterial injuries following extremity trauma: A comparison between CT angiogram and conventional angiography, 12/28/05.


Principal Investigator, A multi-center, ramdomized, double blind, parallel group, placebo controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of activated recombinant factor VII in the treatment of refractory bleeding in severely injured trauma patients.  Novo-Nordisk, 3/17/06.


Co-Principal Investigator, A randomized double blind study of GT267-004 versus vancomycin, and GT267-004 versus metronidazole in patients with C. Difficile associated diarrhea.  Genzyme, 12/22/05.


Principal Investigator, A randomized double blind, placebo controlled study to assess the effect of recombinant human erythropoietin on functional  outcomes in anemic critically ill trauma subjects.  OrthoBiotech, 3/25/05.


Co-Principal Investigator, Dori-10:  A multi-center, ramdomized, open label, phase 3 study to compare the safety and efficacy of IV Doripenum with that of IV Imepenum in VAP.  Peninsula and US Micron, LLC, awaiting re-approval from IRB.


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selected publications:


Book Chapters:

Goldberg AJ, Suter M, Pronovost M. Malignant Breast Disease. In: Clinics Atlas of Office Procedures-Breast Disease, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, W.B. Saunders, 2001.


Goldberg AJ, Pathak AS. Traumatic Injury of the Stomach, Duodenum, and Small Intestine. In: Shackleford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Sixth Edition. (In press).

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26307864. Rappold JF, Hollenbach KA, Santora TA, Beadle D, Dauer ED, Sjoholm LO, Pathak A, Goldberg AJ, The evil of good is better: Making the case for basic life support transport for penetrating trauma victims in an urban environment. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 79:3(343-8)2015 Sep

26218696. Smith BP, Goldberg AJ, Gaughan JP, Seamon MJ, A comparison of Injury Severity Score and New Injury Severity Score after penetrating trauma: A prospective analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 79:2(269-74)2015 Aug

26102174. Taghavi S, Jayarajan SN, Mangi AA, Hollenbach K, Dauer E, Sjoholm LO, Pathak A, Santora TA, Goldberg AJ, Rappold JF, Examining Noncardiac Surgical Procedures in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ASAIO J 61:5(520-5)2015 Sep-Oct

26032818. Yorkgitis BK, Timoney G, Salim A, Berg Pv, Goldberg AJ, Pathak A, Rappold JF, Pertussis vaccination in adult trauma patients: Are we missing an opportunity? Surgery 158:3(602-7)2015 Sep

25999250. Taghavi S, Ambur V, Jayarajan SN, Gaughan J, Toyoda Y, Dauer E, Sjoholm LO, Pathak A, Santora T, Goldberg AJ, Rappold J, Postoperative outcomes with cholecystectomy in lung transplant recipients. Surgery 158:2(373-8)2015 Aug

25232769. Taghavi S, Beyer C, Vora H, Jayarajan SN, Toyoda Y, Dujon J, Sjoholm LO, Pathak A, Santora TA, Goldberg AJ, Rappold JF, Noncardiac surgery in patients on mechanical circulatory support. ASAIO J 60:6(670-4)2014 Nov-Dec

24977749. Taghavi S, Jayarajan SN, Ferrer LM, Vora H, McKee C, Milner RE, Gaughan JP, Dujon J, Sjoholm LO, Pathak A, Rappold JF, Santora TA, Houser SR, Goldberg AJ, "Permissive hypoventilation" in a swine model of hemorrhagic shock. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 77:1(14-9)2014 Jul

24401498. Taghavi S, Vora HP, Jayarajan SN, Gaughan JP, Pathak AS, Santora TA, Goldberg AJ, Prehospital intubation does not decrease complications in the penetrating trauma patient. Am Surg 80:1(9-14)2014 Jan

23609274. Taghavi S, Jayarajan SN, Khoche S, Duran JM, Cruz-Schiavone GE, Milner RE, Holt-Bright L, Gaughan JP, Rappold JF, Sjoholm LO, Dujon J, Pathak A, Santora TA, Houser SR, Goldberg AJ, Examining prehospital intubation for penetrating trauma in a swine hemorrhagic shock model. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:5(1246-51)2013 May

23461942. Goldberg AJ, Vanett B, Au FC, A simple method to secure a finger splint. Am Surg 79:3(E135-6)2013 Mar

22846936. Taghavi S, Duran JM, Jayarajan S, Cruz-Schiavone GE, Milner RE, Gaughan JP, Sjoholm LO, Pathak A, Santora TA, Houser SR, Goldberg AJ, Still making the case against prehospital intubation: a rat hemorrhagic shock model. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 73:2(332-7; discussion 337)2012 Aug

22828144. Taghavi S, Jayarajan SN, Duran JM, Gaughan JP, Pathak A, Santora TA, Willis AI, Goldberg AJ, Does payer status matter in predicting penetrating trauma outcomes? Surgery 152:2(227-31)2012 Aug

22712149. Yorkgitis BK, Goldberg AJ, Surgical considerations in invasive breast cancer: a clinician's update. JAAPA 25:5(52, 54-7)2012 May

20838128. Seamon MJ, Franco MJ, Stawicki SP, Smith BP, Kulp H, Goldberg AJ, Santora TA, Gaughan JP, Do chronic liver disease scoring systems predict outcomes in trauma patients with liver disease? A comparison of MELD and CTP. J Trauma 69:3(568-73)2010 Sep

20539171. Seamon MJ, Feather C, Smith BP, Kulp H, Gaughan JP, Goldberg AJ, Just one drop: the significance of a single hypotensive blood pressure reading during trauma resuscitations. J Trauma 68:6(1289-94; discussion 1294-1295)2010 Jun

20009703. Torres DM, Pathak AS, Pieri PG, Santora TA, Cohen G, Goldberg AJ, Seamon MJ, Ruptured gallbladder: delayed presentation after motor vehicle collision. J Trauma 67:6(1451)2009 Dec

20009674. Seamon MJ, Shiroff AM, Franco M, Stawicki SP, Molina EJ, Gaughan JP, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Pryor JP, Goldberg AJ, Emergency department thoracotomy for penetrating injuries of the heart and great vessels: an appraisal of 283 consecutive cases from two urban trauma centers. J Trauma 67:6(1250-7; discussion 1257-8)2009 Dec

19828148. Goldberg AJ, Toto JM, Kulp HR, Lloyd ME, Gaughan JP, Seamon MJ, Charles SP, An analysis of inner-city students' attitudes towards violence before and after participation in the "Cradle to Grave" programme. Injury 41:1(110-5)2010 Jan

19667874. Seamon MJ, Smoger D, Torres DM, Pathak AS, Gaughan JP, Santora TA, Cohen G, Goldberg AJ, A prospective validation of a current practice: the detection of extremity vascular injury with CT angiography. J Trauma 67:2(238-43; discussion 243-4)2009 Aug

19054513. Seamon MJ, Kim PK, Stawicki SP, Dabrowski GP, Goldberg AJ, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Pancreatic injury in damage control laparotomies: Is pancreatic resection safe during the initial laparotomy? Injury 40:1(61-5)2009 Jan

18784567. Seamon MJ, Medina CR, Pieri PG, Fisher CA, Gaughan JP, Bradley KM, McNamara RM, Goldberg AJ, Follow-up after asymptomatic penetrating thoracic injury: 3 hours is enough. J Trauma 65:3(549-53)2008 Sep

18653499. Molina EJ, Gaughan JP, Kulp H, McClurken JB, Goldberg AJ, Seamon MJ, Outcomes after emergency department thoracotomy for penetrating cardiac injuries: a new perspective. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:5(845-8)2008 Oct

18224370. Seamon MJ, Fisher CA, Gaughan JP, Kulp H, Dempsey DT, Goldberg AJ, Emergency department thoracotomy: survival of the least expected. World J Surg 32:4(604-12)2008 Apr

18188091. Seamon MJ, Pathak AS, Bradley KM, Fisher CA, Gaughan JA, Kulp H, Pieri PG, Santora TA, Goldberg AJ, Emergency department thoracotomy: still useful after abdominal exsanguination? J Trauma 64:1(1-7; discussion 7-8)2008 Jan

17981192. Berg DA, Milner RE, Fisher CA, Goldberg AJ, Dempsey DT, Grewal H, A cost-effective approach to establishing a surgical skills laboratory. Surgery 142:5(712-21)2007 Nov

17622878. Seamon MJ, Fisher CA, Gaughan J, Lloyd M, Bradley KM, Santora TA, Pathak AS, Goldberg AJ, Prehospital procedures before emergency department thoracotomy: "scoop and run" saves lives. J Trauma 63:1(113-20)2007 Jul

17426536. Seamon MJ, Pieri PG, Fisher CA, Gaughan J, Santora TA, Pathak AS, Bradley KM, Goldberg AJ, A ten-year retrospective review: does pyloric exclusion improve clinical outcome after penetrating duodenal and combined pancreaticoduodenal injuries? J Trauma 62:4(829-33)2007 Apr

17297321. Crispen PL, Kansas BT, Pieri PG, Fisher C, Gaughan JP, Pathak AS, Mydlo JH, Goldberg AJ, Immediate postoperative complications of combined penetrating rectal and bladder injuries. J Trauma 62:2(325-9)2007 Feb

17085143. Kunkle DA, Kansas BT, Pathak A, Goldberg AJ, Mydlo JH, Delayed diagnosis of traumatic ureteral injuries. J Urol 176:6 Pt 1(2503-7)2006 Dec

16293506. Berg DA, Milner RE, Demangone D, Ufberg JW, McKernan E, Fisher CA, Gaughan JP, Grewal H, Dempsey DT, Goldberg AJ, Successful collaborative model for trauma skills training of surgical and emergency medicine residents in a laboratory setting. Curr Surg 62:6(657-62, discussion 663)2005 Nov-Dec

8955250. Riblet JL, Shillinglaw W, Goldberg AJ, Mitchell K, Sedani KH, Davis FE, Reynolds HN, Utility of the routine chest X-ray after "over-wire" venous catheter changes. Am Surg 62:12(1064-5)1996 Dec

7881004. Neustein SM, Goldberg AJ, Cohen E, Localized outpouching of the descending thoracic aorta. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 8:6(705-6)1994 Dec

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additional information:

  • Program Director, Surgery Residency, Temple University Hospital, 2003-present
  • Director of Trauma, Regional Resource Trauma Center, Temple University Hospital, 2004-present
  • Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2002
  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2004-2005

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