Richard Goldberg named president of Georgetown University Hospital
Georgetown University Hospital
July 29, 2010
Richard Goldberg, MD has been appointed president of Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Goldberg has worked as interim hospital president since July of 2009.
Dr. Goldberg brings to the position a 40-year history of leadership at Georgetown. He first came to Georgetown in 1968 as a medical student and performed his residency in Georgetown’s Psychiatry Department. Dr. Goldberg later became a member of the Georgetown faculty in the Department of Psychiatry - a position he still holds today. Between 1988 and 2000 he assumed several roles at Georgetown including chairman of Psychiatry, chairman of the Faculty Practice Group, dean of Graduate Medical Education, medical director of Georgetown University Hospital and dean of Clinical Affairs. When Georgetown became part of MedStar Health in July of 2000, Dr. Goldberg became vice president of Medical Affairs and was later named chief medical officer.
As a member of the Washington Regional Operations Council, Dr. Goldberg has made many valuable contributions to the initial strategic planning and operational implementation of a distributed care delivery network for the Washington region.
“When I think about my history at Georgetown, I can easily say that it’s an institution that is very much a part of my fabric, and I consider it my home,” Dr. Goldberg said. “Throughout the years, the one constant that has been most compelling to me is the staff here. I believe the staff has an investment in the institution that is different than other places – it’s what makes Georgetown such a special and important place. I look forward to serving as hospital president with these talented, compassionate and committed people as the foundation of our hospital, serving our community with our mission of cura personalis, caring for the whole person.”
Dr. Goldberg replaces M. Joy Drass, MD who left Georgetown in July of 2009 to take a leadership position at parent company, MedStar Health.