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On the COVID-19 Front Lines: Amy J. Goldberg, M.D.

June 25, 2020 Media Contact: Alyson Maloney, 215-568-4000

This article about ABS Director Dr. Amy J. Goldberg is available in full on the ABMS Certification Matters website.

  • As COVID-19 began to overwhelm hospitals in Seattle and New York, the team at the Temple University Health System (TUHS) started planning for the surge that was surely heading to Philadelphia.
  • "Fortunately, our Thoracic Medicine and Surgery Chief had been in contact with a pulmonologist in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak," said Amy J. Goldberg, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief at TUHS. His advice? Place all patients with COVID-19 in a dedicated building to help the health care team provide the most consistent, up-to-date care and help contain the spread of the virus.
  • Almost immediately, Dr. Goldberg and Claire Raab, MD, Temple’s Associate Chief Medical Officer, began the complex effort to transform Temple’s Esther K. Boyer Pavilion into a center to care for COVID-19 patients. The seven-story building, a former pediatric hospital, housed 85 doctors’ offices and several inpatient rooms. Centrally located, it is linked to the main hospital building by a covered bridge, which would make patient transfers easier.
  • Read the full story on the ABMS Certification Matters website.