Earlier this week, the Washington Business Journal broke the news that Dr. Richard Goldberg will become the permanent president of Georgetown University Hospital.
Goldberg has spent the entirety of his medical career at the Hilltop; after graduating from the School of Medicine, he took on a residency in the hospital’s psychiatry department. Later, he became a member of the hospital’s faculty and served as vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer.
“Service to others is a hallmark of Georgetown University Hospital’s Jesuit heritage,” Goldberg wrote on GU Hospital’s website. “We are committed to treating patients, families and visitors with respect.”
Goldberg had been the interim president of GU Hospital since 2009, when former president Dr. M. Joy Drass was promoted within MedStar, the company that owns GU Hospital. Drass now serves as the executive vice president for operations of MedStar Health’s Washington region.