The Arizona Medical Association is pleased to announce the election of Ross Goldberg, MD, as its 129th president. Dr. Goldberg has been on the ArMA Board of Directors for the past 5 years and will serve a one-year term as president.
Dr. Goldberg is a General Surgeon practicing in Phoenix. He received his Doctor of Medicine from New York Medical College in 2003. Following medical school, he completed a surgery residency split between St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, with a surgical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Mayo Clinic – Florida.
Dr. Goldberg has been involved with organized medicine for the past twenty years, focusing on advocacy and health policy. He has held and currently holds local, state, and national leadership positions with the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also the past-president of the Maricopa County Medical Society and of the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.
“On behalf of ArMA and our physician members, we congratulate Dr. Goldberg and officially welcome him to his new role as our president.,” said Libby McDannell, CEO of ArMA. “He possesses the knowledge and expertise needed to engage with community stakeholders, advocate on important health care issues, and lead our organization into the future.”
“I am truly honored and humbled to serve as president of this prestigious organization,” stated Dr. Goldberg. “Being BOLD will be the theme of my presidency, and I look forward to working with our leadership and members to tackle the complexities of health care.”
Dr. Goldberg’s personal goals during his presidency include:
- Advancing Arizona’s healthcare infrastructure to improve the health of all Arizonans;
- Enhanced communications and connection within the physician community;
- Ensuring that all physicians have a voice through thoughtful and appropriate avenues, while caring for Arizonans.
Watch Dr. Goldberg's Acceptance Speech Here!