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Andrew N. Goldberg Appointed Vice Chairman for OHNS Clinical Affairs at UCSF

I am pleased to announce that Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE, FACS has been appointed Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF.

Andy began his career at UCSF about 15 years ago when he was recruited from the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Andy is a graduate of the accelerated 6 year medical curriculum at Boston University where he was a double major in Medical Science and Mathematics. Andy trained at the University of Pittsburgh in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery after an internship at Harbor General at UCLA. Andy is board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania while a full time faculty member in the department there.

At UCSF, Andy is the Chief of Rhinology. Known as an expert clinician, Andy has been recognized by the residents of the department twice with the Roger Boles, MD teaching award and once with the Francis A. Sooy, MD award for clinical excellence. Andy is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators and sits on the Executive Committee of that organization. Andy’s research contributions are clinical and translational in nature. He has done pioneering work in clinical care pathways and has, with Steve Pletcher, Susan Lynch, and Emily Cope done ground breaking investigation into the root cause of sinus disease by studying pathophysiologic factors relating to bacterial populations which comprise the human biome. He has lectured extensively on this topic. He and the research team are recognized as a national leaders in this field.

In his new role, Andy will concentrate on growth and development of the clinical practice across all specialties in our field. Specific opportunities for clinical partnerships utilizing adult foundation and affiliate models will need to be vetted in the near future, and Andy will be instrumental within the leadership team of the department to guide departmental direction. Furthermore, growth in our full time faculty is anticipated as we staff UCSF Benioff Oakland, expand our role in the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, and strive to meet institutional access metrics within UCSF Health. All this must be done while maintaining quality and providing outstanding customer service within our clinical realm.

Andy is renowned for his collegial and collaborative nature and his dedication to patient care. In his new role he will be an invaluable resource to facilitate growth and enhance opportunity to provide the highest level of clinical service for our patients.

Please join me in congratulating Andy.

Andrew H. Murr, MD, FACS
Professor and Chairman
Roger Boles, MD Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Education
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of Medicine