MedStar Georgetown University Hospital president promoted to new position: 5 things to know

Richard Goldberg, MD, president of Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, is leaving his job for a promotion, according to a Washington Business Journal report.

Here are five things to know about Dr. Goldberg.

1. He will leave his post at the end of the year to take on a new position with Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health, the hospital's parent system. He will lead its MedStar Medical Group.

2. Dr. Goldberg graduated from Washington, D.C.-based Georgetown University School of Medicine, and was a resident in the university's psychiatry department, according to the report. He later became a member of the university faculty and previously has served as vice president of medical affairs.

3. He was named interim president of MedStar Georgetown in 2009 and became the permanent president in 2010.

4. Hospital accomplishments under Dr. Goldberg's tenure include opening a new $2.4 million transplant institute in 2014 and being approved to spend $32 million to become Washington, D.C.'s first provider of proton-beam therapy for cancer treatment, according to the Washington Business Journal. Most recently, the hospital is seeking regulatory approval for a new, six-story, $560 million expansion project.

5. Mike Sachtleben, COO of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and executive director of the MedStar Georgetown Physicians Group, will take over Dr. Goldberg's position as president of MedStar Georgetown, effective Jan. 1, 2016.



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