Touro Dean Elected President of the Organization of State Medical Association Presidents
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Robert B. Goldberg, DO, dean and professor at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in New York City, has been named president of the Organization of State Medical Association Presidents (OSMAP).
Comprised of presidents-elect, presidents, past presidents and executive directors of state medical associations, OSMAP is a non-profit organization that furthers the aims and ideals of organized medicine by conducting educational programs for members, addressing issues of importance to the medical profession, and offering opportunities for interface among members, thereby enhancing their ability to provide leadership to their state association.
Prior to becoming OSMAP president, Dr. Goldberg was president of the Medical Society of the State of New York from 2007 to 2008.
Dr. Goldberg has been a practicing physician and medical educator for more than 25 years. He has taught at TouroCOM since the school’s inception in 2007 and has served as dean since 2008.
In addition to his leadership role at TouroCOM and OSMAP, Dr. Goldberg is attending physician in the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the American Osteopathic Board of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Board of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
A graduate of Rutgers College, Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in New York City.
As dean, Dr. Goldberg serves as the chief academic officer for TouroCOM. TouroCOM’s main campus is located in Harlem and is currently expanding to Middletown, N.Y. TouroCOM is an osteopathic medical school committed to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, and training osteopathic physicians to practice medicine in underserved communities. The school, accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in 2011, has an enrollment of more than 500 students and offers the degrees of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences, a one-year curriculum focused on core sciences.