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First Contributor to Cooper’s Red Hot Gala

Dr. Michael Goldberg wears many hats. He is Chief of the Department of Anesthesia, a Professor of Anesthesiology, the Director of Operating Rooms, and the Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Dr. Goldberg, however, is so much more than those distinguished titles at Cooper. On any given day he may be writing curriculum for a new course, collaborating with a co-author on an article, preparing for his next educational presentation, checking in at the ORs, or sitting in on a case conference with a resident.

He’s also the first physician to throw his hat in the ring to support Cooper’s Red Hot Gala on March 26, 2011, which this year will benefit the Simulation Lab. The annual Gala is an opportunity to celebrate the important work being done by all Cooper employees to continually improve health care in our region.

Among his many achievements, Dr. Goldberg has authored or coauthored more than 160 articles, abstracts, books, and book chapters. His articles have been published in journals such as Anesthesia and Analgesia, the Journal of Clinical Anesthesia, and Anesthesiology. He also has conducted local, regional, national, and international scientific and educational presentations in his field. Dr. Goldberg is listed in Best Doctors in America and is consistently named among “Top Doctors” in his field, in publications like South Jersey, SJ, and Philadelphia magazines. One of Dr. Goldberg’s most innovative endeavors for Cooper is the Continuing Medical Education program he created and facilitates each year. “Clinical Issues in Anesthesiology” is held at Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, New York each January.

Thank you, Dr. Goldberg, for your service to Cooper and your support of the Red Hot Gala! Thanks also to your wife, Melody, for co-chairing the Gala this year.

Learn more and get updates by visiting the Red Hot Gala web page at!