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About Dena Goffman, MD
Dena Goffman, MD is the Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety for Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and Sloane Hospital for Women and an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
She has a strong interest in improving patient safety and quality in obstetrics and decreasing severe maternal morbidity and mortality. Much of her work focuses on the use of simulation, team training and implementation of evidence based guidelines to achieve this goal.
Dr. Goffman has been an active member of the New York State-Department of Health and The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District II Safe Motherhood Initiative, as a Maternal Mortality Reviewer, a member of the Critical Care Sub-Committee, co-chair of the Hypertensive Disease and Pregnancy Sub-Committee and frequent lecturer. She acted as a steering committee member for the NYS SMI endeavor, as well as Co-chair of the Obstetric Hemorrhage group for this state-wide program. More recently she was invited to serve on the newly formed on the NYS wide Maternal Mortality Review Board.
Dr. Goffman has a particular interest in obstetric hemorrhage, one of the leading causes of preventable maternal morbidity and mortality. She served as a Co-chair of the Obstetric Hemorrhage group for the New York State Safe Motherhood Initiative and currently serves on the OB hemorrhage Clinical Advisory Work Group for the NYS Department of Health. She was a core member of the National Partnership for Maternal Safety Obstetric Hemorrhage work group and co-authored the recent Postpartum Hemorrhage ACOG Practice Bulletin.
Additionally, she is active nationally and internationally in Obstetric Simulation serving as a Simulation Subcommittee Member for the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine, former Co-chair of the OB-GYN Special Interest Group for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and current Vice chair (and incoming chair) for the ACOG Simulation Working Group. She serves as faculty for many of the prominent national OB simulation opportunities including the ACOG ACM Obstetric Emergency Simulation Course, SMFM Critical Care Obstetric Simulation course at the Annual Pregnancy Meeting and the Banner/SMFM Annual Course in Phoenix.
- Maternal and Fetal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Abnormal Prenatal Diagnosis
- Fetal Anomaly
- High Risk Obstetrics
- High Risk Pregnancy
- Medical Complications In Pregnancy
- Fellowship: Albert Einstein / Montefiore Medical Center
- Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
- Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical C
Titles & Positions
- Chief of Obstetrics
- Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center