After Five Decades with Georgetown, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital President Richard Goldberg, MD, Assumes New Role in the New Year

Effective January 1, 2016 Dr. Goldberg will begin serving as the president of the MedStar Medical Group to help accelerate...

November 13, 2015


(Washington, D.C.) After 48 years of affiliation with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital president Richard Goldberg, MD, is taking on a new role within MedStar Health. Effective January 1, 2016 Dr. Goldberg will begin serving as the president of the MedStar Medical Group to help accelerate its momentum in integrating and engaging physicians across MedStar.  

Richard GoldbergDr. Goldberg first came to Georgetown in 1968 as a medical student and performed his residency in Georgetown’s Psychiatry Department. He later became a member of the Georgetown faculty in the Department of Psychiatry- a position he still holds. Between 1988 and 2000 he assumed several roles at Georgetown, including chairman of Psychiatry, chairman of the Faculty Practice Group, dean of Graduate Medical Education, medical director of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and dean of clinical affairs. When Georgetown became part of MedStar Health in July of 2000, Dr. Goldberg became vice president of Medical Affairs. He took the reins as hospital president in July of 2009. He continues his practice in adult and geriatric psychiatry.

Mike Sachtleben, MedStar Georgetown’s current chief operating and executive director of the MedStar Georgetown Physicians Group will become president of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and senior vice president of Medstar, also effective January 1, 2016. Before joining MedStar Georgetown 13 years ago, Sachtleben was the assistant vice president of Washington Operations for MedStar Physician Partners (MPP) where he oversaw a network of community-based primary care providers. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland College Park and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health.

“I am very excited to lead this important MedStar initiative,” said Dr. Goldberg.  “As I look back on my 48 years here at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, I truly cannot think of a more gratifying journey. I have been very fortunate to be a part of a very special place with a wonderful team of associates who work tirelessly for our patients and their families. It has been my honor to be part of their team.”

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