Dr. Sally H. Goza, a 1984 MCG graduate, is the new president-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
She will take over as president on Jan. 1, 2020, following Dr. Kyle Yasuda of Seattle, who will serve as president in 2019.
Goza is a general pediatrician and has taken care of children in her hometown of Fayetteville, Georgia, for more than 30 years. She is a managing partner in First Georgia Physicians Group.
Goza is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, and completed her pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Goza is on the Community Physician Advisory Council for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
She has been involved with the AAP Georgia Chapter for over 20 years, including serving on the Board of Directors, Medicaid Task Force and as chapter president. She currently is on the Legislative Committee, the fall planning group and the Board of the Pediatric Foundation of Georgia.
Goza was on the AAP’s National Nominating Committee and was District X representative to the Board of Directors. While on the board, she was chair of oversight committees for practice, marketing/sales, strategic planning and finance. She was selected by her colleagues as the first at-large representative to the Executive Committee. She is the chair of the For Our Future Campaign Steering Committee.
She was involved in the Hub and Spoke quality improvement initiative and the development of the current AAP strategic plan. She represented the Academy at the Council for Medical Specialty Societies.
Goza is active in her community, having served on the boards for Girl Scouts, Promise Place (domestic violence) and the Joseph Sams School for children with special needs.
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