GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
From 1993 through 1996, Annekathryn Goodman, MD, ran a free colonoscopy clinic at the MCI Framingham women’s prison. This led to the publication of data on the difference in false negative Pap smear rates in high-risk HIV positive women. Since 2000, she has been involved in the care of women in low resource environments and disaster settings. Similar to situations at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where gynecologic oncologists provide the first line of surgical expertise in obstetrical emergencies, maternal health along with cancer care comes to the forefront during disasters.
Dr. Goodman participated in the care of women and in the education of local providers during the natural disasters of Bam, Iran in 2004, Banda Aceh, Indonesia in 2005, Haiti in 2010, the Philippines in 2014, and Nepal in 2015, and has written about the crucial role of obstetrician gynecologists in these settings. This led her to teach and write on the importance of gynecologic oncologists as teaches and surgical consultants for general obstetrician gynecologists
Dr. Goodman has consulted and taught in Bangladesh since 2008. She currently spends six weeks per year in Bangladesh. Her work there can be divided into three main interconnected streams: education and training of physicians in Bangladesh in cancer care for women; education of American residents in obstetrics and gynecology and fellows in gynecologic oncology about global health issues; and the development of a medical infrastructure to support cervical cancer screening and to treat women with gynecologic cancers in resource poor environments within Bangladesh. Dr. Goodman has developed an International Gynecologic Oncology Observership that allows physicians from resource-limited countries to study at MGH for two months (see http://www.massgeneral.org/obgyn/education/internship.aspx?id=98).
Annekathryn Goodman, MD, MPH, is a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School and a fellow of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons. She has a full-time practice in gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and is an affiliate of MGH Global Disaster Response and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Goodman completed medical school and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and her fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at(MGH). In addition to board certification in gynecologic oncology, she is certified in acupuncture, and has completed training in both pastoral and palliative care. She received a certificate in Clinical Ethics and Health Policy from the Center for Practical Bioethics, University of Kansas Medical School. She received a certificate in global health and MPH in Health Policy and Management from New York Medical College. Dr. Goodman has undergone advanced training in humanitarian disaster relief work through the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Missioncraft in disaster relief operations, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.
Dr. Goodman was the director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1998 through 2016. She is the past president of The Obstetrical Society of Boston and of the New England Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a member of the national Trauma and Critical Care Team previously known as IMSuRT (International Medical Surgical Response team), a branch of the US department of Health and Human Services.
Gynecologic oncology, January 8, 2019
Gynecologic oncology, August 16, 2017
Obstetrics and gynecology, May 1, 2017
American journal of clinical oncology, October 1, 2016
American journal of clinical oncology, August 1, 2016
American journal of clinical oncology, February 1, 2016
Obstetrics and gynecology, October 1, 2015
The oncologist, September 17, 2015
AMA journal of ethics, September 1, 2015
BMJ (Clinical research ed.), June 30, 2015