Dena Goffman, MD

Board Certifications: 
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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Overview

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Dena Goffman, MD is currently the Chief of Obstetrics and Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sloane Hospital for Women at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center and the Associate Chief Quality Officer for Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital & Sloane Hospital for Women.

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.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Location(s)

CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Priority
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare (Mediblue)
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Albert Einstein / Montefiore Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine