Jeff Goldenberg, M.D.
Co-Founder, Talia’s Voice: Projects for Patient Safety
Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 • 12:15 PM–2:15 PM
Dr. Jeﬀ Goldenberg and his wife, Naomi Kirtner, recently founded a non-proﬁt called Talia’s Voice: Projects for Patient Safety, which seeks to change the culture in medicine so that the voice of each patient and every provider is heard. After witnessing the interactions and events leading up to and including his daughter Talia Goldenberg’s death, Jeﬀ retired from his clinical practice in 2015, having practiced medicine for over 25 years. Throughout his years in Family Practice with Oregon Medical Group, Jeﬀ was active on committees and the Board of Directors. He chaired the Patient Care Committee, the Operations Committee and the IT Committee, which he started and chaired for almost 15 years and through two EMR implementations. Jeﬀ especially enjoyed the “family” part of Family Practice – the privilege of getting to know and care for many families and extended families throughout his career. Since his retirement, he misses his patients every day, but continues to ﬁght for a culture change in medicine that will beneﬁt not just his own but patients everywhere. A father to six children (minus one), Jeﬀ is a runner, swimmer, and cyclist who loves baking bread from his own starter, walks with Naomi, and spending time with his kids. He misses his daughter Talia beyond measure, certainly beyond what words can describe.