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Peggy Ellen Pumpian Memorial Fund recipient Dr. Chaim Golfeiz

Chaim, Academic Physician

Posted: 11.30.15

Dr. Chaim Golfeiz graduated with his Medical Degree from the Temple University School of Medicine thanks to funding from The Peggy Ellen Pumpian Memorial Fund. Prior to medical school, Dr. Golfeiz earned his magna cum laude bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University. During his fellowship, Dr. Golfeiz spearheaded a project investigating the long-term complications of inadvertent dural punctures following epidural for labor analgesia and presented a poster titled “Long-term Complications of Postdural Punctures at a Tertiary Care Obstetrical Medical Center” in 2013. He also published a review article titled “Anesthetic Considerations for the Morbid Obese Parturient.”

During his fellowship, Dr. Golfeiz also gained valuable clinical experience in obstetric anesthesiology and obtained Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification. The clinical research experience reinforced Chaim’s desire to pursue a career in academic anesthesiology and he matched into the anesthesiology residency program at New York University. Dr. Golfeiz writes, “Your gift is instrumental in giving me this opportunity to pursue my aspirations of becoming a physician and helping others.”