Teddy Goetz

Teddy Goetz

Medical Student

Columbia University

Biography

Teddy G. Goetz (he/him or they/them) is a fourth-year medical student at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Co-Director of Research for the Medical Student Pride Alliance, the first national LGBTQ medical student organization. Previously, he studied biochemistry and gender studies at Yale, conducting research on a wide spectrum of biologically- and socially-determined aspects of gender-based health disparities, including earning his M.S. developing the first animal model of transgender hormone therapy. His interests include psychiatry, LGBTQ health, women’s health, narrative medicine, and physician advocacy. Outside of the hospital, he can be found writing poetry, taking pictures, on long runs/bike rides/hikes, listening to podcasts, and hosting potlucks.

Interests

  • Psychiatry
  • LGBTQ health
  • Women’s health
  • Medical education
  • Narrative medicine
  • Physician advocacy
  • Science, Technology, and Society Studies

Education

  • M.D. Candidate, 2021 (expected)

    Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • MS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, 2017

    Yale University

  • BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2017

    Yale University

Selected Current Projects

A Good Man

Autotheory amalgam of memoir, poetry, journal excerpts, and feminist/queer/trans theory exploring the binds of gender and transness, and probing the bounds of non-toxic masculinity [1 book in preparation]

Gendered legibility of faces

An ethnographic and quantitative juxtaposition of digital categorization algorithms with embodied experiences of transgender individuals [1st author manuscript submitted; upcoming poster presentation at APA 2021]

Mindfulness for Psychosis

Developed a mindfulness for psychosis intervention for psychiatric patients in the inpatients setting based upon Paul Chadwick’s Person-Based Cognitive Therapy to reduce distressing psychosis in the outpatient setting [1st author manuscript in preparation]

Self(ie)-Recognition

An ethnographic exploration of how trans individuals resolve tensions between seeking self-recognition of an internal authentic truth versus external recognition, or legibility, as desired [1st author manuscript submitted; upcoming poster presentation at APA 2021]

Terminal Transition

Conducted ethnographic research on the violence incurred by societal narratives of gender “transition” as a finite, terminal process [1 book and 2 manuscripts in preparation; 2 abstracts submitted]

The Patients Beneath White Coats

A survey-based exploration of medical student professional identity formation with regards to identifying as a patient/loved one vs. as a medical provider, and if this differs based on the medical specialty in which the personal experience occurred [1st author manuscript submitted; upcoming poster presentation at APA 2021] (supported by Steve Miller Fellowship, Columbia VP&S)

Recent Publications

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Women, Opioids and Addiction

In the midst of the current coronavirus pandemic, the United States continues to struggle with an ongoing opioid epidemic, initially …

Prevalence and minority-stress correlates of past 12-month prescription drug misuse in a national sample of transgender and gender nonbinary adults: Results from the U.S. Transgender Survey

Background Prescription drug (PD) misuse, particularly opioid misuse, is a major US public health concern. While transgender and gender …

Sexual and Gender Minority Curriculum and Diversity Within Otolaryngology Residency Programs

Purpose: Otolaryngologists are uniquely situated to provide sexual and gender minority (SGM) care, including gender-affirmation …

Conference Presentations

Oral

Sex and Paperwork: The Ethics of Identification Documents that Misidentify One’s Sex and Gender

LGBTQ+ Medical Students and Applying to Psychiatry Residency

Providing Equitable Healthcare to Marginalized Groups Via Student-Run Mental Health Clinics: Approaches, Advantages and Challenges during COVID-19

Prescription drug misuse in transgender individuals: Association with non-binary identity and minority stress

Network for Change: Research, Advocacy, and Community-Building with the Medical Student Pride Alliance

Supporting LGBTQ Medical Trainees: Reflections on Research and Advocacy with the Medical Student Pride Alliance

Faculty Outness Promotes a Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity Pipeline

Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity and Curriculum within Otolaryngology Residency: A National Survey of Program Directors

Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Medical Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards A National Medical Student Forum

Making a Face: Integrated Counseling and Surgical Workshop in Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Student Led LGBT Health Initiatives

Climate of LGBTQ+ Inclusion at a Health Professions Campus

Addition of estradiol to testosterone therapy and implications for treating transgender youth in mice. Invited speaker for mini-symposium “Setting the research agenda for transgender medicine in 2018

Cross-Sex Testosterone Therapy Is Not Sufficient for Bone Development in Female Mice: Implications for Treating Transgender Youth

Hepatic Metabolic Gene Dysregulation in a Mouse Model of Endometriosis

Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Reported by Trans and Genderqueer Students: The 2015 AAU Sexual Climate Survey

Prevalencia De Anemia En Mujeres Qom De Un Barrio Peri-Urbano De Formosa

Conference Presentations

Posters

The Patients Beneath White Coats: An Exploration of Medical Student Professional Identity Formation

Self(ie)-Recognition: Authenticity, Passing, and Trans Embodied Imaginaries

Swapping Gender is a Snap(chat): Limitations of (Trans) Gendered Legibility Within Binary Digital and Human Filters

Transgender Healthcare Education: A Literature Review with Focus on Educational Assessment

Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity and Curriculum within Otolaryngology Residency: A National Survey of Program Directors

Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Medical Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards A National Medical Student Forum

Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Medical Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards A National Medical Student Forum

Developing an Olfaction-Based Go-No-Go Task for Social Memory

Modeling a Genetic Variant Associated with Human Endometriosis

Treatment with Icon, Results in Regression of Red Lesions in a Non-Human Primate Model of Endometriosis

Sex Differences in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine Release and the Relationship to Tobacco Smoking Treatment Outcomes

Sex Differences in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine Release and the Relationship to Tobacco Smoking Treatment Outcomes

Iron deficiency in Women of an Indigenous Community in Argentina: Impact of diet composition and reproductive patterns

Bisphenol-A Exposure In Utero Programs a Sexually Dimorphic Estrogen Response of Metabolic Genes in the Murine Liver

Teaching Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Psychiatric Medicine: Online Content Generation

COVID-19 Student Service Corps, Columbia University, VP&S

Mar 2020 – May 2020
Writing standardized patient scenarios for teaching first-year medical students the psychiatric interview, and differential diagnosis skills
 
 
 
 
 

Psychiatric Medicine: Small Group Preceptor

COVID-19 Student Service Corps, Columbia University, VP&S

Mar 2020 – May 2020
Teaching the psychiatric interview, differential diagnosis skills, and playing a standardized patient in first-year medical student Psychiatric Medicine small groups
 
 
 
 
 

Foundations of Clinical Medicine Senior Student Seminar Group Leader

Columbia University, VP&S

Jan 2020 – Feb 2020
Monthly co-facilitation of discussions of clinical year students about humanism in medicine
 
 
 
 
 

Tutor: Histology and Pathology, The Body in Health and Disease, Clinical Clerkships; Lecturer: Infectious Diseases

Student Success Network,Columbia University, VP&S

Sep 2019 – Present
Individual weekly tutoring of first, second, and third year students on pre-clinical curriculum and clinical skills
Creating a review lecture on antibiotic mechanisms and utility
 
 
 
 
 

Making a Face: Integrated Counseling and Surgical Workshop in Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Columbia University, VP&S

Apr 2019 – Apr 2019
Wrote and co-facilitated an integrated workshop for second-year medical students, applying medical empathy and counseling skills to plastic surgery education; published in Academic Psychiatry (2020)

Honors and Awards

Ralph E. Roughton Paper Award Finalist

LGBT Health Workforce Conference Junior Leadership Award

Women in Medicine Leadership Scholarship

Steve Miller Fellow in Medical Education and Medical Humanities

Rudin Scholar

First Prize (Basic Science Category)

Paul Sigler Memorial Prize

Steere Prize in Women’s Studies

Lily Rosen Prize in Women’s Health

Exceptional Distinction in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Distinction in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Phi Beta Kappa Society member

Best Abstract, 3rd Author

Yale Science Scholars Program

Bruce L. Cohen Research Award

Solomon Fellowship

Pollitzer Prize

CIPE Spanish and Latin American Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Fellow

Yale College Dean’s Fellowship

Yale Science Scholars Program

Yale Global Health Initiative: Field Experience Award

Yale Fellowship for Health Studies

Yale College Writing Center Writing Contest winner

Yale Freshman Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Yale College Writing Center Writing Contest winner

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Regional Winner (2nd place) and national competitor

Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, 5th Place

National Semifinalist

National Semifinalist

Poetry

Selected Poetry:

  1. After the Beep. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021. [In press]
  2. I-80E. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021. [In press]
  3. The Year of the Nightmare. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021. [In press]
  4. Forsaken. Hoxie Gorge Review.
  5. Fermentation. CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  6. Forsaken. CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  7. Revelation (6). CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  8. For Hollis (Reprise). In: LAMP Anthology Volume 1. Dots Publications Press.
  9. Girl Code. In: The Impossible Beast: Queer Erotic Poems Anthology. Damaged Goods Press. 2020.
  10. Green Thumb. The Healing Muse Magazine, SUNY Upstate Medical University Center for Bioethics & Humanities. Vol. 20. 2020.
  11. Keyhole. Beyond Words Literary Magazine. 2020.
  12. My White Coat. Pique Magazine. Issue 1. 2020.
  13. Girl Code. Freeze Ray Poetry. Vol. 18. 2020.
  14. Goliath. Open Minds Quarterly. Summer 2020.
  15. Double Helix. Lifelines Magazine, Dartmouth Medical School. 2020.
  16. Contracted. Lifelines Magazine, Dartmouth Medical School. 2020.
  17. White(coat) Noise. The Medical Student Press Journal. 2020.
  18. A Great Big World. Journal of the Medical Humanities. 2020.
  19. Pieces. Tendon Magazine, Johns Hopkins University Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine. Spring 2020.
  20. 7 West. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2020.
  21. Caterpillar. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2020.
  22. CFTR. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Fall 2019.
  23. Monsoon Season. Watershed Review, 2019.
  24. Seedling. Watershed Review, 2019.
  25. 64th Street. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  26. Daylight Savings Time. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  27. Extra Heart Sounds. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  28. Mixed Signals. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  29. Xanthopsia. Wards Literary Magazine. Issue 04. 2019.
  30. Karpas. Ponder Review. Vol. 3, Issue 2. 2019.
  31. Bastante. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  32. Mind the Gap. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  33. Granddaughter Gould. Reflexions Literary Magazine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2019.
  34. Cerros. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Spring 2019.
  35. Inside Out. Reflexions Literary Magazine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2018.
  36. Formosa Hermosa. La Madrugada Magazine. 2015.
  37. Amistad y nada más. Vitality LGBTQ Magazine. 2015.
  38. Seen at 11:21 pm. Vitality LGBTQ Magazine. 2015.
  39. Capítulos no vistos. La Madrugada Magazine. 2014.
  40. Letter To My Future Daughter. Fatale. 2013.

Photography

To inquire about hiring for photography services, please email

Selected Professional Photography Work:

Headshots
  • Freelance; for business and theatrical use (06/2017-Present)
  • Bard Hall Players Theater Ensemble (02/2018-Present)
Events
  • Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (01/2019-Present)
Performances
  • Bard Hall Players Theater Ensemble (02/2018-Present)

Selected Photography Art Exhibitions and Showcases:

  • Arts and Humanities StudioLab Showcase (01/28/2020)
    • Columbia University, Department of Narrative Medicine

Selected Published Photography:

  1. Risen. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2021. [In press]
  2. Photosensitive. Ailment: Chronicles of Illness Narratives. Vol. 1. 2020.
  3. Irish Proverb. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  4. Meditation in Motion. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  5. Photophobia. SIREN Magazine. Canto III, 2019.
  6. Travel Log. SIREN Magazine. Canto III, 2019.
  7. Diffraction. Reflexions Literary Magazine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2018.