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 and and COMET 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 and COMET 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 upcoming poster presentations at LGBT Health Workforce Conference 2021;1st prize at Columbia VP&S Student Research Day]

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 Presentations

  1. Fornstein M, Rhodes A, Embry T, Goetz TG, Abrams M. LGBTQ+ Medical Students and Applying to Psychiatry Residency. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  2. Balsalmo D, Bahekar P, Goetz TG, Stevenson J, Drescher J. Sex and Paperwork: The Ethics of Identification Documents that Misidentify One’s Sex and Gender. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  3. Wickersham M, Zhou C, Breheney R, Goetz TG, Spellum J, Zonana J. Providing Equitable Healthcare to Marginalized Groups Via Student-Run Mental Health Clinics: Approaches, Advantages and Challenges during COVID-19. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021
  4. Goetz TG, Kidd J, Bockting W. Prescription drug misuse in transgender individuals: Association with non-binary identity and minority stress. American Public Health Association Conference. San Francisco, CA. October 2020.
  5. Goetz TG, Marr M, Larossie N. Network for Change: Research, Advocacy, and Community-Building with the Medical Student Pride Alliance. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. June 2020.
  6. Goetz TG. Faculty Outness Promotes a Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity Pipeline. Women in Medicine Conference. Puget Sound, WA. May 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  7. Goetz TG, Kamceva M. Supporting LGBTQ Medical Trainees: Reflections on Research and Advocacy with the Medical Student Pride Alliance. Women in Medicine Conference. Puget Sound, WA. May 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  8. Goetz TG, Nieman CL, Chaiet S, Morrison SD, Cabrera-Muffly C, Lustig LR. Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity and Curriculum within Otolaryngology Residency: A National Survey of Program Directors. Triological Society 123rd Annual Meeting at COSM. Atlanta, GA. April 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  9. Goetz LG. Making a Face: Integrated Counseling and Surgical Workshop in Facial Reconstructive Surgery. Women in Medicine Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Aug. 2019.
  10. Zucker S, Goetz LG, Kamceva M. Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Medical Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards A National Medical Student Forum. Women in Medicine Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Aug. 2019.
  11. Keyes T, Goetz LG, Zucker S, Carlsen T. Student Led LGBT Health Initiatives. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. May 2019.
  12. Carpino T, Goetz LG. Climate of LGBTQ+ Inclusion at a Health Professions Campus. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. May 2019.
  13. Goetz LG. 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,” Society for Reproductive Investigation Meeting. San Diego, CA. Mar. 2018.
  14. Goetz LG, Mamillapalli R, Devlin MJ, Majidi-Zolbin M, Taylor HS, editors. Cross-Sex Testosterone Therapy Is Not Sufficient for Bone Development in Female Mice: Implications for Treating Transgender Youth. Society for Reproductive Investigation Meeting. Orlando, FL. Mar. 2017.
  15. Goetz LG, Ilagan Y, Mamillapalli R, Taylor HS, editors. Hepatic Metabolic Gene Dysregulation in a Mouse Model of Endometriosis. Society for Reproductive Investigation Meeting. Montreal, Canada. Mar. 2016.
  16. Trumpler M, Dowe A, Wallace S, Goetz LG. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Reported by Trans and Genderqueer Students: The 2015 AAU Sexual Climate Survey. The National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference. Chicago, IL. Jan. 2016.
  17. Goetz LG, Valeggia CR. Prevalencia De Anemia En Mujeres Qom De Un Barrio Peri-Urbano De Formosa. Jornadas Nacionales de Antropología Biológica. Corrientes, Argentina. Sep. 2015.

Poster Presentations

  1. Goetz TG, Devlin M. Self(ie)-Recognition: Authenticity, Passing, and Trans Embodied Imaginaries. 19th International and Interdisciplinary Conference On Communication, Medicine And Ethics (COMET). Como, Italy. July 2021.
  2. Goetz TG, Devlin M. Swapping Gender is a Snap(chat): Limitations of (Trans) Gendered Legibility Within Binary Digital and Human Filters. 19th International and Interdisciplinary Conference On Communication, Medicine And Ethics (COMET). Como, Italy. July 2021.
  3. Goetz TG, Devlin M. Terminal Transition: An Ethnographic Exploration of (In)Finite Gender Journeys. Student Research Day, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Mar. 2021.
  4. Goetz TG, Arcomano AC, Devlin MJ. “Coming Home to My Body”: An Ethnographic Exploration of How Medical and Surgical Gender-Affirming Care-Seeking Impacts Mental Health. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. Apr. 2021.
  5. Goetz TG, Arcomano AC, Devlin MJ. “X” Marks The Transgressive Gender: An Ethnographic Exploration of Legal Gender Affirmation. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. Apr. 2021.
  6. Goetz TG, Cutler J. The Patients Beneath White Coats: An Exploration of Medical Student Professional Identity Formation. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  7. Goetz TG, Devlin M. Self(ie)-Recognition: Authenticity, Passing, and Trans Embodied Imaginaries. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  8. Goetz TG, Devlin M. Swapping Gender is a Snap(chat): Limitations of (Trans) Gendered Legibility Within Binary Digital and Human Filters. American Psychiatric Association Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. May 2021.
  9. Kinariwalla N, Hickey B, Goetz TG, Lostaglio M, Pike K. The Impact of Mixed Media Campaigns On Reducing Mental Health Stigma. Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum. Miami, FL. Feb. 2021.
  10. Nolan IT, Blasdel G, Dubin S, Goetz TG, Morrison SD. Transgender Healthcare Education: A Literature Review with Focus on Educational Assessment. LGBT Health Workforce Conference. New York, NY. June 2020.
  11. Goetz TG, Lustig LR. Sexual and Gender Minority Diversity and Curriculum within Otolaryngology Residency: A National Survey of Program Directors. Student Research Day, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Mar. 2020. *Cancelled due to COVID-19
  12. Keyes T, Zucker S, Goetz L, Jia JL, Muñoz R, Carlsen T, Kamceva M, Kanuparthy M, Matheson M, Zucker S, Subak L. Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards a National Forum. 37th Annual GLMA Conference on LGBTQ Health. New Orleans, LA. Sep. 2019.
  13. Keyes T, Jia J, Goetz L, Muñoz R, Carlsen T, Kamceva M, Kanuparthy M, Matheson M, Zucker S, Subak L. Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Affinity Groups at U.S. Medical Schools: A Needs-Assessment Towards A National Medical Student Forum. QForward LGBTQI+ Leadership Conference. New Haven, CT. Mar. 2019.
  14. Goetz LG, Hassan S, Siegelbaum SA. Developing an Olfaction-Based Go-No-Go Task for Social Memory. Student Research Day, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Mar. 2019.
  15. Goetz LG, Hsieh J, Thomas D, Tall AR. Modeling a Genetic Variant Associated with Human Endometriosis. Student Research Day, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY. Mar. 2018.
  16. Krikun G, Hufnagel D, Goetz LG, Hu Z, Nyachieo A, D’Hoogie T, Duleba A, Taylor HS, Lockwood CJ, editors. Treatment with Icon, Results in Regression of Red Lesions in a Non-Human Primate Model of Endometriosis. . Society for Reproductive Investigation Conference, Orlando, FL. Mar. 2017.
  17. Zakinieaiz Y, Hillmer AT, Goetz LG, Cosgrove K, Morris ED. Sex Differences in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine Release and the Relationship to Tobacco Smoking Treatment Outcomes. Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Meeting, Mar. 2017.
  18. Zakinieaiz Y, Hillmer AT, Goetz LG, Cosgrove K, Morris ED. Sex Differences in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Dopamine Release and the Relationship to Tobacco Smoking Treatment Outcomes. NeuroReceptor Mapping Meeting. Jul. 2016.
  19. Goetz LG, Valeggia CR. Iron deficiency in Women of an Indigenous Community in Argentina: Impact of diet composition and reproductive patterns. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Apr. 2016.
  20. Ilagan Y, Goetz LG, Kayani J, Mamillapalli R, Taylor HS, editors. Bisphenol-A Exposure In Utero Programs a Sexually Dimorphic Estrogen Response of Metabolic Genes in the Murine Liver. Society for Reproductive Investigation Conference, Montreal, Canada. Mar. 2016.

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 – May 2021
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

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society member

Gold Humanitarian Honor Society member

First Prize (Clinical Research Category)

Consilience Journal, Issue 4

LGBT Health Achievement Award

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

Solomon Fellowship

Yale Science Scholars Program

Bruce L. Cohen Research Award

Pollitzer Prize

Undergraduate Research Fellow

Yale College Dean’s Fellowship

Yale Science Scholars Program

Yale Global Health Initiative: Field Experience Award

Yale Fellowship for Health Studies

CIPE Spanish and Latin American Fellowships

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. Community. Consilience Journal. Issue 4. 2021.
  2. Make a Wish. Sheila-Na-Gig Journal. Volume 5.2. 2021.
  3. After the Beep. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021.
  4. I-80E. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021.
  5. The Year of the Nightmare. Stonecoast Review. Issue 14. 2021.
  6. Forsaken. Hoxie Gorge Review.
  7. Fermentation. CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  8. Forsaken. CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  9. Revelation (6). CircleShow. Fall 2020.
  10. For Hollis (Reprise). In: LAMP Anthology Volume 1. Dots Publications Press.
  11. Girl Code. In: The Impossible Beast: Queer Erotic Poems Anthology. Damaged Goods Press. 2020.
  12. Green Thumb. The Healing Muse Magazine, SUNY Upstate Medical University Center for Bioethics & Humanities. Vol. 20. 2020.
  13. Keyhole. Beyond Words Literary Magazine. 2020.
  14. My White Coat. Pique Magazine. Issue 1. 2020.
  15. Girl Code. Freeze Ray Poetry. Vol. 18. 2020.
  16. Goliath. Open Minds Quarterly. Summer 2020.
  17. Double Helix. Lifelines Magazine, Dartmouth Medical School. 2020.
  18. Contracted. Lifelines Magazine, Dartmouth Medical School. 2020.
  19. White(coat) Noise. The Medical Student Press Journal. 2020.
  20. A Great Big World. Journal of the Medical Humanities. 2020.
  21. Pieces. Tendon Magazine, Johns Hopkins University Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine. Spring 2020.
  22. 7 West. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2020.
  23. Caterpillar. Harmony Magazine, University of Arizona Medical School. 2020.
  24. CFTR. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Fall 2019.
  25. Monsoon Season. Watershed Review, 2019.
  26. Seedling. Watershed Review, 2019.
  27. 64th Street. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  28. Daylight Savings Time. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  29. Extra Heart Sounds. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  30. Mixed Signals. Heirlock Magazine. Vol. I, Issue II, 2019.
  31. Xanthopsia. Wards Literary Magazine. Issue 04. 2019.
  32. Karpas. Ponder Review. Vol. 3, Issue 2. 2019.
  33. Bastante. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  34. Mind the Gap. SIREN Magazine. Canto IV, 2019.
  35. Granddaughter Gould. Reflexions Literary Magazine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2019.
  36. Cerros. The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. Spring 2019.
  37. Inside Out. Reflexions Literary Magazine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. 2018.
  38. Formosa Hermosa. La Madrugada Magazine. 2015.
  39. Amistad y nada más. Vitality LGBTQ Magazine. 2015.
  40. Seen at 11:21 pm. Vitality LGBTQ Magazine. 2015.
  41. Capítulos no vistos. La Madrugada Magazine. 2014.
  42. Letter To My Future Daughter. Fatale. 2013.

Photography

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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.