Sara Goza bio

Sara H. Goza, MD, FAAP


2019 President-Elect

Sara “Sally” H. Goza, MD, FAAP, is the 2019 President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr Goza will begin her one-year term as AAP president on Jan. 1, 2020.

Dr Goza is a general pediatrician and has had the privilege of taking care of children in her hometown of Fayetteville, Ga., for over 30 years. She is a managing partner in First Georgia Physicians Group.

After graduating from Rhodes College, Dr Goza attended Medical College of Georgia for her medical degree. Her internship and residency were at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Dr Goza is on the Community Physicians Advisory Board for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

She has been involved with the AAP Georgia Chapter for over 20 years, including serving on the Board of Directors, Medicaid Task Force and as chapter president. She currently is on the legislative committee, the fall planning group and the Board of the Pediatric Foundation of Georgia.

Dr Goza was on the National Nominating Committee and was District X representative to the Board of Directors. While on the board, she was chair of oversight committees to practice, marketing/sales, strategic planning and finance. She was selected by her colleagues as the first at-large representative to the executive committee. She is the chair of the For Our Future Campaign Steering Committee.

Dr Goza was involved in the Hub and Spoke quality improvement initiative and the development of the current AAP strategic plan. She represented the Academy at the Council for Medical Specialty Societies.

Dr Goza is active in her community having served on the boards for Girl Scouts, Promise Place (domestic violence) and the Joseph Sams School for children with special needs.