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Authors > Nathan E. Goldstein, MD

Nathan E. Goldstein, MD is an Associate Professor in the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development and the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  His areas of expertise include pain in older adults, palliative care, and the use of advanced technologies for patients near the end of life.  Dr. Goldstein is a clinician investigator whose work examines patient-physician communication about deactivating implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.  He is currently leading a multi-center intervention to improve patient-physician communication about the management of ICDs for patients with advanced disease, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  He is also working on projects examining the role of palliative care for patients undergoing implantation of Ventricular Assist Devices.

Dr. Goldstein has received numerous grants supporting his research from the National Institute on Aging, the Hartford Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation. He has published both on his research as well as a broad range of communication issues in palliative medicine in both general medicine and specialty journals. He is an author of Evidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine. He lectures extensively across the country on palliative care. He has been spotlighted on television programs such as NBC Nightly News and CNN Headline News, and has been quoted in the Washington Post.

Dr. Goldstein is an attending physician on Mount Sinai’s inpatient palliative care consult service, and is a clinician researcher at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bronx New York. He graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Biology from Carleton College in Northfield, MN where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for medical school where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha.  He completed his training in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, followed by health services research training in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the Yale University School of Medicine.  He then returned to Mount Sinai to complete a clinical geriatrics fellowship, and subsequently joined the faculty in 2004.  He is originally from Birmingham, AL.

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