Richard D Goldstein, MD
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PCEP 20152016

Biography

 

 

Richard Goldstein, MD

Senior Physician, Division of Pediatric Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Childrens Hospital Boston

Program Director and Co-Founder, Roberts Program on Sudden Unexpected Death In Pediatrics (SUDP)

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Educational and professional experience

1983

B.A. Wesleyan University 

1989

M.D. Harvard Medical School 

1989–1992

Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital Boston

1992–1993

Fellowship, Behavioral-Developmental Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital Boston

1994–2010

Primary Care Pediatrics Practice

2005–2008

Associate Program Director, Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics

2008–2010

Clinical Scholar in Palliative Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2008–2014

Medical Director, Massachusetts Center for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Massachusetts Infant and Child Bereavement Program

2010–

Attending Physician, Pediatric Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2014

Program Director, Roberts Program on Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics, Boston Childrens Hospital

Current teaching and research interests

In Dr. Goldsteins training and career, he has been interested in the impact of illnesses on children and families, and promoting a practice of medicine that tries to understand and integrate a family-centered approach. This has animated Dr. Goldsteins time in primary care practice, his teaching, and it is what drew him to the challenges of palliative care. Dr. Goldsteins research has centered on the role of the primary care pediatrician when children die, critical communications and the skills involved, and the challenges of understanding and addressing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A current area of research is the grief responses of young mothers following the sudden unexpected death of their infants.