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David Aaron Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Rene Sr., Connie, Rene Jr., Jeffrey, and Brandon Flores Chair in Health Services Research
IRD 310 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 6571


Dr. Goldstein received his BA in chemistry from Lafayette College and his MD from the State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center. He completed a Nephrology Fellowship at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center.

Dr. Goldstein has been with USC for well over 40 years and has served the academic and clinical community in the following ways: Chief of the Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine; Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee; Associate Dean for Curriculum, Chair, Clinical Practice Committee of the USC Care Medical Group.

Currently, in his capacity as Director of Primary Care for the Keck Medical Center of USC, Dr. Goldstein initiated the USC Center for Primary Care which includes faculty physicians representing General Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Geriatrics. A wide variety of services including, but not limited to, preventive care, comprehensive and coordinated care between hospital and ambulatory settings, among specialists and sub-specialists, Women’s health, sports physicals, hospital medicine, pharmacy services, accessibility 24/7, HIV/AIDS Care and cancer screening. The Center for Primary Care has offices on the Health Sciences and University Park Campuses, as well as in Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, La Cañada and Pasadena.

As Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Goldstein assists in the coordination of all clinical internal medicine services for the Department of Medicine. These services include the specialty and sub-specialty disciplines that fall within the umbrella of internal medicine such as of cardiovascular medicine and endocrinology.

As Co-Director of the Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, he assists in the coordination of curricular, scholarly and consultative endeavors in bioethical and moral dilemmas ranging from the bedside to societal levels. Dr. Goldstein serves as the Co-Chair of the Ethics Resource Committee of the Keck Hospital.

Dr. Goldstein, with the support from a grateful patient, has established the Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science. The Center’s mission is in part to foster research into a wide variety of healthcare innovations. The outcomes of the Gehr Center will be published in scholarly venues so they might be replicated at other healthcare institutions to improve the delivery of care nationwide.


Hochman ME, Asch S, Jibilian A, Chaudry B, Ben-Ari R, Hsieh E, Berumen M, Mokhtari S, Raad M, Hicks E, Sanford C, Aguirre N, Tseng CH, Vangala S, Mangione CM, Goldstein DA. Patient-centered medical home intervention at an internal medicine resident safety-net clinic. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1694-701. View in: PubMed

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