Dr. David S. Goldstein National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA

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Dr. David S. Goldstein is an internationally recognized authority and clinical researcher in autonomic medicine. He graduated in 1970 from Yale College and completed an MD/PhD at Johns Hopkins in 1976. He has been a tenured Senior Investigator in intramural NIH since 1984. In 1990 he came to the National... read moreInstitute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), where he has served as Chief of the Clinical Neurochemistry Section, the Clinical Neurocardiology Section, and the Autonomic Medicine Section.

His main discovery is cardiac sympathetic denervation in Lewy body diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. To date he has more than 650 publications, which have been cited more than 50,000 times, including more than 135 cited more than 100 times each. Among his honors are the Society for Clinical and Translational Science’s Distinguished Investigator Award, the American Academy of Neurology’s Irwin Schatz Award in Autonomic Disorders, the NIH Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award, 2 NINDS Director’s Awards, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award, and election to the Association of American Physicians. His single-authored e-textbook, Principles of Autonomic Medicine, is a unique resource available for free download from his NINDS webpage.

His main strategic goals are to establish autonomic medicine as a clinical and scientific discipline, promote patient-oriented research on autonomic and catecholamine-related disorders, and mentor rising investigators in the field.