Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Alumni Association

Barry D. Goldstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Goldstein is a native of Brooklyn, New York.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Adelphi University in 1975 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology from UMDNJ – Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 1979.  He completed his postdoctoral training as a Research Associate at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and joined the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia in 1981.  Dr. Goldstein was appointed Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Medical College of Georgia in 1991 and Vice President in 1992.  He holds the rank of Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology in the Schools of Medicine and Graduate Studies.  He is an active teacher and internationally recognized in the area of neuroscience research.  As Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Goldstein has spearheaded the effort at the Medical College of Georgia to enhance teaching and learning through the use of electronically distributed technologies, which include distance education, groupware and electronic curriculum support system, and world wide web utilization in education.  Dr. Goldstein is active in professional organizations in academia and the sciences and has contributed more than 70 publications to his field.  As a faculty member, his involvement in faculty governance has included serving as chairman of the Governor’s Health Care Personnel Study Commission, which addressed the need for nursing personnel in the state and presented a comprehensive plan to meet those needs in the state of Georgia.  He currently serves as the Chairman of the State Health Planning Agency’s Health Care Personnel Planning Committee.