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Julian Marc Goldman, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-2450
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Clinical Interests
Intelligent clinical monitoring systems
International medical device standardization
Technology and Clinical Techniques for Anesthesia in the Operating Room
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, SUNY at New York City (Downstate)
Residency, University of Colorado Health Science Ctr
Fellowship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Ctr
Board Certifications
Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyDr. Goldman is an anesthesiologist at the MGH and Medical Director of Biomedical Engineering for Partners HealthCare. He is the Director of the Medical Device Interoperability Program - a multi-institutional federally program founded in 2004 to advance medical device interoperability to improve patient safety and HIT innovation.

Dr. Goldman completed his anesthesiology residency and medical device informatics fellowship at the Univ. of Colorado, and served as a Visiting Scholar in the FDA as well as an executive of a medical device company. He chairs several national and international committees that develop standards for the safety, performance, and interoperability of medical equipment. His awards include the AAMI Foundation/Institute for Technology in Health Care Clinical Application Award, the International Council on Systems Engineering Pioneer Award, and the American College of Clinical Engineering award for Professional Achievement in Technology. More information is available at


Research Areas

  • Medical device interoperability to build smarter and safer clinical environments
  • Development of medical device safety and performance standards
  • Foundational requirements for the deployment of app? for advanced clinical capabilities such as smart alarms, safety interlocks, and closed-loop control

Description of Research

My research group, the Medical Device@Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Interoperability Program, is accelerating the adoption of medical device interoperability to enable the creation of complete and accurate electronic health records and the cost-effective development of innovative third-party medical@apps for diagnosis, treatment, research, safety and quality improvements, equipment management, and adverse event detection and reporting when using networked medical devices for clinical care. Our team is working to develop sharable software tools and applications that will enable a broader community of researchers and manufacturers to implement medical device interoperability with a focus on improving patient safety. Our work includes identifying clinical problems that could be solved through reliable, comprehensive medical system integration, and the implementation of those solutions through the development of open standards and technology in our Cambridge lab "sandbox". We work closely with the FDA, DoD, VA, NIST, NSF, NIH, manufacturers, and other groups to help align clinical, research, manufacturing, policy, and regulatory needs. In addition our team is involved with the development of international standards for anesthesia and respiratory care equipment and interoperability. These synergistic research and standardization activities provide diverse opportunities for residents and fellows to contribute to creating healthcare environments of the future. Our program website contains information about specific projects.


  • Arney D, Fischmeister S, Goldman JM, Lee I, Trausmuth R. Plug-and-play for medical devices: experiences from a case study. Biomed Instrum Technol 2009; 43:313-317. PMID: 19670943
  • Hatcliff J, King A, Lee I, MacDonald A, Fernando A, Robkin M, Vasserman E, Weininger S, Goldman JM. Rationale and architecture principles for medical application platforms. In: Proceedings from the IEEE/ACM Third International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS); 2012: 3-12.
  • Goldman JM, Schrenker R, Melendez L, Hampton R, Driscoll W. Implications of the New FDA Medical Device Data System (MDDS) Regulation for Automated Clinical Documentation. Proceedings of American Society of Anesthesiologists: Equipment, Monitoring and Technology. October 2011.
  • Arney D, Goldman JM, Bhargav-Spantzel A, Basu A, Taborn M, Pappas G, Robkin M. Simulation of Medical Device Network Performance and Requirements for an Integrated Clinical Environment. Biomed Instrum Technol 2012 Jul-Aug;46(4):308-15.

Selected publications

In General

MGH Hotline 4.10.09 In General awards and honors

In General: Julian M. Goldman, MD

MGH Hotline 07.30.10 Julian M. Goldman, MD, of the MGH Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care and Pain Medicine, director of Interoperability for CIMIT and medical director of Partners Biomedical Engineering, has received the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Pioneer Award.

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Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
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