Dr. Goldstein is the Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MGH and associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is a leading expert on the management of adolescents and young adults with eating disorders.



Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Adolescent and young adult medical issues
  • Adolescent medicine
  • Eating disorders including anorexia nervosa
  • Male health issues
  • Adolescent gynecology
Medical Education
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Board Certifications
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Patient Gateway
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Goldstein began his medical career conducting basic research in virology at the National Institutes of Health. Subsequently he practiced primary care in rural New Mexico, and then he completed his training with a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. He has authored, coauthored or edited thirteen books on health and medical issues including Controversies in Food and Nutrition which won the CHOICE outstanding academic title award. Dr. Goldstein's research interests include the management of eating disorders and its complications as well as resilience in adolescents. He has served on local, regional and national committees on adolescent medicine issues. Dr. Goldstein has written more than 100 articles and papers for professional and lay audiences and has been quoted widely by the national media.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Goldstein collaborates with the MGH Neuroendocrine Unit to study the effects of eating disorders on bone mass in females.

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Dr. Goldstein is the author, coauthor or editor of 13 books. He is editor of The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Adolescent Medicine Handbook, coauthor of Mental Health Disorders in Adolescents: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Professionals and author of Boys into Men: Staying Healthy Through the Teen Years.

Goldstein MA et al. A 19-Year-Old Man with Weight Loss and Abdominal Pain. N Engl J Med 2008; 359:1272-83.

Goldstein MA et al. A 23-Year Old Woman with an Abnormal Papanicolaou Smear. N Engl J Med 2009; 360:1337-44.




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Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114
Phone: 617-643-1201
Fax: 617-724-0581

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