Joshua N. Goldstein MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the MGH Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine Research.


Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Stroke
  • Neurovascular emergencies
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH)
Medical Education
  • MD, PhD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • 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
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric
Provider Gender


Dr. Goldstein is an emergency physician who specializes in neurologic emergencies. He received both his MD and PhD from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2000, and completed his residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in 2005. He then completed a research fellowship in Vascular and Critical Care Neurology at MGH and BWH. He is currently the Director of the Center for Neurologic Emergencies in the Department of Emergency Medicine at MGH, the MGH Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine Research, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at HMS. He is a Fellow of the Neurocritical Care Society, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Goldstein has dedicated his career to multidisciplinary work integrating neurology, hematology, neurocritical care, and emergency medicine. He has served on the Program Committees for the International Stroke Conference, the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, and the Neurocritical Care Society. He has served on the American Heart Association Get-With-The-Guidelines Stroke clinical workgroup, and multiple AHA writing groups. Finally he has served as Associate Editor of various journals including Academic Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Goldstein manages a large extramurally funded research program focused on neurologic and hematologic emergencies. He has received numerous awards including the SAEM Young Investigator Award for his research and the Harvard Emergency Medicine Residency’s Outstanding Attending award for his teaching and clinical care. He has served as an invited speaker at many national and international forums. Finally, he has published over 120 original research articles, over 40 reviews and book chapters, and served as an Associate Editor of the textbook Scientific American Emergency Medicine and the Editor of the textbook Neurologic Emergencies.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Goldstein currently manages a research program focused on improving the care of patients with neurological emergencies. With support from NIH, industry, and nonprofit sources, his team performs clinical trials in diseases such as stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and emergency anticoagulation reversal. He is the Principal Investigator for a New England-wide consortium of centers for the NIH-funded SIREN network of emergency care clinical trials. Dr Goldstein has lectured nationally and internationally, and has published over 120 original peer-reviewed research articles in the medical literature.


View my most recent publications at PubMed


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