For the period 1953-1993, Dr. Murray Goldstein was a commissioned medical officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and a member of the staff of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); for the final 13 years at the NIH he served as the Director of the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He was an Assistant Surgeon General in the USPHS with the 2 star rank of Rear Admiral. Following his retirement from the USPHS, he served as Director of the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Educational Foundation from 1993-2005 and medical consultant to the United Cerebral Palsy Association. He is now a medical research consultant to several national organizations and the US government.
Dr. Goldstein is a 1947 graduate of New York University (B.A.). He served in Europe in the tank corps of US Army during WW II and is a recipient of the Purple Heart. He is a 1950 graduate of the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a rotating internship and then a residency in internal medicine at the Des Moines Osteopathic College Hospital and a fellowship in neurology at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN). In 1959, he received a Master of Public Health degree (Epidemiology) from the University Of California School Of Public Health at Berkeley, CA.
He is the recipient of two honorary doctoral degrees in medicine (M.D.) and seven in science (D.Sc.) from universities in the U.S. and abroad. He also is the recipient of a U.S. Presidential Letter of Commendation, 3 national public service awards from the USPHS and achievement awards from 4 osteopathic organizations and 8 citizen organizations. He has been on the editorial board of seven scientific journals, served on the scientific advisory committee of five national health organizations and on the Board of Trustees of three osteopathic medical colleges and four national health organizations. For 8 years, he was chair of the WHO Task Force on Stroke and Other Vascular Disorders of the Brain. He is a founding member and past President of the American Osteopathic College of Occupational and Preventive Medicine and served for 12 years on the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine (now an emeritus member). He was designated a “Great Pioneer in Osteopathic Medicine” by the American Osteopathic Association, by Des Moines University and by the NYSOMS.
At this time, Dr. Goldstein is an active member of the Academy of Medicine of Washington, D.C., having served as its President for the period 2004-2006. He is a Senior Lecturer in Neurology at the Uniformed Services Medical School in Bethesda (USUHS) and a discussion leader in its course on medical ethics. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of three osteopathic colleges, an emeritus member and scientific consultant to the Board of Directors of three national health organizations and serves as a scientific consultant to the NIH, NIDRR and the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Goldstein has 54 publications in scientific journals, books and government publications.
Socially, Dr. Goldstein and his wife recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary. They have 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Dr. Goldstein has served three terms on his housing community’s Board of Directors. Mrs. Goldstein is a home maker, excellent cook and an accomplished amateur artist (oil painting).