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Martin Goldstein

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  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • MD, S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    New York Hospital Cornell University Med Ctr

  • Residency, Neurology/Psychiatry
    New York Hospital Cornell University Med Ctr

  • Fellowship, Neuropsychiatry
    Mclean Hospital

  • Fellowship, Brain Imaging
    New York Hospital Cornell University Med Ctr


    Dr. Goldstein is Board-Certified in both Neurology and Psychiatry. A graduate of Cornell University, he earned his medical degree from The State University of New York (Stony Brook). He interned in Internal Medicine at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein completed dual residency training in both Neurology and Psychiatry, also at The New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center. He was the Ronald Coles Fellow in Cognitive Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and completed fellowship training in functional brain imaging at Cornell Medical Center.

    Dr. Goldstein’s medical specialty is cognitive neurology. He is Medical Director of the Mount Sinai Center for Cognitive Health, and Division Director for Cognitive Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Dr. Goldstein is currently Training Director for the Mount Sinai Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology, and previously served as Director of Medical Student Education in Neurology.

    His research involves using fMRI to probe neural mechanisms of cognitive dyscontrol.  He has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters.

    Dr. Goldstein is a Diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He holds additional sub-specialty certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry from the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. 

    Dr. Goldstein was selected by New York Magazine for its 2015 Best Doctors edition.

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    Popeo DM, Goldstein MA.  Design and piloting of an integrated neuroscience elective for medical students in their clinical clerkships. Academic Psychiatry 2015

     Goldstein M.  Non-memory cognitive dysfunction. In: Motiwala R, Stacey C, Sealfon S, Eds. Mount Sinai Expert Guidelines (publication pending).

    Mitsis EM, Bender HA, Kostakoglu L, Machac J, Martin J, Woehr JL, Sewell MC, Aloysi A, Goldstein MA, Li C, Sano M, Gandy S.  A consecutive case series with 18F florbetapir PET imaging in an urban dementia center: impact on quality of life, decision making, and disposition. Molecular Neurodegeneration 2014;9:10.

    Silverman ME, Loudon H, Liu X, Mauro C, Leiter G, Goldstein MA.  The neural processing of negative emotion post-partum:  a preliminary study of amygdala function in postpartum depression. Archives of Women’s Mental Health 2011;14(4):355-9.

    Goldstein M, Ivanov I, Silverman ME. Posterior cortical atrophy: an exemplar for renovating diagnostic formulation in neuropsychiatry. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2011;52(3):326-333.

    Goldstein M, Olanow C. Dementia in Parkinson's Disease. In: Charney DS, Nestler E, Eds. Neurobiology of Mental Illness, 3rd Edition; 2009. Oxford University Press.

    Goldstein M, Brendel G, Tuescher O, Pan H, Epstein J, Beutel M, Yang Y, Thomas K, Levy K, Silverman M, Clarkin J, Posner M, Kernberg O, Stern E, Silbersweig D. Neural substrates of the interaction of emotional stimulus processing and motor inhibitory control: an emotional linguistic go/no-go fMRI study. NeuroImage 2007 July 1; 36(3):1026-1040.

    Silbersweig D, Clarkin J, Goldstein M, Kernberg O, Tuescher O, Levy K, Brendel G, Pan H, Beutel M, Pavony M, Epstein J, Lenzenweger M, Thomas K, Posner M, Stern E. Failure of frontolimbic inhibitory function in the context of negative emotion in borderline personality disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry 2007; 164(12):1832-1841.

    Silverman M, Loudon H, Safier M, Protopopescu X, Leiter G, Liu X, Goldstein M. Neural dysfunction in postpartum depression: an fMRI pilot study. CNS Spectrums 2007;12(11):853-862.

    Goldstein M, Silverman M. Autonomics and cognition. Clinical Autonomic Research 2006;16(2):86-89.

    Cunningham M, Goldstein et al M. Coalescence of psychiatry, neurology, and neuropsychology: from theory to practice. Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2006;14(3):127-140.

    Harden CL, Goldstein M, Ettinger AB. Anxiety disorders in epilepsy. In Ettinger A, Kanner AM, Eds. Psychiatric issues in epilepsy: a practical guide to diagnosis and treatment, 2nd ed. Lippincott, 2006.

    Goldstein M, Silverman M. The Neuropsychiatric Examination. In: Riggio S, ed. Psychiatric Clin North America 2005; 28(3):507-547.

    Goldstein M, Price B. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In: In: Dougherty DD, Rauch SL, Rosenbaum JR, Eds. Essentials of Neuroimaging for the Practitioner. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing 2004.

    Goldstein M, Price B. Non-Alzheimer dementias. In: In: Samuels M, ed. Office Practice of Neurology, 2nd Ed. Elsevier, 2003.

    Price B, Goldstein M. Differential diagnosis of dementia. In: In: Samuels M, ed. Office Practice of Neurology, 2nd Ed. Elsevier, 2003.

    Goldstein M, Woehr J, Price B. Neuropsychology of cognitive disorders. In: In: D'Haenen HAH, den Boer JA, Willner P, Eds. Biological Psychiatry. West Sussex UK, John Wiley, 2002.

    Goldstein M, Harden CL. Infectious disease. In: Ettinger AB, Devinsky O, Eds. Managing Epilepsy and Co-existing Diseases. Butterworth Heinemann, 2002.

    Goldstein M, DeAngelis L. Nervous system neoplasms. In: Hainline B, Devinsky O, Eds. Advances in Neurology, Vol 90. Lippincott, 2002.

    Goldstein M, Harden CL. Exploring the neuropsychiatry of seizures: epilepsy and anxiety. Epilepsy and Behavior 2000;1:228-234.


Research Interest: Brain imaging

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Dr. Goldstein did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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