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Interview with Dr. J. Richard Goldstein

Dr. J. Richard Goldstein was Commissioner of Health of New Jersey in the administration of Governor Kean. He currently (5/11) serves as president and chief executive officer of the New Jersey Council of Teaching Hospitals, a consortium of ten major teaching hospitals in New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Goldstein practiced ambulatory, emergency and aerospace medicine for six years. He also attended Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, earning a master’s degree, and was formerly an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. He is a co-author of the textbook Hospital Special Care Facilities and has presented numerous papers at state, national, and international conferences. He holds a BA from Case-Western Reserve University and an MD degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine.


Interview on May 10, 2011Transcript available here (pdf)