Dartmouth Health and Geisel School of Medicine announce new Chair of the Department of Medicine

Nate Goldstein, MD

Following a national search, Nathan Goldstein, MD, has been named the next Chair of the Department of Medicine at Dartmouth Health and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.

Goldstein comes to Dartmouth Health from the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he is Professor and holds the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Chair in Palliative Care. Goldstein serves as the system Vice-Chair for Professional Development, where he oversees initiatives including; diversity, equity, and inclusion; wellness and sustainability; and faculty and staff development.

Goldstein will have responsibility for the overall strategic direction, clinical operations, and management of the Department of Medicine. In addition, as the department’s academic leader, he will oversee the contributions of the department in medical education and will lead an expansion of the research enterprise in the department and in collaboration with other institutional leaders. Goldstein will also hold the Joseph M. Huber Professorship of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine.

Goldstein is a clinician investigator who has been funded by the National Institute on Aging, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, the Health Resources & Services Administration, and multiple foundations. His work examines patient-physician communication in patients with advanced heart failure as well as novel models to deliver palliative care at home for people with advanced illness.

A magna cum laude graduate with a BA in Biology from Carleton College in Northfield, MN, Goldstein attended the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for medical school. He completed his training in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, followed by health services research training in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the Yale School of Medicine. He then returned to Mount Sinai to complete a clinical geriatrics fellowship and subsequently joined the faculty. Goldstein is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and hospice and palliative medicine.

Goldstein will begin work in March 2024, assuming the role previously held by Richard Rothstein, MD.

About Dartmouth Health

Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.

About the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, founded in 1797, strives to improve the lives of the communities we serve through excellence in learning, discovery, and healing. The nation's fourth-oldest medical school, the Geisel School of Medicine has been home to many firsts in medical education, research and practice, including the discovery of the mechanism for how light resets biological clocks, creating the first multispecialty intensive care unit, the first comprehensive examination of U.S. health care cost variations (The Dartmouth Atlas), and the first Center for Health Care Delivery Science, which launched in 2010. As one of America's top medical schools, Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine is committed to training new generations of physician leaders who will help solve our most vexing challenges in health care.