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2021   Honoree 

Nathan Goldstein 

Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Chair

Palliative Care

Mount Sinai Downtown

Nathan Goldstein MD is a Professor in the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and holds the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Chair in Palliative Care. He is the Vice-Chair for Population Health for the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Site-Chair for Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine for Mount Sinai Downtown. He is on the steering committee of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine and collaborates with the music therapy team for patients with serious illness. He is the president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the national professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine, nurses, and other healthcare providers. Dr. Goldstein is a clinician investigator whose 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 – work that has been funded by multiple foundation grants as well as the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute on Aging. His areas of clinical expertise include pain in older adults, palliative care, and the use of advanced technologies for patients with heart failure near the end of life. He has been spotlighted on television programs such as NBC Nightly News and CNN Headline News, and has been quoted in the Washington Post. He has been named one of Castle-Connolly’s Top Doctors and Crain’s New York Notables in Healthcare in 2021.