David A. Goldstein

Associate Professor Director, Primary Care, Keck Medical Center of USC Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine Co-Director, USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics
David A. Goldstein, MDNot accepting new patients at this time

Areas of treatment:

Primary Care
Internal Medicine
Medical Ethics
Preventive Medicine
End of Life Care
Hospital Medicine


  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care


  • Department of Medicine


  • English
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David A. Goldstein, MD

Associate Professor
Director, Primary Care, Keck Medical Center of USC
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Goldstein received his BA in chemistry from Lafayette College and his MD from the State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center. He completed a Nephrology Fellowship at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center.

Dr. Goldstein has been with USC for well over 40 years and has served the academic and clinical community in the following ways: Chief of the Division of Geriatric, Hospital, Palliative and General Internal Medicine; Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee; Associate Dean for Curriculum, Chair, Clinical Practice Committee of the USC Care Medical Group.

Currently, in his capacity as Director of Primary Care for the Keck Medical Center of USC, Dr. Goldstein initiated the USC Center for Primary Care which includes faculty physicians representing General Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Geriatrics. A wide variety of services including, but not limited to, preventive care, comprehensive and coordinated care between hospital and ambulatory settings, among specialists and sub-specialists, Women’s health, sports physicals, hospital medicine, pharmacy services, accessibility 24/7, HIV/AIDS Care and cancer screening. The Center for Primary Care has offices on the Health Sciences and University Park Campuses, as well as in Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, La Cañada and Pasadena.

As Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Goldstein assists in the coordination of all clinical internal medicine services for the Department of Medicine. These services include the specialty and sub-specialty disciplines that fall within the umbrella of internal medicine such as of cardiovascular medicine and endocrinology.

As Co-Director of the Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, he assists in the coordination of curricular, scholarly and consultative endeavors in bioethical and moral dilemmas ranging from the bedside to societal levels. Dr. Goldstein serves as the Co-Chair of the Ethics Resource Committee of the Keck Hospital.

Dr. Goldstein, with the support from a grateful patient, has established the Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science. The Center’s mission is in part to foster research into a wide variety of healthcare innovations. The outcomes of the Gehr Center will be published in scholarly venues so they might be replicated at other healthcare institutions to improve the delivery of care nationwide.



Doctor of Medicine, SUNY-Brooklyn College of Medicine, 1972


Kings County Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1971 - 1972


Kings County Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1972 - 1974
Kings County Hospital, Chief Resident, 1974 - 1975


LAC+USC Medical Center, Nephrology, 1975 - 1976


American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional society memberships:

Society of General Internal Medicine
Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha
Alpha Omega Alpha
Endocrine Society
American Federation of Clinical Research
American Society of Nephrology
National Kidney Foundation of Southern California
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
American College of Physicians