Dr. Gary Goldstein

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President/CEO, Kennedy Kreiger Institute; Professor, Depts. of Neurology & Pediatrics and Environmental Health Sciences


Dr. Goldstein received his medical degree from the University of Chicago. He completed residencies in pediatrics (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), neurology (Stanford, Palo Alto) and child neurology (Johns Hopkins) and was Director of the pediatric neurology program at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) before returning to Baltimore to lead Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Past research activities focused on the role of brain capillaries in the formation of the blood brain barrier and the mechanisms of capillary injury in toxic brain disorders.

Kennedy Krieger Institute serves children and young adults with a wide variety of neurologic disabilities, including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, autism and learning/behavioral disorders. The Institute is the home of the F.M. Kirby Center for advanced MRI brain imaging, a comprehensive autism center with a large early intervention program, a special education school, inpatient and outpatient sub-specialty clinics and active community programs. Research efforts include preclinical neuroscience laboratories, studies of acquired and genetic neurologic childhood diseases and a new clinical trials center. A strong focus of the research program is on the neuroplasticity of developing brain and the translation of recent discoveries to clinical and educational settings.