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Lisa J. Goldstein, M.D. Named Physician of the Year at The Miriam Hospital


Pathologist earns highest honor from peers  

Lisa Goldstein, MD
Lisa J. Goldstein, MD  

Pathologist Lisa J. Goldstein, M.D. has been named the recipient of the 2013 Charles C.J. Carpenter, M.D., Outstanding Physician of the Year Award. Recognized by her peers for her clinical expertise, dedication to The Miriam Hospital and commitment to training the next generation of pathologists, Goldstein was honored during the hospital’s annual medical staff association meeting on June 19.

“Pathologists often work behind the scenes, but that doesn’t mean their contributions go unnoticed, and this award to Dr. Goldstein is clearly a testament to that,” said William Corwin, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer at The Miriam Hospital.

“For more than two decades, she has demonstrated her commitment and devotion to both The Miriam Hospital and her role as a pathologist, whether she’s leading critical hospital committees or offering to help medical staff review difficult cases around-the-clock,” he added. “We’re very fortunate to have someone like Dr. Goldstein here at The Miriam Hospital and we congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.”

A Rhode Island native, Goldstein has a long history with The Miriam Hospital. She began serving as a hospital volunteer at the age of 12, and was soon tasked with labeling test tubes and filing slides and pictures in the pathology department. She remained employed by The Miriam Hospital throughout college and medical school at Brown University, working in various labs and also as a phlebotomist, assisting with nursing scheduling and observing surgeries in her free time.

She completed her residency at Rhode Island Hospital and a surgical pathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. After serving as an assistant pathologist at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, New York, Goldstein returned to The Miriam Hospital in 1990 as an assistant pathologist.

In addition to her clinical work, Goldstein is a clinical assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a highly regarded instructor, having won more than a dozen different teaching awards over the years. She is also actively involved on a number of hospital and university committees, including the Credentials Committee at The Miriam Hospital, which she chairs, and the Undergraduate Medical Education Teaching Committee at Brown.

A resident of Rumford, Goldstein is a member of the American Medical Association and Rhode Island Society of Pathologists, and a fellow of both the College of American Pathologists and American Society for Clinical Pathology.

The Charles C.J. Carpenter, M.D., Physician of the Year Award recognizes a physician, nominated by his/her peers, for outstanding contributions to medicine, leadership, professionalism and patient care – qualities exemplified by Carpenter. As director of the Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and a professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Carpenter has achieved widespread recognition for his work in treating diseases in developing countries and for training a generation of researchers in the field of international health.