EDUCATION

Internship

Pediatrics
  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , Boston , MA

Residency

Pediatrics
  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics
  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Richard Goldstein is a pediatric palliative care pediatrician who devotes his career to helping families who must deal with the sudden unexpected death of their child. He has worked in general pediatrics, palliative care, bereavement support, and advocacy for families affected by sudden unexplained death. He brings his experience and clinical expertise to the families involved in Robert’s Program, while leading efforts in research and improvements in the field - Dr. Goldstein's role is the Program Director of Robert’s Program and he serves as the direct interface to families.

 

Dr. Goldstein serves as an expert for the Department of General Pediatrics for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Parents as Advocates for Pediatric Palliative Care. Pediatrics. 2021 Nov; 148(5). View abstract
  2. The parental role before and after SIDS. Death Stud. 2021 Jun 08; 1-11. View abstract
  3. Genetic Factors Underlying Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Appl Clin Genet. 2021; 14:61-76. View abstract
  4. A de novo BRPF1 variant in a case of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood. Eur J Med Genet. 2020 Sep; 63(9):104002. View abstract
  5. The role of sodium channels in sudden unexpected death in pediatrics. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2020 08; 8(8):e1309. View abstract
  6. Transitional objects of grief. Compr Psychiatry. 2020 Jan 11; 98:152161. View abstract
  7. Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths and Day of Life 0. Pediatrics. 2020 01; 145(1). View abstract
  8. Inconsistent classification of unexplained sudden deaths in infants and children hinders surveillance, prevention and research: recommendations from The 3rd International Congress on Sudden Infant and Child Death. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2019 Dec; 15(4):622-628. View abstract
  9. Maternal Smoking Before and During Pregnancy and the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death. Pediatrics. 2019 04; 143(4). View abstract
  10. Mutations in NRXN1 and NRXN2 in a patient with early-onset epileptic encephalopathy and respiratory depression. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2019 02; 5(1). View abstract
  11. Pre-loss personal factors and prolonged grief disorder in bereaved mothers. Psychol Med. 2019 10; 49(14):2370-2378. View abstract
  12. The Grief of Mothers After the Sudden Unexpected Death of Their Infants. Pediatrics. 2018 05; 141(5). View abstract
  13. SCN1A variants associated with sudden infant death syndrome. Epilepsia. 2018 04; 59(4):e56-e62. View abstract
  14. A New Approach to the Investigation of Sudden Unexpected Death. Pediatrics. 2017 08; 140(2). View abstract
  15. High serum serotonin in sudden infant death syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 07 18; 114(29):7695-7700. View abstract
  16. Race, Ethnicity, and SIDS. Pediatrics. 2017 06; 139(6). View abstract
  17. Hippocampal Formation Maldevelopment and Sudden Unexpected Death across the Pediatric Age Spectrum. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2016 Oct; 75(10):981-997. View abstract
  18. Author's Response: RE: Overall Postneonatal Mortality and Rates of SIDS. Pediatrics. 2016 08; 138(2). View abstract
  19. Sudden Unexpected Death in Fetal Life Through Early Childhood. Pediatrics. 2016 06; 137(6). View abstract
  20. Family perspectives about Down syndrome. . 2016 Apr; 170A(4):930-41. View abstract
  21. Overall Postneonatal Mortality and Rates of SIDS. Pediatrics. 2016 Jan; 137(1). View abstract
  22. Parents' Experiences of Pediatric Palliative Transports: A Qualitative Case Series. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Sep; 50(3):375-80. View abstract
  23. Dentate gyrus abnormalities in sudden unexplained death in infants: morphological marker of underlying brain vulnerability. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Jan; 129(1):65-80. View abstract
  24. Interdisciplinary care: using your team. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014 Aug; 61(4):823-34. View abstract
  25. PSYCHOSOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF STILLBIRTH FOR THE MOTHER AND HER FAMILY: A CRISIS-SUPPORT APPROACH. Social Work (Stellenbosch). 2014; 50(4). View abstract
  26. Witnessed sleep-related seizure and sudden unexpected death in infancy: a case report. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2013 Sep; 9(3):418-21. View abstract
  27. Regional anesthesia approaches to pain management in pediatric palliative care: a review of current knowledge. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Dec; 46(6):859-73. View abstract
  28. Parents' views of their child's end-of-life care: subanalysis of primary care involvement. J Palliat Med. 2013 Feb; 16(2):198-202. View abstract