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Gary W. Goldstein, M.D.

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President & CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute

Professor of Neurology


Dr. Goldstein received his M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1966. He served as a Major in the United States Army, before becoming the Director of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Dr. Goldstein relocated to Baltimore in 1988 to assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Goldstein also serves as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Autism Speaks organization and holds professorships in Neurology and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. more


  • President & CEO, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Professor of Neurology
  • Professor of Pediatrics

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Research Summary

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.

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Gary Goldstein from Kennedy Krieger Institute, meetinnovators (01/28/2012)

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