Matthew Nelson Goldenberg, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Section Chief, Psychiatric Emergency Services

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research


Yale Medical Group


Matthew Goldenberg, M.D., M.Sc., is a psychiatrist who has been on the faculty at Yale and the staff of Yale-New Haven Hospital since 2013. He is the section chief of psychiatric emergency services at YNHH, the medical director of the YNHH Psychiatry Observation Unit and serves as an attending psychiatrist in the YNHH emergency department's Crisis Intervention Unit. He is active in medical student education at Yale, serving as a member of the steering committee for the inegrated Primary Care and Psychiatry Clerkship and a regular lecturer, seminar leader and tutor to medical and physician associate students.

Prior to arriving at Yale, he was a faculty member at Uniformed Services University (USUHS) and Dartmouth Medical School, and served as the director of the medical student psychiatry clerkship directors at both institutions. He also directed the psychiatric emergency and consultation/liaison services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He also earned a MSc in Global Mental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine/King's College London in 2013.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Goldenberg graduated from Yale College in 1999 with a degree in history and received the Potter and Clement prizes for his senior thesis, Touchdown, Brown: Race, Football and the Desegregation of Birmingham Schools, 1954-1980. He received his medical degree from Yale in 2003 and then completed residency training in general psychiatry at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where he also served as chief resident.

Dr. Goldenberg’s professional interests include medical student and resident education, emergency psychiatry, physician political behavior/advocacy, health promotion, as well as international and refugee mental health. He received a certificate in Global Mental Health from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma in 2009. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP).

He is the author of A is for Artisanal, An Alphabet Book for the Hip, Modern Baby, published in 2013.

Education & Training

MSc King's College London (2013)
MD Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
BA Yale College, History (1999)
Residency Univeristy of North Carolina
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2008)

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Matthew Nelson Goldenberg, MD, MSc
Patient Care Locations
Yale PsychiatryYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Psychiatry 300 George Street, Ste Suite 901
New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
184 Liberty Street
New Haven, CT 06519