Matthew Nelson Goldenberg MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Program Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services

Biographical Info

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 program director 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.

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, 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

Yale College (05/1999)
Yale University School of Medicine (2003)
King's College London (2013)
Univeristy of North Carolina, Psychiatry (2003 - 2007)
Board Certification
Psychiatry, Board Certified  (2008)

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