Jeffrey Golden, MD, Named Hospital’s Pathologist-in-Chief
The timely and accurate diagnosis of diseases and conditions is critical to the care and treatments children receive.
Leading this effort at Children’s Hospital is Jeffrey A. Golden, MD, who was appointed as pathologist-in-chief after an extensive national search.
A staff neuropathologist since 1996, Dr. Golden has held several leadership roles, including chief of the Hospital’s Division of Developmental Biology. His personal research has focused on patterning and cell migration in the developing nervous system.
Dr. Golden is a leader in his field, with more than 90 published research articles, and has been honored with numerous awards for his research. He currently holds three National Institutes of Health grants and is the Evelyn Willing Bromley Endowed Chair in Pathology and Clinical Laboratories at Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Golden is the past president of the American Association of Neuropathologists and holds positions on several editorial boards including being the associate editor for the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology.
The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Children’s Hospital, which Dr. Golden leads, includes nationally and internationally recognized experts who provide diagnostic services and consultation in all areas of pathology and laboratory medicine.
The field also plays a critical role in the growing translational research program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute.
Pathology “stands at the crossroads between basic science and clinical care,” Dr. Golden says. His department engages in both basic and translational research aimed at understanding the pathogenesis of childhood disease and instituting novel methods for earlier and more precise diagnoses that will result in enhanced and tailored therapy.
“We are currently experiencing an exhilarating growth in our understanding of the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease and our faculty, by virtue of their unique position bridging the clinical and basic sciences, are at the forefront of applying this new knowledge to medical practice,” he says.