Research Interests

  • Noninvasive
  • Medical Devices
  • Hyperspectral
  • Fluorescence


  • Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Associate Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center

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In addition to extraordinary enthusiasm for patient care, Dr. Goldstein is a surgeon-scientist. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal publications and 10 book chapters. His research endeavors leverage his graduate work and industry background in biomedical engineering to devise and develop technologies that benefit children. Additionally, he is an accomplished health services researcher and is widely recognized as a national expert in areas of quality and safety of trauma and emergency surgery.

Dr. Goldstein practices pediatric general and thoracic surgery, as well as pediatric surgical oncology. He treats newborns, infants and children with a wide range of conditions including congenital and acquired diseases of the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, traumatic injuries, hernias, gastroesophageal malformations, intestinal disease, and anorectal malformations. He is comfortable with both traditional and minimally invasive approaches, including laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs.

Education and Background

  • Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital and University of Maryland Medical Center 2016-2018
  • Residency in General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Surgery 2009-2016
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2009

Research Highlights


In a first-in-human trial, we are pioneering the application of a newly developed noninvasive infrared light reflectance technology known as broadband optical spectroscopy (BOS) as a method of identifying neonatal ischemia. BOS leverages the fact the cellular byproducts of ischemia are dark chromophores that absorb both visible and infrared light to take a measurement of internal organs through skin in order to detect the onset of diseases such as necrotizing enterocolitis and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

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Critical Care, Viral Respiratory Infections, Lung Injury and Repair, Immune Regulation

Recent Publication

Age-related Differences in the Nasal Mucosal Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2.

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Interventricular Mechanics, Right Ventricular Failure, Role of Immunologic Phenotype on Post-heart Transplant Outcomes, Post-heart Transplant Kidney Injury and Failure

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