Professor and Director, Lowder Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology and Oncology
The Children's Hospital of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South,  ACC 512
Birmingham, Alabama 35233-1711
Phone:  (205) 638-5855    

Fax:  (205) 975-1941


Dr. Goldman graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in 1985. He completed pediatric residency training at Tulane Children's Hospital in 1988 and fellowship training at Denver Children's Hospital in 1991.  He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Immunology at National Jewish Center for Immunology.  He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.  Dr. Goldman has been recognized for clinical excellence by selection as one of the "Best Doctors in America" from 2006 to the present.

Dr. Goldman is a recent UAB faculty member, joining the program in June 2009.  Prior to that, he had been on faculty at the University of Iowa since 1992.  While at Iowa, he served as the Director of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant program and the Pediatric Immune Disorders program.   Dr. Goldman's basic science research focuses on understanding the role of a specific enzyme complex called telomerase in cancer, bone marrow production, and aging; in particular how telomerase is crucial in minimizing toxicities of chemotherapy.  In addition, Dr. Goldman is involved in studies of new gene transfer methods to treat marrow failure syndromes (dyskeratosis congenita) and disorders of hematopoiesis (sickle cell disease).  His clinical interests center on developing protocols utilizing cord blood transplant as a way to treat a wide array of childhood cancers, including ALL and AML, as well as inherited immune deficiencies and marrow failure disorders.