Barbara L. Goldstein, MD, MMSc

Barbara L. Goldstein
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
5280 Top Doctors 2016
Barbara L. Goldstein MD, is rheumatologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Goldstein is in the Division of Rheumatology and Department of Medicine.

Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions

Special Interests

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Barbara Goldstein is on the faculty of National Jewish Health and Denver Health specializing in rheumatic diseases. She sees patients with rheumatologic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis and scleroderma. She participates in the teaching at the University of Colorado Denver Medical School and clinical training. In addition, Dr. Goldstein conducts clinical research to assess the increased cardiovascular risks associated with rheumatoid arthritis and pulmonary manifestations of rheumatic illnesses.


Harvard Medical School, MMSc
University of Colorado Denver, MD
Boston University, BA
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Internship and Residency
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Rheumatology Fellowship

Board Certification

2013: American Board of Rheumatology
2011: American Board of Internal Medicine

Professional Memberships

American College of Rheumatology
American Medical Association


Deane KD, Striebich CC, Goldstein BL, Derber LA, Parish MC, Feser ML, Hamburger EM, Brake S, Belz C, Goddard J, Norris JM, Karlson EW, Holers VM. Identification of undiagnosed inflammatory arthritis in a community health fair screen. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Dec 15;61(12):1642-9. PMID: 19950306.

Goldstein BL, Chibnik LB, Karlson EW, Costenbader KH. Epstein-Barr virus serologic abnormalities and risk of rheumatoid arthritis among women. Autoimmunity. 2012 Mar;45(2):161-8. doi: 10.3109/08916934.2011.616557. Epub 2011 Oct 20. PMID: 22011088.

Arkema EV, Goldstein BL, Robinson W, Sokolove J, Wagner C, Malspeis S, Rosner B, Grodstein F, Karlson EW, Costenbader KH. Anti-citrullinated peptide autoantibodies, human leukocyte antigen-shared epitope and future rheumatoid arthritis: a nested case-control study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2013 Oct 23;25(5):R159. doi: 10.1186/ar4342. PMID: 24286474.

Kasturi S, Goldstein BL, Malspeis S, Karlson EW, Costenbader KH. Comparison of the 1987 American College of Rheumatology and the 2010 American College of Rheumatology/European League against Rheumatism criteria for classification of rheumatoid arthritis in the Nurses' Health Study cohorts. Rheumatol Int. 2014 Mar;34(3):407-11. doi: 10.1007/s00296-013-2865-2. Epub 2013 Sep 24. PMID: 24061933.

Goldstein BL, Gedmintas L, Todd DJ. Drug-associated polymyalgia rheumatica/giant cell arteritis occurring in two patients after treatment with ipilimumab, an antagonist of ctla-4. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Mar;66(3):768-9. doi: 10.1002/art.38282. PMID: 24574239.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • VA Medical Center - Denver

Academic Affiliations

Instructor in Medicine, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Instructor in the Rheumatology Clinics at Denver Health

Contact Information

  • Office: 877.225.5654



  • National Jewish Health Main Campus
    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

  • Saint Joseph Hospital
    1835 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218

Patient Ratings

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Amount of time spent with you

Spoke using clear language

Includes you in decisions

Shows concerns for your questions

Explanation of problem/condition

Recommended to others



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National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
I have followup visits 2-3 times per year at NJH and I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Goldstein and the staff I interact with at NJH. This is by far the best medical facility where I've been a patient.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
Best Rheumatologist I've ever been too. I recommend her highly to family and friends.

National Jewish Health PatientDecember, 2016
Sometimes health discussions becomes more theoretical/rather than specific to me. *Dr. Goldstein is great to speak with but sometimes I feel as if I didn't phrase my concerns sharply enough to get a more definitive answer/explanation.

National Jewish Health PatientNovember, 2016
She is very good.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2016
Dr. Goldstein has always provided excellent care! She gives me her recommendations but allows me to make the final decisions - this is something that I greatly appreciate! She is a wonderful physician and I'm so glad that she's my doctor! Thanks Dr. Goldstein - you rock!

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2016
*Dr. Goldstein is the answer to my prayers to find someone who has extensive knowledge, is professional as well as compassionate, God found *Dr. Goldstein for me!

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2016
Great listening skills. Personable.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
I love *Dr. Goldstein! I feel like we are a team working towards the best health possible for me.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
*Dr. Goldstein is wonderful - a caring, well informed, genuine & compassionate dr.

National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
thank you Dr Goldstein for the excellent care that you give me!! i am blessed to have found you!!

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