Barbara L. Goldstein, MD, MMSc

Barbara L. Goldstein
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • 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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    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


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    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!!

    National Jewish Health PatientJune, 2016
    Dr Goldstein is excellent. Very friendly, open, highly intelligent and straight forward

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr. Goldstein is wonderful. Very thorough and checks everything. Doesn't miss any details. I appreciate that. I never feel rushed or that she doesn't have time for me. She is truly great.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Goldstein. She's a wonderful physician and I'm grateful to be in her care. She's conscientious, caring, and always very informed about my health issues.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    I couldn't be happier!

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr. Barbara Goldstein, an honorary airman & a true soldier on a mission to find a cure for auto immune diseases. please recognize & thank this wonderful physician for her hardwork & dedication to finding the cure.

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    Dr. Goldstein is awesome!

    National Jewish Health PatientMay, 2016
    My only issue was leaving with no idea of how my condition can be treated. I was told to go back to my primary. However, my primary is not at all skilled in treating fibromyalgia. I feel like I have nowhere to turn for help with this painful condition.

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