Don Goldenberg, MD, Recognized as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)




NEWTON, Mass. (November, 2009) – Don Goldenberg, MD, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Director of the Arthritis-Fibromyalgia Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, has been recognized as a Master of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), one of the highest honors the College bestows. The designation of Master is conferred to ACR members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and profession.

Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Goldenberg has been a member of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital medical staff since 1988. An internationally recognized expert on fibromyalgia and a national spokesman for the Arthritis Foundation, Dr. Goldenberg is a sought-after lecturer and has published two books on fibromyalgia and over 150 articles in scientific journals. He has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The New Yorker.

Dr. Goldenberg is Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, completed his internship at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center and fellowship in Rheumatology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

He resides in Newton with his wife Patty.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (PHCS), a nonprofit organization that includes acute care hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, The North Shore Medical Center, and specialty hospitals McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, and the community-based doctors and hospitals of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides a wide range of services, including medical, surgical, obstetrical, orthopaedic, neonatal, pediatric and psychiatric care. Newton-Wellesley has been serving its community for over a century. The medical staff of the Hospital includes nearly 1,000 physicians practicing a full range of specialties. NWH is a major teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and also has established post-graduate training programs for Harvard Medical School residents.

For more information about Newton-Wellesley Hospital, its physicians, programs and services, contact CareFinder at 617-243-6566 or log onto

Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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