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Richard Goldberg, Ed.D.

Where I Provide Care

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston

300 1st Avenue, Charlestown MA 02129
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Dr. Goldberg is a senior clinical psychologist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.  As an integral part of his work at the hospital, he teaches widely at local, regional, and international conferences on psychology and physical medicine and rehabilitation.  In 2013 he was given the Partners Health Care in Excellence Individual Award in recognition of outstanding performance and commitment to excellence. He has published 69 scientific papers and two books on the psychological aspects of physical disabilities. Of special significance, he is the author of The Making of Franklin D. Roosevelt: Triumph Over Disability,  widely cited in the literature on polio and rehabilitation.  A forthcoming publication on the psychiatric care of the medical patient will include a chapter on Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, to be published by Oxford University Press, and coauthored with three rehabilitation physicians.

Clinical & Research Interests
Evaluation of chronic severe disabilities; vocational development of physical disabilities; chronic pain?Stroke; Traumatic brain injury; Amputation; Psychological aspects of chronic physical disability?

Education & Training

Medical Education
Boston University



View my most recent publications at PubMed

Winer , J.D., Pesikoff, R.B., Goldberg, R.T.  Proving Mental and Emotional Injuries, James Publishing Co., Costa Mesa, California, 2005

Goldberg,R.T., Goldstein, R.  A comparison of chronic pain patients and controls on traumatic events in childhood, in Disability and Rehabilitation, 2000,22:756-273

Goldberg,R.T., Hillberg,R.,et al. Evaluation of patients with severe pulmonary disease before and after rehabilitation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 2004, 26:641-648