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A native New Yorker, Dr. Goldstein is Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and Director of the R.M. Alden Research Laboratory, Santa Monica, CA. He trained in Infectious Diseases at the VA Wadsworth-UCLA Medical Center under Drs. Sydney M. Finegold, Vera Sutter, PhD and Dr. William Hewitt. Consequently, a major focus of his clinical and research activities has involved anaerobic bacteria and their infections. For thirty years, he has pursued his interest in human and animal bite wounds, and has published seminal studies defining their bacteriology, both aerobic and anaerobic as well as their clinical presentations, complications and therapy. Along with Diane M. Citron, Associate Director of the R.M. Alden Research Laboratory, they have pursued many clinical and laboratory research interests including the aerobic and anaerobic bacteriology of intra-abdominal infections, diabetic foot infections, in vitro susceptibility of fastidious and anaerobic bacteria to new antimicrobial agents. Collaborating with colleagues at The University of Aachen, Leipzig University, the University of Wales, Michigan State University, they have studied pathogenicity factors in Bacteroides fragilis, molecular characteristics of unusual isolates leading to the description of several new genera and species, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of new agents. He has published over 300 articles and book chapters.