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Matthew L. Goldman

Medical Director for Comprehensive Crisis Services, San Francisco Department of Public Health

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Matthew L. Goldman, M.D., M.S., FAPA, is the medical director for comprehensive crisis services in the San Francisco Department of Public Health. He is a volunteer clinical assistant professor in the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Goldman is a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatry, a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Council on Advocacy and Government Relations, cochair of the Policy Advisory Group for the journal Psychiatric Services, and sits on the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Medical Director Institute. He is also a physician-scientist studying mental health, substance use crisis services, and suicide prevention. From 2018–2019 he was a policy fellow in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship. Goldman earned his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, his M.S. in health and medical sciences from the UC Berkeley–UCSF Joint Medical Program, and completed his residency and chief residency in psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, as well as the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at UCSF.