Larry B. Goldstein, MD

Chair, Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

Clinical interests

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Stroke

Larry B. Goldstein, MD

Chair, Department of Neurology
Co-Director, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute


Dr. Larry B. Goldstein is the Ruth L. Works Professor, the Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a research fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Duke University. An internationally known expert, Goldstein focuses on stroke-related clinical care, research and education. He has received numerous teaching and other professional awards and served in leadership positions in regional and national organizations focused on neurology, stroke and related disorders.

Personal statement

My focus for the last 30 years has been on stroke, stroke prevention, stroke treatment and post-stroke recovery. One of the things that we're doing here at UK is, as the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute evolves, we're bringing together our clinicians, our clinical investigators and our basic translational researchers to advance stroke care.

Faculty rank

Ruth L. Works Professor


Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Neurology, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Research, Vascular Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Vascular Neurology


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  1. Lichtman JH, Leifheit-Limson EC, Jones SB, Wang Y, Goldstein LB.
    Average Temperature, Diurnal Temperature Variation, and Stroke Hospitalizations.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Jun;25(6):1489-94.
  2. Chang TE, Lichtman JH, Goldstein LB, George MG.
    Accuracy of ICD-9-CM Codes by Hospital Characteristics and Stroke Severity: Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program.
    J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Jun;5(6).
  3. Goldstein LB.
    Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis: Evidence-Based Opinion.
    JAMA Intern Med. 2016 May 1;176(5):633-4.
  4. Goldstein LB, Nederkoorn PJ.
    Statins and poststroke intracerebral hemorrhage: Concern but increasing reassurance.
    Neurology. 2016 Apr 26;86(17):1570-1.
  5. Guhwe M, Utley-Smith Q, Blessing R, Goldstein LB.
    Routine 24-Hour Computed Tomography Brain Scan is not useful in stable patients Post Intravenous Tissue Plasminogen Activator.
    J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Mar;25(3):540-2.