New director of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science named

Mark P. Goldberg, MD, currently a professor of neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, will join UT Health San Antonio as director of the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science, assistant vice president for translational research and principal investigator clinical and translational science awards (CTSA) program, effective Feb. 15.

Mark P. Goldberg, MD

Dr. Goldberg will also be appointed professor in the Department of Neurology with a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine.

The announcement was made by Robert Hromas, MD, FACP, dean of the Long School of Medicine.

Dr. Hromas praised Dr. Goldberg, a vascular neurologist, as an “innovative national leader in translational medicine” and a “superb team builder.”

Before moving to Dallas, Dr. Goldberg was professor of neurology, neurobiology and biomedical engineering at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he was founding director of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders and led the National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Translational Neuroscience.

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Goldberg guided the formation of the Perot Family Neuroscience Translational Research Center, Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair, Haggerty Center for Research on Brain Injury and Repair in Stroke, Neuroscience Nursing Research Center, Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Disorders and multiple laboratory research cores. He is a co-founder and executive committee member of the statewide Lone Star Stroke Consortium.

Dr. Goldberg is a fellow of both the American Neurological Association and the American Heart Association.

Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree from Columbia University after graduating from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree with honors in biology. He completed his neurology residency at Stanford University, where he was also a postdoctoral research fellow.

He is moving from Dallas with his wife, Maria, an oncology and geriatrics nurse, and two children attending college virtually.

Dr. Goldberg succeeds Robert Clark, MD, MACP, who is transitioning to part-time status.

“On behalf of the faculty, staff, residents, and administration, I extend my sincere thanks to Dr. Robert Clark for his superb leadership,” Dr. Hromas said. “His tenure as director culminated with the successful renewal of the CTSA grant in 2020, leaving a wonderful foundation for continued growth and scientific impact.”

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