Full Name: Harold A. Goldstein
Date of Death: Friday, April 1, 2022
Dr. Harold (“Hank”) A. Goldstein, of Randolph, NJ, a physician, biomedical engineer, and inventor passed away on April 1, 2022, at age 74, from pancreatic cancer. Dr. Goldstein is survived by his devoted wife Beth Goldstein and his two loving children Abby Goldstein and Andrew Goldstein. He also is survived by his sister Ellen (Jerry) Zollenberg, his brother-in-law Robert Wilansky (partner Linda Perlman), nephews Michael (Lisa) Zollenberg, David (Chrissy) Zollenberg, Daniel (Roxanne Momeni), and nieces Jaquelyn Wilansky (Michael Hart), Alexa Wilansky, and Elise Wilansky. In addition, Dr. Goldstein leaves great nieces, a great nephew, and many close friends. All of his surviving family and friends will greatly miss his support as a trusted advisor as well as his caring nature and offbeat humor.
Dr. Goldstein worked in the pharmaceutical industry and academia throughout his professional career. In 1985, he joined Berlex Laboratories (now Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals) and served in various leadership positions in Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Research and Development, Portfolio Management, and Medical Affairs. In 2011, Dr. Goldstein retired from Bayer as Vice President, U.S. Medical Affairs-Diagnostic Imaging. Prior to joining Bayer, Dr. Goldstein had been on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University. Dr. Goldstein also was Director of Nuclear Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital.
After retirement, Dr. Goldstein established and ran a successful biomedical consulting firm. In addition, he invented and received patents for a regenerative power capture system for moving walkways and had other inventions under development prior to his death.
Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1947, Dr. Goldstein received a B.S. and a M.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina. He took post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at the Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center. He also was a Clinical Fellow in Nuclear Medicine at the Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine operated by Harvard Medical School and hospitals in the Boston area. Dr. Goldstein was board certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.
The family would particularly like to thank his medical school classmates, Dr. James Hall and Dr. Edith Miller, for their kind and professional guidance during Dr. Goldstein’s illness as well as the many other family members and friends who provided caring support.
Contributions in Dr. Goldstein’s name may be made to the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation, to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or to a charity of your choice.