Richard S Goldman MD was born in Buffalo, New York. He was an undergraduate at Syracuse University and attended SUNY-AB School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency training and Nephrology fellowship at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He joined the faculty of the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics as a Nephrologist in 1977. He was the director of dialysis at the University of New Mexico Hospital from 1977 to 1981.
He joined Renal Medicine Associates in 1981 and helped to develop the Presbyterian Transplant Program in 1983. He also was the medical director of home dialysis and several dialysis centers in the Albuquerque area. He retired from full Nephrology practice in 2001, but continues to see people with chronic kidney disease in the out patient setting.
Since 2001, he has served on ESRD Network #15’s Board of Directors and currently is the board chair of Networks 15 and 17. He has served on the Renal Physicians Association board of directors and was RPA’s chair of its quality, safety and accountability committee under five consecutive RPA presidents. He served on The Forum of ESRD Networks board of directors for approximately 12 years, eight years of which he was an officer including board president. He remains an active board member of The American Association of Kidney Patients. He is also a member of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, and American Society of Nephrology.