Brian D. Golden, MD

  • Specialty: Rheumatology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-7400

About Me

I had two major role models—both physicians—along the road to becoming a rheumatologist.

The first was my grandfather, who was certified in both neurology and psychiatry. He was an “old school” doctor. As a young man, I enjoyed speaking with him about the way he cared for patients and his empathic and humanistic approach to medicine. I believe I have succeeded in emulating these qualities in my own practice, to this day.

My other role model was one of my rheumatology professors in medical school and residency. A brilliant and eminent rheumatologist, he led by example and loved teaching. His enthusiasm for the field inspired me to pursue rheumatology.

I was fascinated by the conditions we learned about—conditions I now help patients manage—because they affect different parts of the body, and their symptoms can sometimes be camouflaged. These include autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and vasculitis, which are typically characterized by inflammation.

Everyday I bring the enthusiasm and knowledge I have gained from my role models to my care of patients. I am open and transparent about my thought process, diagnosis, and treatment, and I think my patients appreciate that I am very approachable and aim to develop respect and trust in our interactions.

Conditions and Treatments

rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis, joint pain, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, metabolic bone disease, rheumatism, gout, autoimmune disease, connective tissue disease, lupus erythematosus
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  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Rheumatology), 1996
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Rheumatology, 1996
  • Residency, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1994
  • MD from Mount Sinai School Of Medicine, 1991

Locations and Appointments

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • GHI
    • GHI CBP
  • HIP
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicare
    • HIP POS
  • HealthSmart
    • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Hotel Trades
    • Hotel Trades
    • Independent Care System New York
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicaid
    • NY Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare
  • MultiPlan/PHCS
    • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NYS
    • NYS Empire Plan
  • Oscar
    • Oscar
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Medicare
  • PHP
    • PHP
  • Tricare
    • Tricare
  • UHC
    • UnitedHealthcare Core and Charter
    • UnitedHealthcare EPO
    • UnitedHealthcare HMO
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
    • UnitedHealthcare POS
    • UnitedHealthcare PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • UPN
    • UPN Elite
  • Village Caremax
    • Village Caremax
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333 East 38th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016

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New York, NY 10022

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My Research


  • Bilateral fractures of the medial malleoli without a history of trauma

    Looze, Christopher A; Golden, Brian; Egol, Kenneth A Looze, Christopher A; Golden, Brian; Egol, Kenneth A
    American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, NJ). 2009 May . 38 (5): 237-240

  • Rheumatic manifestations of current pharmacopeia

    Brenner J; Solitar BM; Golden BD Brenner J; Solitar BM; Golden BD
    Current rheumatology reports. 2000 Apr . 2 (2): 151-155

  • Expression of SS-A/Ro and SS-B/La antigens in skin biopsy specimens of patients with photosensitive forms of lupus erythematosus

    Ioannides D; Golden BD; Buyon JP; Bystryn JC Ioannides D; Golden BD; Buyon JP; Bystryn JC
    Archives of dermatology (1960). 2000 Mar . 136 (3): 340-346

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