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Andrew P. Goldberg, MD

Academic Title:

Professor Emeritus

Primary Appointment:



660 W. Redwood Street, Howard Hall Room 115

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Education and Training


1961 - 1965      B.A.     Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts (BA Chemistry)

1965 - 1969      M.D.    State University of New York, Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY    


Post Graduate Education and Training

Internship (Medical)

1969 - 1970                  State University of New York, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Residency (Medical)

1972 - 1974                  New York University, Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York


1974 - 1977                 Metabolism/Endocrinology/Gerontology, NRSA

                                    University of Washington and VA Hospital, Seattle, Washington


Andrew P. Goldberg, MDis Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). He led the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Medicine and was Principal Investigator of the NIA-funded Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center and NIA training program in exercise, nutrition and metabolism in aging, and Co-Director of the UMSOM Center for Research on Aging and the NIDDK funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center from 1992 until he retired in 2015. He also founded and was director of the Baltimore VA Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and ACOS for Geriatrics from 1992 until 2014.

Dr. Goldberg conducts clinical and translational research examining the whole body, adipose and muscle mechanisms underlying the cardiometabolic effects of weight loss with and without aerobic exercise training on lipid and glucose metabolism and functional capacity in obese older people with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and those disabled by stroke or claudication.  The goals are to understand mechanisms of disease, and develop novel exercise rehabilitation and dietary interventions to transform health care practices to reduce risk for complications of chronic diseases and disability in older adults.

Dr. Goldberg has been continuously funded for 40 years as a PI on NIA and VA center grants and program projects, R01’s and VA Merit Awards, and has published 225 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.  He has extensive experience in research training, having mentored 45 pre- and post-doctoral fellows on T32 and T35 training grants and 25 junior faculty (20 on NIH/VA Career Development Awards) in translational exercise rehabilitation, nutrition and metabolism clinical research in aging. He is nationally recognized for his achievements in geriatrics by receipt of the 2008 Joseph T. Freeman Award from The Gerontological Society of America and the 2009 Master Teacher Award in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Aging, Exercise, Nutrition and Metabolism

Highlighted Publications

Prior SJ, Goldberg AP, Ortmeyer HK, Chin ER, Chen D, Blumenthal JB, Ryan AS. Increased Skeletal Muscle Capillarization Independently Enhances Insulin Sensitivity in Older Adults after Exercise Training and Detraining. Diabetes. 2015; 64(10):3386-95. 

Serra M, Ryan A, Sorkin J, Favors K, Goldberg A.  High Adipose LPL Activity and Adipocyte Hypertrophy Reduce Visceral Fat and Metabolic Risk in Obese, Older Women.  Obesity 2015 March ; 23(3): 602-7.

Halter J,  Musi N, Horne , Crandall J, Goldberg A, Harkless L, Hazzard W, Huang E, Kirkman MS, Plutzky J, Schmader K, Zieman S, High K.  Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults: Current Status and Future Directions.  Diabetes 2014 ;63:2578-2589.

Ryan AS, Ge S, Blumenthal JB, Serra MC, Prior SJ, Goldberg AP. Aerobic exercise and weight loss reduce vascular markers of inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity in obese women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Apr;62(4):607-14.

Ryan AS, Katzel LI, Prior SJ, McLenithan JC, Goldberg AP, Ortmeyer HK.  Aerobic Exercise Plus Weight Loss Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Increases Skeletal Muscle Glycogen Synthase Activity in Older Men.  J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013 July;69 (7):790-8.