Paul Golden: Physician Bio

Physician Bio: Paul Golden M.D.

Paul Golden was born in Washington, D.C. in 1948.  His parents were born in America but both sets of grandparents were born in Eastern Europe. His father worked for the government so he spent his formative years in Washington D.C.

After graduating from the Horace Mann School for Boys in New York City in 1966, Paul went on to Yale, graduating Magna Cum Laude with Special Achievements in Biology in 1970. He did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco.

After two more years in fellowship in nephrology Paul went out in the world to practice  joining  the first nephrologist in Modesto. The population in 1979 was eighty thousand and is now two-hundred twenty-thousand.  The County of Stanislaus has doubled to 500,000.  To service this demand there are now twelve nephrologists.

Paul is married to Sue, his rock, and has two grown children Tina and Thomas, now 34 and 30 and three granddaughters. Since retirement he has written “An Insider’s View of Bipolar Disease: How to Recognize the Symptoms, Understand the Treatments and Solve the Challenges to Life, Relationships and Career” with the invaluable help of Gail Woodard of Dudley Court Press.  A memoir, “Bipolar MD: My Life As a Physician with Bipolar Disorder” will be coming out subsequently.