Dr. Brian Goldman is one of Canada’s most trusted voices in medicine — a doctor who thinks like a patient. He makes complex medical issues digestible for audiences on radio, television and on the speaking circuit. He personalizes medicine and the human frailties of his profession.
Goldman has worked as a health reporter for The National, CBC Television’s flagship news program, and for CBC-TV’s The Health Show. As well, he served as senior production executive during the launch year of Discovery Health Channel, Canada’s only 24-hour channel devoted to health programming.
His CBC Radio show, the “house doctor”, is syndicated in 20 markets across Canada. Goldman hosts CBC Radio One’s White Coat, Black Art, where he takes listeners behind the scenes of medical offices. He discusses health care topics ranging from queue-jumping to confronting medical errors and dealing with them. He is not afraid to address tough or controversial issues head-on in a comprehensive way. He is also unafraid to use his own medical mistakes for examples on how doctors can improve.
In the trenches for more than 20 years, Goldman is a respected emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He has written two books, The Night Shift – Real Life in the Heart of the ER and The Secret Language of Doctors.