Stephen Goldberg, M.D.
Having culled more than 20 years of experience working alongside Maryland’s Mental Health Community and being responsible for the provision of health services nationwide, Dr. Goldberg’s passion for providing mental health help for veterans was sparked in medical school and during his residency training. He chose clinical rotations at Veterans Administration hospitals in Colorado, Wyoming, and Maryland.
He would continue to cultivate efforts for veterans when he founded Correctional Mental Health Services, LLC (CMHS) in 2002. As its President and Chief Medical Officer, he developed an innovative, cost-effective approach to managing a correctional facility’s mentally ill populations, with a specialized focus on incarcerated veterans and training. His use of telepsychiatry in local detention centers was the first in the state of Maryland. Dr. Goldberg’s multidisciplinary management approach to mental health services became a standard of care throughout Maryland.
He was named President, Mental and Behavioral Health for Conmed Healthcare Management in 2007, following that company’s purchase of CMHS. There, he was mentored by Conmed’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, Dr. Richard Turner who himself was a veteran, and whose intrinsic sensitivity and dedication to veterans’ issues left an indelible mark on Dr. Goldberg. It would ultimately serve as another catalyst in the creation of Veteran Health Services years later.
Dr. Goldberg earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine, and his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Florida. He completed residency training at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine and his fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship program, where he continues to hold teaching appointments. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with added qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. As a recognized expert, Dr. Goldberg has presented at University and Hospital Grand Rounds around the country and has spoken at numerous state and national meetings about veteran issues, telepsychiatry, management of violence, and other mental health related issues.
He believes that widespread and exceptional mental health help for veterans is not only attainable, but is also an absolute necessity for this country and its heroes.
A rare combination of medical doctor/business executive/entrepreneur, Dr. Goldberg is now prepared to bring his vast experience from both the public and private sector and his history of working in local, state, and national health care systems all to bear on one of the most significant problems America’s veterans and their families face upon their return home…finding adequate mental and behavioral health, substance abuse, and trauma-related services, including appropriate and informed PTSD treatment, so that they can find a clear way to integrate back into their families and society following honorable completion of their service.
He will now spend the rest of his career “serving the well-deserved” and is asking for your support.
The Give 5 Drive is the fundraising initiative supporting Veteran Health Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing mental health services for veterans and their families. 100% of all proceeds from the Give 5 Drive as well as from all other sources go toward the development, launch, and operations of Veteran Health Services.