UW Medical Foundation Board of Directors: Robert N. Golden, MD

Robert N. Golden, MD, UW Medical Foundation Board MemberDr. Golden is Board Chair and began his tenure as Dean of UW School of Medicine and Public Health on July 1, 2006.


Previously, he served as vice dean of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, acting as the school's chief operating officer. He has also served as chair of the UNC department of psychiatry.


Dr. Golden earned a bachelor's degree at Yale University and his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at UNC and a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health.


His research focused on the biology and pharmacology of mood disorders. His teaching activities revolved around the neurobiology and treatment of depression; his clinical practice concentrated on providing second opinions for physicians with patients who have severe and difficult to treat depression.