40 Under 40: Joshua Goldman, M.D., Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgeon and Assistant Professor, UNLV School of Medicine

Josh Goldman

Dr. Joshua Goldman committed to becoming a physician at just 7 years old. Having an artistic slant to a deeply scientific mind, he found his calling in plastic and reconstructive surgery—going a step further and obtaining unique subspecialty training in advanced reconstructive techniques. He wanted to serve patients who had lost hope for successful reconstruction.

Goldman launched into his first two years of practice, performing multiple surgical procedures in advanced breast reconstruction and extremity salvage that were the first of their kind in Nevada. He also obtained $60,000 in competitive grants to raise breast reconstruction awareness and address lower extremity disease with innovative technologies.

Changing patients’ lives is just the start for Goldman. He is equally determined to pass his passion for patient care to the future of medicine through training medical students and residents. He also regularly attends breast cancer support groups at The Caring Place and is a member of its honorary advisory board.