Spotlight on Natural Sciences Alumni: Daniel Goldstein

goldsteinName:  Daniel J. Goldstein, M.D.

UR Major:  Biology

Other UR Majors/Minors: Music

Additional Education: M.D. from SUNY Upstate Medical University

Current City, State of Residence: Cleveland, OH

Job Title: Anesthesiology Resident

Employer: University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Family: Wife: Amanda (Perlman) Goldstein, B.A., B.S.N from the University of Rochester

The U of R biology department laid the foundation for my current career in anesthesiology. Starting day one, the individual attention that the professors provided allowed me to explore all reaches of biology. From participating in research, to becoming the head-teaching assistant for the introductory biology course, I was able to confirm and develop my passion for medicine. More interestingly, the biology department allowed me to investigate my passion for classical piano at the Eastman School of Music.  Piece of advice – explore your passions outside your major. There is nothing that graduate schools or the job world love more than a well-rounded applicant.