Bruce Goldberger, Ph.D.

Bruce A Goldberger, Ph.D.

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Biography

Dr. Bruce Goldberger is a Professor and the Chief of the Division of Forensic Medicine in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Goldberger holds a joint Professor position in the Department of Psychiatry Division of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Goldberger is the Medical Director of UF Health Pathology Laboratories Clinical Toxicology Laboratory, the Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, and the Program Director of the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System.

Dr. Goldberger is the Technical and Administrative Director of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory at the University of Florida which provides toxicological services to Medical Examiner Offices and State and local law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Florida. Dr. Goldberger has been qualified as an expert witness more than 350 times in Federal, State, Military and Canadian courts of law. Dr. Goldberger is an opioid consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention and is a member of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Emerging Threats Committee.

Dr. Goldberger received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Goldberger is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the AACC Academy.

Dr. Goldberger is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Analytical Toxicology. Dr. Goldberger is a past-President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, and the current President of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board. Dr. Goldberger has published numerous articles, reviews and chapters related to forensic toxicology and is co-editor of the Handbook of Workplace Drug Testing, 1st and 2nd editions, On-Site Drug Testing and Garriott’s Medicolegal Aspects of Alcohol, 6th Edition.

In recognition of his student research achievements in forensic toxicology, Dr. Goldberger was presented with the first annual Sunshine Award from the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 1988. In addition, he was the 1994 recipient of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award. In 2004, Dr. Goldberger was the recipient of The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists' Mid-career Achievement Award for Excellence in Forensic Toxicology. Dr. Goldberger also received the Alexander O. Gettler Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field and profession of forensic toxicology from the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in 2006, the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florida Association of Medical Examiners in 2008, and the Achievement in the Sciences Award from Drew University in 2012. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of alcohol- and drug-related traffic safety, Dr. Goldberger was the recipient of the National Safety Council’s 2017 Robert F. Borkenstein Award.

Education

Department of Pathology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
1993

Department of Pathology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
1985

B.A. - Zoology
Drew University
1982

Board Certifications

  • Forensic Toxicology

Honors and Awards

Richard Saferstein Memorial Award in Forensic Science
Northeastern University
2018

Robert F. Borkenstein Award
Alcohol - Drugs and Impairment Division - National Safety Council
2017

Achievement in the Sciences Award
Drew University
2012

Outstanding Achievement Award
Florida Association of Medical Examiners
2008

Alexander O. Gettler Award
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
2006

Mid-Career Achievement Award
The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
2004

Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award
American Association for Clinical Chemistry
1994

Toxicology Section Scholarship
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
1991

Irving Sunshine Award
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
1988

Educational Research Award
Society of Forensic Toxicologists
1986

Educational Research Award
Society of Forensic Toxicologists
1984