Joshua Goldman, MD
Plastic Surgery

Doctor Plastic

Dr. Goldman is originally from San Antonio, TX. He attended Stanford University, where he majored in biological sciences and minored in philosophy with a focus on medical ethics. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and completed his residency training at University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Medicine. He went on to complete subspecialty fellowship training in the nation’s first program for Integrated Cranimaxillofacial and Microsurgical Reconstruction. Dr. Goldman has a particular interest in the care of adult and pediatric patients requiring complex reconstruction of all types (oncologic, trauma, congenital), medical education, healthcare ethics, regenerative medicine, and the intersections of reconstruction and aesthetic surgery. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, writing, hiking, music and film.

Dr. Goldman graduated with Honors from Stanford University after completing an undergraduate honors thesis in cancer and immunology. In medical school, Dr. Goldman was elected as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society for exemplary academic performance and Gold Humanism Honor Society for dedication to humanistic care. He was further recognized nationally by the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation with the Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship and the Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award. As a resident at Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, Dr. Goldman won resident-teaching awards and presented locally, regionally, and nationally on a variety of research topics relevant to reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. His research efforts have resulted in several awards and publications. He continued his work during fellowship with research on social media use, medical education, complex H&N reconstruction, regenerative translational surgical care, pediatric microsurgery, and breast microsurgery. He continues to be highly involved in organized medicine, having served on the joint AMA/American College of Surgeons (ACS) Surgical Caucus Executive Committee, multiple subspecialty organizations, and recently being named the 2019 ACS International Scholar (acting as ambassador to the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland). In addition to his clinical fellowship training, he completed a Harvard Catalyst Program in Translational Research and the Doximity Authors Program. He has published articles in Doximity, KevinMD, and the ACS Bulletin on the subjects of physician wellness, patient care, medical education, and plastic surgery-related topics.

Dr. Goldman began gymnastics at age two in Mommy-and-Me classes and was nationally competitive by seven years-old. Prior to medical school, Dr. Goldman was a Stanford University Varsity Gymnast, competing all four years as an NCAA Division I gymnast. He competed on floor exercise, rings, vault, and high-bar, and was recognized as Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Academic All-Conference and an NCAA All-American Scholar-Athlete. He attributes his disciplined work ethic and time-management to his early athletic exposure.

He also attended NISD Health Careers High School, in San Antonio, Texas, a healthcare-focused magnet high school. There, he competed nationally in the Health Occupations Students of America Bowl. His team placed 4th at the national competition in his junior year and went on to become national champions during senior year. The experience is one of the many reasons Dr. Goldman is dedicated to academic medicine and teaching the future generation of healthcare providers.

Dr. Goldman received top-level education at UNLV as an Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Resident, trained in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. After residency, he continued his education in Michigan with an Integrated Craniomaxillofacial & Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship. The unique program afforded him training in advanced techniques in Head & Neck Microsurgery, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Craniofacial Reconstruction, Breast Microsurgical Reconstruction, Moh’s Reconstruction, Facial Aesthetic Surgery and Rhinoplasty, Lymphedema Surgery, and Extremity Salvage. He completed elective training in Gender Affirming Surgery in Belgium under some of the world’s foremost experts. During fellowship, he held a faculty appointment as a Clinical Instructor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and was responsible for training and overseeing medical students, plastic and reconstructive surgery residents from several programs, and oral and maxillofacial surgery residents.

Dr. Goldman enjoys spending time outdoors with his baby boy (named after an indie, folk rock band) and his wife, who is an orthopedic surgeon completing an orthopedic trauma fellowship. Dr. Goldman joined UNLV Faculty because he loves teaching and hopes to direct the future of healthcare through education, research, organized medicine, and individualized, patient-centered care. He is an avid reader and writes in his spare time (healthcare editorial and fiction). He loves finding beauty in the world and in music, classic and contemporary film, and art. You can follow him on Instagram @GoldStandardPlasticSurgery.