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Medical Director,
Astute Doctor Education.

A leader in the field of physician-patient communication, Dr. Golden has dedicated much of his extensive career to educating physicians on how to make the most of their interactions with patients.

Dr. Golden is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine where he completed his M.D. and a residency in family medicine. Dr. Golden joined Kaiser Permanente (KP) in 1978 where he worked until his retirement in 2015. During his time at KP, Dr. Golden served in many senior roles including Education Chairman, Chief of Family Practice and Director of Service Quality.

Over the last 17 years, Dr. Andrew Golden has been responsible for developing curriculum and delivering communication skills training to thousands of KP physicians in southern California which has resulted in outstanding year-on-year communication performance scores. Based in San Diego, Dr. Golden continues to consult to KP and is now the Medical Director at Astute Doctor Education and The Patient Experience Group.