Matthew Goldman, MD

Senior Evaluation Consultant, Clear Pathways

Matthew L. Goldman, MD, MS, FAPA, is the Medical Director for the King County Crisis Care Centers Levy Implementation Plan, a voter-approved initiative to create five crisis centers, new residential treatment facilities, and workforce development programs across Seattle/King County.

Before joining King County, Matt was the Medical Director for Comprehensive Crisis Services in the San Francisco Department of Public Health where he had direct clinical and administrative oversight of a crisis call center and adult and child mobile crisis teams, led planning for 988 implementation, and advised on the development of a new crisis stabilization unit.

Matt is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He serves as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatry and serves on the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s Medical Director Institute where he co-chairs a committee on crisis services. Matt is also a physician-scientist, with over 40 academic publications, three book chapters, and multiple presentations at national meetings.

Matt is currently studying mental health and substance use crisis services and suicide prevention in California, Arizona, Georgia, and Ohio, with grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (PI: R03) and others. From 2018-2019 he was a Policy Fellow in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship. He graduated from Pomona College and the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program and completed his residency and chief residency in psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute as well as the Public Psychiatry Fellowship at UCSF.

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