Dr. Bruce A. Goldberger
Dr. Goldberger is a Professor and Director of Toxicology in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He holds a joint Clinical Professor position in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine. Dr. Goldberger is also the Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine and Program Director for the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System. Previously, Dr. Goldberger was an Assistant Toxicologist and Laboratory Manager for the State of Maryland at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as well as a Toxicologist with the National Center for Forensic Science in Baltimore, Maryland.
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 Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT), certified as a Toxicological Chemist by the National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Dr. Goldberger has also been granted a license to practice Clinical Laboratory Science as a Clinical Laboratory Director by the State of Florida Department of Health.
At the University of Florida, Dr. Goldberger is the Technical and Administrative Director of the Forensic Toxicology Laboratory. The laboratory supports the Medical Examiner Offices in seven districts throughout the State of Florida. The approximate yearly caseload of the laboratory is about 3000. Dr. Goldberger's laboratory also provides analytical services for several governmental, academic, and private organizations. Dr. Goldberger has been qualified as an expert witness more than 180 times in forensic toxicology in Federal, State of Florida, Military and Canadian courts of law.
Dr. Goldberger has published numerous articles related to forensic toxicology and is co-editor of the Handbook of Workplace Drug Testing (AACC Press) and On-Site Drug Testing (Humana Press). Dr. Goldberger's studies in forensic toxicology have included the analysis of alcohol in breath and the measurement of therapeutic and abused drugs in biological tissues including alternative matrices such as hair, nails and vitreous humor. Dr. Goldberger's most significant contribution to the field of forensic toxicology was the identification and measurement of heroin and its metabolites in hair and other human tissue.
In recognition of his 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. Finally, Dr. Goldberger 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 AAFS in 2006.
Dr. Goldberger is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Analytical Toxicology and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Science Review. Dr. Goldberger is an active member of the AAFS and the Society of Forensic Toxicologists.
Dr. Goldberger has been featured on local, state and national radio, television and print media, ABC Good Morning America, ABC News 20/20, ABC Nightline, Dateline NBC, CNN (Lou Dobbs & Nancy Grace), MSNBC, Fox News (America's Newsroom), Court TV (Courtside), CBS' 48 Hours, the A&E and History Channels, ChannelOne and VH1.