Dr. Golden is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with board certifications in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has served as the President for the Florida Geriatrics Society. Dr. Golden is an active researcher with an interest in population health and the development of home- and community-based based models of care for frail older adults.

After completing residency, Dr. Golden completed fellowship training in geriatric medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine. After several years on faculty at the University of Miami, he became the Medical Director for Geriatrics at Medco Health Solutions Inc. (formerly Merck-Medco, LLC). In 2002, Dr. Golden moved to Orlando to serve as a staff physician and Assistant Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Orlando Regional Medical Center. In 2007, he returned to the University of Miami/VA medical center to serve as the clerkship director for the geriatric clerkship and an investigator in the Miami VA’s Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC).

In his role as the Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Orlando VA Medical Center, Dr. Golden provides care to older adult Veterans and has played a key role in the development of UCF’s Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Recent Publications

Golden AG, Gammonley D, Antoni C. A home-based palliative care consult service for Veterans. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2015; July 26, doi:10.1177/1049909115595497.

Golden AG, Silverman MA, Issenburg SB. Addressing the shortage of geriatricians: What medical educators can learn from the nurse practitioner model of training. Academic Medicine 2015; 90(9):1236-40.

Sheahan W, Martinez S, Golden AG. Case in Point: Testosterone replacement therapy…Playing catchup with patients. Federal Practitioner 2015;32(6)26-31.

Golden AG, Heller A, Silverman MA, Loyal M, Cendán JC. Potential Conflicting Interests for Surgeons in End-of-life Care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2014 Jul 28. pii: 1049909114543321.

Golden AG, Silverman MA, Wan TTH. Electronic Health Records …An Awkward Third Wheel. Southern Medical Journal. 2014 Jun;107(6):380.

Golden AG, Silverman MA, Wan TTH. Chapter 10 – Targeting Interventions and Populations Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action, JC Powers, Ed, New York, Springer, 2014.

Golden AG, Gammonley D, Hunt DA, Olsen E, Issenburg SB. The Attitudes of Graduate Health Care Students Toward Older Adults, Personal Aging, Health Care Reform, and Interprofessional Collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2014, 28(1):40-44.

Golden AG, Mintzer MJ, Silverman MA. Uncovering a “new” clinical niche for the geriatrician. Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2013;21(6):21-22.  

Golden AG, Ortiz J, Wan TT. Transitional Care:  Looking for the Right Shoes to Fit Older Adult Patients? Care Management Journals 2013; 14(2): 78-83.

Antoni C, Silverman MA, Nasr SZ, Mandi D, Golden AG. Providing support through life’s final chapter for those who made it home. Military Medicine 2012; 177(12): 1498-1501.

Golden A, Berry A, Cannarozzi M, Dangiolo M. UCF Medical Student Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2012. Available from:

Golden AG, Silverman MA, Mintzer MJ. Is geriatric medicine terminally ill? Annals of Internal Medicine 2012; 156: 654-656.

Golden AG, Roos BA, Silverman MA, Wan TTH. The challenges measuring the effectiveness of a statewide Medicaid long-term care managed care program: the Florida experience. International Journal of Public Policy 2012; 8: 43-52.

Golden AG, Martin S, da Silva M, Roos BA. Care management and the transition of older adults from a skilled nursing facility back into the community. Care Management Journals. 2011; 12(2): 54-9.

Golden AG, Qiu D, Roos BA. Medication assessments by care managers reveal potential safety issues in homebound older adults. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2011; 45(4): 492-498.

Golden AG, Troen B. Biology of aging. In: Case-Based Geriatrics. VA Hirth, D Wieland, Dever-Bumba M, Eds. New York: McGraw Hill, 2011.

Golden AG, Tewary S, Qadri S, Zaw K, Ruiz JG, Roos BA. The positive attitudes and perceptions of care managers about advance directives. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2011;28:98–101.

Dang S, Golden AG, Cheung HS, Roos BA. Telemedicine applications in geriatrics. In: JC Brocklehurst Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7th ed. HM Fillit, K Rockwood, K Woodhouse, Eds, London: Churchill Livingstone, pp 1064–1069, 2010.

Golden AG, Ma Q, Nair V, Florez HJ, Roos BA. Risk of fracture with centrally acting muscle relaxants: an analysis of a national Medicare Advantage claims database. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2010;44:1369-1375.

Golden AG, van Zuilen MH, Mintzer MJ, Issenberg SB, Silverman MA, Roos BA. A fourth-year medical school clerkship that addressed negative attitudes toward geriatric medicine. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2010;58:746–750.

Golden AG, Tewary S, Dang S, Roos BA. Care management’s challenges and opportunities to reduce the rapid rehospitalization of frail community-dwelling older adults. The Gerontologist (The Forum) 2010;50:451-458.

Golden AG, Roos BA, Silverman MA, Beers MH. Home and community-based Medicaid options for dependent older Floridians. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2010;58;571–576.

Shulman N, Silverman MA, Golden AG. The Real Truth About Aging: A Survival Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 422 pp, 2009.


Education & Specialties

  • B.S., Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Fellow, Geriatric Medicine, Jackson Memorial Medical Center/University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
  • M.B.A., The Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova-Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida


  • Internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Population Health

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