Mark S. Gold, M.D. is a world renowned expert on addiction-related diseases and has worked for over 40 years to develop models for understanding the effects of tobacco, cocaine, and other drugs, as well as food, on the brain and behavior. Today, Dr. Gold serves as Chairman of RiverMend Health’s Scientific Advisory Boards.
“Since Dr. Mark Gold’s career in translational research began in the early 1970s, his work has laid the foundation for others who followed in addiction research.”
American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2015
Dr. Gold is recognized as a leading expert on addictions, overeating, and intervention risk-benefits and has been called “a prominent addiction researcher” by The Wall Street Journal.
Mark S. Gold, M.D. is the most prolific and brilliant of the addiction experts writing today. Dr. Gold has spent his career trying to bridge the gap in medical education and practice with the belief that addictions are diseases and that all physicians have a critical role in prevention and, if that fails, in early identification and prompt treatment.
Dr. Gold is widely recognized as a leading expert on addictions, overeating, intervention and risk-benefits and treatment. He has been described as a national leader, pioneer, distinguished researcher and expert for many decades.
Mark Gold has dedicated his distinguished medical career to the study of the brain and addiction, from tobacco to opiates to food, revealing many new understandings and treatments for addicts.
Ideas accepted as fact today, such as the notion that cocaine is addictive, are common knowledge largely because Gold has proven them.