Julian Goldman, M.D., FASA

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Instructor in Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Assistant In Anesthesia
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director, Biomedical Engineering
Mass General Brigham
MD SUNY at New York City (Downstate) 1985
biomedical technology; closed-loop control; cybersecurity; equipment safety; interoperability; medical device informatics; medical device standards; monitoring physiologic; pulse oximetry; regulatory science; smart and autonomous medical systems


  • Medical device interoperability to build smarter and safer clinical environments
  • Development of medical device safety and performance standards
  • Development of apps, platforms, and device requirements for Smart and Autonomous Medical Systems (SaAMS)

My research group, the Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Interoperability & Cybersecurity Program founded in 2004, is advancing medical device interoperability and creating an ecosystem of apps, sensors, actuators, and platforms to enable the development of real-time medical apps for diagnosis, treatment, research, safety and quality improvements, and "black box" data recording. Our team develops sharable software tools and applications that enable a community of researchers and manufacturers to implement interoperable medical device systems with a focus on improving patient safety.

The MD PnP lab in Cambridge provides a "virtual hospital" setting with patient simulators and advanced networking infrastructure to develop and prototype solutions prior to clinical deployment.

We work closely with the FDA (through a Research Collaboration Agreement), DoD (through a CRADA), manufacturers, and other groups to align clinical, research, business, policy, and regulatory needs. The new Smart and Autonomous Medical Systems (SaAMS) Collaborative Community is addressing challenging medical technology needs that no single manufacturer or other entity may be able to accomplish alone. 

In addition, our team is involved with the development of international standards for anesthesia and respiratory care equipment, interoperability, cybersecurity, and physiologic closed-loop control (PCLC).

These synergistic activities provide diverse opportunities for residents and fellows to contribute to creating healthcare environments of the future.