Julian Goldman, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Anes. Research - Monthly, Research Institute
Instructor in Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Assistant In Anesthesia
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director, Biomedical Engineering
Partners HealthCare
MD SUNY at New York City (Downstate) 1985
biomedical technology; closed-loop control; cybersecurity; equipment safety; interoperability; monitoring physiologic; pulse oximetry; regulatory science; technology assessment biomedical


  • Medical device interoperability to build smarter and safer clinical environments
  • Development of medical device safety and performance standards
  • Foundational requirements for the deployment of apps for advanced clinical capabilities such as smart alarms, safety interlocks, and closed-loop control

My research group, the Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Interoperability & Cybersecurity Program founded in meeting 2004, is advancing medical device interoperability to enable the creation of complete and accurate electronic health records and the cost-effective development of innovative medical apps for diagnosis, treatment, research, safety and quality improvements, equipment management, and adverse event detection and reporting. Our team is working to develop sharable software tools and applications that will enable a broader community of researchers and manufacturers to implement medical device interoperability with a focus on improving patient safety.

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

We work closely with the FDA (through a Research Collaboration Agreement), DoD, manufacturers, and other groups to align clinical, research, business, policy, and regulatory needs. In addition our team is involved with the development of international standards for anesthesia and respiratory care equipment, interoperability, cybersecurity, and closed-loop control.

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


Medical Device "Plug and Play" Interoperability Program Publications
Medical Device "Plug-and-Play" Interoperability Program

65 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139