Dr. Howard R. Goldstein ’74 Memorial Humanitarian Scholarship

Howard R. Goldstein, MD

Howard R. Goldstein, MD.

Howard R. Goldstein, MD, aspired to a career in medicine from a young age. After finishing medical school at the University at Buffalo, he completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and practiced pediatric and adult urology for 26 years in New Jersey. Those who knew Goldstein remember him as a physician who often made house calls for neighbors, and who made special efforts to help others. Besides his family and friends, patients were the most important people in Goldstein’s life. This scholarship, established by Goldstein’s wife and two friends from his UB graduating class, commemorates his contributions to medicine and his humanitarian character.

This annual award honors fourth-year medical students who demonstrate a humanitarian spirit and dedication to the welfare of others. 

Past recipients have engaged in varied activities that demonstrate compassion for others, including:

  • volunteering at a hospital in rural Uganda
  • working with Habitat for Humanity and organizing volunteer opportunities for the medical school and other health sciences schools
  • participating in Gold Humanism Honor Society activities that served community needs

Award Amount



Fourth-year medical students

Selection Process

David A. Milling, MD, senior associate dean for student and academic affairs — along with a team in the Office of Medical Education — select the award recipient.

There is no formal application process.

Award Presentation

We will announce the awardee at UB’s annual Gold Humanism Honor Society induction ceremony.

Contact Information

If you have questions about the Dr. Howard R. Goldstein ’74 Memorial Humanitarian Scholarship, please contact:

Milling, David

David Milling, MD

Associate Professor

955 Main Street Room 1201 Buffalo, NY 14203-1121

Phone: 716-829-2802; Fax: 716-829-2798

Email: dmilling@buffalo.edu