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Robert L. Goldstone, M.D., FACE, FLMI, is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Pacific Life Insurance Company and its insurance subsidiary, Pacific Life & Annuity Co. In this position, Dr. Goldstone directs all medical related individual and group life insurance issues, and oversees group health utilization management and claims review.

A prolific writer and speaker, Dr. Goldstone also serves as associate editor for the Journal of Insurance Medicine, writes a monthly column, "Impaired Risk Review" for Broker World Magazine and also writes an internal newsletter on medicine and underwriting called ACCESS. In 1990, Dr. Goldstone was honored as the first recipient of the W. John Elder Award for Insurance Medicine Journalism Excellence.

Dr. Goldstone has extensive brokerage and life insurance experience. Prior to joining Pacific Life in 1990, he served as Medical Director for MetLife Brokerage (1988-1990) and Transamerica-Occidental (1987-1988).     

Endocrinology is Dr. Goldstone's medical specialty. From 1982-87, he directed the endocrinology department of the Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Panorama City, California where he organized the Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic and established the Special Obstetrics Clinic, a multi-disciplinary project specializing in high risk obstetrics. He has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Section of Endocrinology since 1983, and as a Clinical Instructor from 1980 to 1983. In May 1996 Dr. Goldstone was elected Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology.

Dr. Goldstone served a Fellowship at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center from 1980 to 1982 and completed his residency at Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York.

Dr. Goldstone is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Insurance Medicine and the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a member of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the American Council of Life Insurance.