Jill S. Goldman, MS, MPHIL

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Jill Goldman is a Professor of Genetic Counseling in Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She specializes in hereditary neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal degeneration, Parkinson’s disease, and Huntington’s disease. She is on the faculty of the Columbia University Master’s Program in Genetic Counseling. Additionally, she leads a support group for caregivers of people with frontotemporal dementia., She also created and coordinates “A Friend for Rachel”, a companionship program in which people with early to moderate dementia are paired with Columbia pre-medical students. Ms. Goldman has authored many papers and book chapters including: “Genetic counseling and testing for Alzheimer disease: joint practice guidelines of the American College of Medical Genetics and the National Society of Genetic Counselors” (Genet Med. 2011). She is the editor of the textbook: Genetic Counseling for Adult Neurogenetic Disease: A Casebook for Clinicians, Springer, 2015. Ms. Goldman is an emeritus member of the medical advisory council of the Association for Frontotemporal Dementia (AFTD), present member of the Board of Directors of the AFTD, member of The European Huntington Disease Network Genetics Working Group and the AAN Science Committee Neurogenetics Expert Review Advisory Panel and a Board of Directors member of the AFTD.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Genetic Counseling (in Neurology) at the Columbia University Medical Center


  • Female

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 1969 Biology, Goucher College
  • MPhil, 1971 Biology, Yale University
  • MS, 2000 Genetic Counseling, University of California, Berkeley

Honors & Awards

  • Board of Directors, Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
  • Board of Advisors, Bioethics Master’s Program, School of Professional Studies, Columbia University
  • Advisory Council for the Columbia University Genetic Counseling Program
  • Member of the AAN Science Committee Neurogenetics Expert Review Advisory Panel