Dr. Robert Goldman was appointed to serve as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition. Dr. Goldman is a 7th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and 7th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. He is also a Chinese weapons expert, a world champion athlete with over 20 world strength records, and has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. Some of his past performance records include 13,500 consecutive straight leg sit-ups and 321 consecutive handstand pushups.
Dr. Goldman was an All-College athlete in four sports, a three time winner of the John F. Kennedy Physical Fitness Award, was voted Athlete of the Year, and was the recipient of the Champions Award. He was inducted into the World Hall of Fame of Physical Fitness, as well as inducted into numerous Martial Arts Halls of Fame in North America, Europe, South America and Asia.
Goldman founded the International Sports Hall of Fame, recognizing the world’s greatest sports legends. The International Sports Hall of Fame holds ceremonies annually at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival. Dr. Goldman was the 2018 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Arnold Schwarzenegger, former governor of California.
Dr. Goldman holds two physician and surgeon medical degrees and two medical doctorates. He has served as a Senior Fellow at the Lincoln Filene Center at Tufts University, and as an affiliate at the Philosophy of Education Research Center, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. Goldman also holds Visiting Professorship status at numerous medical universities around the world.
Dr. Goldman co-founded and served as Chairman of the Board of Life Science Holdings, Inc., and Organ Inc., biomedical research and development companies which had over 150 medical patents under development in the areas of brain resuscitation, trauma and emergency medicine, organ transplant, and blood preservation technologies. These led to the formation of Organ Recovery Systems, Inc., and then Lifeline Scientific, Inc., a public company which became a world leader in organ preservation and transport. He has overseen cooperative research agreement development programs in conjunction with the American National Red Cross, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Dr. Goldman is the recipient of the Gold Medal for Science, the Grand Prize for Medicine, the Humanitarian Award, and the Business Development Award. Dr. Goldman has also been honored by Ministers of Sports and health officials of numerous nations. The President of the International Olympic Committee awarded Dr. Goldman the International Olympic Committee Tribute Diploma for contributions to the development of sport and Olympism. Dr. Goldman was also awarded the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Medicine & Science and the 2017 Martial Arts Masters Cup.
Dr. Goldman has served as Chairman of the International Medical Commission for over 30 years, overseeing Sports Medicine Committees in over 194 nations. He is Chairman of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) and National Physique Committee (NPC) Medical Commissions. Dr. Goldman also served as Chairman of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU/USA) Sports Medicine Council, which oversaw several million amateur athletes. He is founder and international President Emeritus of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the premier fitness certification organization, coined the term Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), and wrote the first certification exam ever done for that profession.
He has served as a Special Advisor to the President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports and Board Member Emeritus for the U.S. Sports Academy as well as Chairman of their Board of Visitors. The U.S. Sports Academy is the number one sports academy worldwide. Dr. Goldman is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) with outreach to over 120 nations. A4M is the world's largest preventative medicine and medical conference/exposition organization that has trained over 100,000 medical specialists since 1992. Dr. Goldman co-developed the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP) Board Certifications, as well as the American College of Sports Medicine Professionals certificate exams and has overseen Post Doctoral Medical Education programs for the last 25 years. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine and a Co-Founder of the Tarsus Medical Group, which comprises a family of medical conferences and exposition divisions.
Dr. Goldman donates 80% of his time in charitable pursuits around the world, supporting sports, fitness and medical education for the sports and medical communities worldwide, visiting dozens of nations with a focus on youth mentorship.