Joseph B. Gold, M.D.

Training and Education

Undergraduate: Williams College
Medical School: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Internship: Internal Medicine, Berkshire Medical Center
Residency:  Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: Georgetown University Medical Center, Corneal and External Eye Diseases


Dr. Gold graduated cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College in 1975. He received his M.D. at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in 1979. He served as an intern in Internal Medicine at Berkshire Medical Center from 1979-80. 

He then served as a resident in ophthalmology at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center from 1980-83. He was a fellow in corneal and external eye diseases at the Georgetown University Medical Center from 1983-84 and then stayed on the full-time academic faculty at the Center for Sight at Georgetown as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology on the cornea service from 1984-86. At Georgetown, he taught residents and fellows, served as the Anterior Segment Surgeon on the Eye Trauma Team, and published articles in leading eye journals and contributed chapters in books.

Dr. Gold practiced clinical ophthalmology privately from 1986-2000 in Hewlett, NY where he was Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Long Island Jewish Hospital Medical Center campus. Dr. Gold moved to the Berkshires in 2001 to begin his own private practice in Great Barrington, MA where he has since served for many years on the Medical Executive Committee and more recently as Chief of Surgery at Fairview Hospital. 

Dr. Gold was honored to receive the “Joy of Healing Award” from Fairview Hospital in 2010. His wife, Dr. Claudia Gold, is a pediatrician, infant mental health specialist and author.  Dr. Gold has three children and enjoys the outdoors and everything the Berkshires offers. He plays piano in a jazz quartet and performs in many local venues.

Dr Gold has recently retired from the practice of ophthalmology and is enjoying pursuit of new endeavors and hobbies.  He still retains close personal ties with our practice and serves as a source of wisdom to our staff and doctors.