David Goldberg was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with degrees of BSc, PhD and MD, and was awarded Fellowships in the Royal Society of Chemistry (1972), Royal College of Pathologists (1979) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (1987). He came to Canada in 1975 as Head of Biochemistry at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and as Professor, and later Chair, of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. He retired as Professor Emeritus in 1999.
During his academic career, Dr. Goldberg made many contributions to Medical and Biochemical research, including 10 years of research into the chemistry of wine and the biological and health effects of wine and its components, which resulted in numerous awards, publications, speaking invitations, and visiting professorships.
Dr. Goldberg has had extensive editorial experience in scientific publishing, having served as editor-in-chief of Clinical Biochemistry and Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences as well as associate editor of the European Journal of Laboratory Medicine. He has served on the editorial boards of many journals, including: The Journal of Wine Research, The American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, and The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. He has lectured extensively including conventions of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture, the Canadian Wine Council, The American Association for Clinical Chemistry, and the Canadian Atherosclerosis Society. International invitations have included lecture tours to Trentino, Provence, Champagne ,and wine-related conventions in Greece, Austria, Germany, Spain and Portugal.
Current wine related activities
Dr. Goldberg wrote a regular feature on wine and health for Wellness Options, and continues to serve on the Editorial Board of the journal with responsibility for issues related to food and beverages. He has contributed chapters to four textbooks covering various aspects of these topics. No fewer than 60 of his more than 300 original scientific papers have been devoted to the chemistry and biology of wine. He has organized and chaired several Symposia on Wine and Health for the Wine Institute of San Francisco, The Canadian Brewers Association, The Royal College of Physicians, and the Canadian Atherosclerosis Society. At the behest of the Canadian Wine Institute, he has participated in numerous interviews and media panels. In 2010, he will be an invited speaker on wine-related matters at national and international meetings in France, Spain, Portugal and Serbia, and will be continuing his popular series of wine seminars in Toronto.
- Medical Advice on Wine and Health
- Seminars and Lectures
- Wine Writing
- Guided Wine Tastings
- Broadcasting: Radio and Television
- Organisation of Conferences
- Legal Advice: Expert Witness