Office of Clinical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Regional Assistant Dean, Georgia Campus

Marla Golden, DO, MS, FACEP


Office: 678-225-0000

Dr. Golden practiced Emergency Medicine in Florida and served as the Medical Director of the Emergency Department at HCA Putnam Community Hospital and as the Medical Director of EMS in Putnam County. She transitioned her practice to Pain Medicine in 1998, establishing the solo practice of Integrative Pain Management in 2000. She is a diplomate of both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pain Medicine. She practices a holistic and comprehensive approach to treating patients in pain. Her practice includes an emphasis on Osteopathic structural assessment and optimization techniques. For many years, she has utilized manual therapy in combination with medication management and minimally invasive interventional techniques as well as other treatment modalities. Her interest in connective tissue grew while studying Craniosacral Therapy and a variety of other manual therapy techniques including Shiatsu, Structural Integration, Fascial Manipulation, Acutonics, and Acupuncture theory. This led to the development of her hybrid technique, Fascial Body Manipulation. She now continues this work within the larger framework of Neuroplastic Transformation, an approach developed with partner and collaborator, Michael Moskowitz, MD. This exciting and ground-breaking treatment approach establishes brain neuroplasticity and the interplay with the neuroimmune system as the core concepts used to treat persistent pain.

She lectures nationally on the Connective Tissue System and Neuroplastic Transformation. Dr. Golden is the co-founder of Neuroplastix, a company dedicated to the promotion of Neuroplastic treatment for persistent pain. She recently co-authored the Neuroplastic Transformation Workbook designed to teach practitioners how to use neuroplastic treatment approaches and provide patients with a written guide to recover from persistent pain disorders. Dr. Golden designed and built the website with Dr. Moskowitz.

  • Education

    Dr. Golden graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1988. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, Florida in 1992. She is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

  • Memberships

    Dr. Golden has served as the Chair of the Credentials Committee of the American Board of Pain Medicine, as a member of the Credentials Committee and the Examination Council of the American Board of Pain Medicine. She has served on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. She has been active in Florida as a spokesperson for the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine. She served on the Board of Directors and as the Legislative Chair and Public Relations Chair of the Florida Academy of Pain Medicine.