Cardiologist Richard Goulah, MD, joined Watauga Medical Center Cardiology as a Locums Tenens position in December 2018, becoming a member of the active medical staff providing both inpatient and outpatient care. He was invited to become a full time, active staff member with WMC and APPRHS in June 2019. Previously, Dr. Goulah practiced Cardiology at Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville, NC.
Dr. Goulah completed his medical studies at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies in conjunction with SUNY at Buffalo, followed by his clinical clerkship training at the University of Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals. Categorical internal medicine internship and residency was completed at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, followed by his cardiology fellowship at the same location.
Dr. Goulah began his professional practice at Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, Virginia where he successfully developed a full Cardiology Program, including an interventional and arrhythmia program. His office practice originated at Medical and Surgical Associates of South Boston, Inc., and later was the founding partner and president of Halifax Heart Center and DUCCS Clinical Research of South Boston.
In September 2007 he relocated to Montana and began caring for heart patients at Providence St Patrick Hospital in Missoula as well as St. James Hospital in Butte.
He moved back to North Carolina from Missoula, Montana in December 2017 where he served at Providence St Patrick Hospital in Missoula, MT (2007 to 2014) and Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell (2014 to 2017). While at St Patrick Hospital, he was the Director of The International Heart Institute from 2009 to 2011. In December 2017 he made the decision to move back to North Carolina to be closer to his children and grandchildren who reside in Raleigh.
Dr. Goulah continues to maintain an inactive clinical consultative faculty position at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina today, since his relocation to Montana. While in Montana from 2007 to 2017 he maintained a position on the outreach faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine as well as the University of Montana’s Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Goulah has four grown children, and enjoys spending his leisure time road biking, mountain biking, camping, cross-country and downhill skiing.