Dr. Goodnough is an orthopaedic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in orthopaedic traumatology. This specialty is dedicated to the care of patients with complex injuries to the body’s bones, joints, or tissues.

Dr. Goodnough is a clinical instructor of orthopaedic surgery. He also holds a PhD degree, and his doctoral research focused on genetic mechanisms of early bone development.

For each patient, he develops a personalized plan of care. His goals are to treat the patient’s injury, restore function, and help promote the best possible quality of life. His clinical interests include nonunions, periarticular fractures, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, and infections.

Dr. Goodnough has conducted research on the role of skeletal stem cells in fracture healing. He also has investigated how cells function in fractures that have failed to heal (“nonunions”).

He has co-authored articles on his research discoveries in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and elsewhere. Topics include advances in surgical technique and technology.

He also has contributed to chapters in the textbooks Surgery of the Hip, Skeletal Trauma of the Upper Extremity, and Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Trauma.

Dr. Goodnough has presented the findings of his research at numerous national and regional conferences. They include meetings of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Western Orthopaedic Association. Topics have included the effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on skeletal stem cells in fractures.

Dr. Goodnough is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and AO, the global network of doctors dedicated to the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (2023)
  • Fellowship: Harborview Medical Center (2021) WA
  • Residency: Stanford University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency (2020) CA
  • Medical Education: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (2015) OH

Honors & Awards
  • Best Poster, MSTP Winter Retreat, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Best Poster, Musculoskeletal Research Day, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Finalist, Lindau Laureates
  • Intern of the Year, Stanford Department of Vascular Surgery
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
  • Participant, National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program
  • Recipient, Depuy Synthes Travel Grant
  • Recipient, Doctoral Excellence Award in Pathology
  • Recipient, Foundations Orthopedic Trauma Travel Grant
  • Recipient, Orthopaedic Summit Resident Travel Grant
  • Recognition, Graduate School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (4.0 Cumulative GPA)
  • Representative, Case Western Reserve University Medical Science Training Program, National MD/PhD Conference
  • Resident Award, Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
  • What’s New in Musculoskeletal Basic Science, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery “Orthobuzz”


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I really liked how he explained things and how knowledgeable he is. I will highly recommend him to others.
Very knowledgeable and patient with questions
The medical assistant was super nice & so was Dr. Goodnough. He was very helpful & understanding.
My interaction with Dr Goodnough was outstanding. I am grateful for his experience and care. As to my impressions I find Stanford is excellent on the important issues and casual n routine issues. For instance hand therapy was ordered for me on my exit papers but no one discussed it with me. I found out by reading the paper. I didn’t know when to start it. Thought that they would talk to me about it a month later. I didn’t know it was up to me to find a physical therapist. The office visit felt like I was on a conveyer belt. In came one person to take some info. Next a resident came in to remove stitches. Then someone to ask if I wanted to be a part of a research study. Then Dr Goodnough to review the surgery. Last someone came in to fit the splint on my arm. That was it.
Very informative, listens and suggests what is best for me. So appreciate his demeanor and helpfulness with my condition.
Direct and thorough, seemed quite understanding of my situation
Good listener- caring-
I will be going home from Pacifica rehab on Friday and continuing my rehabs with a walker
Great staff, beautiful interior
I was having a really rough day ahead of my appointment in terms of pain and anxiety. There was a glitch in my insurance coverage, but I really needed to be seen and kept my appointment. Letty from Guest Services was kind and caring as she wheeled me to my appointment. The woman who was the X-ray attendant was especially kind. And I quickly felt comfortable with and trusted Dr. Goodnough, who was very thorough and careful in his examination, and his explanation of my next steps… or steps towards steps! I never felt rushed, despite wanting to see the options for crutches at the end of the appointment. The new patient and ortho teams members are great, from Mona to Alicia to Chris and more… thank you! I’m motivated and looking forward to my follow up visit with Dr Goodnough on Feb 21st.
The doctor and nurses very helpful
Everyone was wonderful and I’m so grateful for the excellent care I received
As usual, Dr Goodnough and Jamen were quite efficient and professional. X-rays and suture check was very quick and trouble free..
It would be helpful if he went over the images with the patient and made eye contact.
Professional; knowledgeable; he makes you feel as if he has nobody else scheduled—but you know he has. Highly recommend.
Appreciate him taking my case
I have had the best care and am very grateful for Dr. Goodnough and his team. Excellent!
Great surgeon! Very good bedside manner. Seems to really care about my recovery and is invested in my healing. Plus, he listens to Motown when in the OR, which is awesome, because Motown is amazing. Lastly, his name don't do his professional skills justice.
Got a clear plan
The best team and doctor forever
I had an excellent experience. I was very impressed with Dr. Goodnough.
Best i have ever seen
A pleasant visit. Doctor answered all my questions.
Excellent Care
Excellent care in every way
The doctor spent a lot of time with me and answered all my questions.
Very smooth operation
I am extremely happy with Dr. Goodnaugh. He has been excellent and I believe his surgical skills save me from losing my arm.
Professional who takes the time to explain everything in detail
The Doctor is knowledgeable,caring, and kind.
nice and smooth
Dr Goodnough is very through and amazing. Such a blessing that he is a part of your organization and lucky patients like us can get his expertise.
I feel very comfortable with Dr. Goodnough. He is thorough and obviously extremely competent.
Great Doctors
Exceptional professional & compassionate care!! Dr. Goodnough& Dr. Bosch
Excellent care

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