Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD

Arthritis and joint replacement surgeon

The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor in Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Bio:   Brief Biography: Stuart B. Goodman MD MSc PhD FRCSC FACS FBSE
Stuart B. Goodman is the Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery, and Professor with Tenure in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. He has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Bioengineering, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) at Stanford University. He was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University from 1994-2002. Dr. Goodman received his BSc, MD and MSc (Institute of Medical Science) from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in Orthopedic Medical Science from Lund University in Sweden. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Goodman's clinical practice concentrates on adult reconstructive surgery. His clinical research interests center on the outcome of surgery for arthritis including primary and revision total joint replacement, juvenile arthritis, and osteonecrosis of the hip and knee. His basic science interests center on biocompatibility of orthopaedic implants, inflammation, and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and repair. Dr. Goodman is a member of numerous academic organizations including the AAOS Biological Implants Committee (Chairman), and is a former member of the AAOS Biomedical Engineering Committee. He is a member of the Hip Society, Knee Society and AAHKS, a consultant to the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Advisory Panel of the FDA, and former vice-chairman of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering study section at NIH. Dr. Goodman is on the editorial board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research (Associate Editor), Clinical Orthopaedics (Deputy Editor-Hip Society Liason), Biomaterials (Associate Editor), Journal of Arthroplasty, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, and other journals, and is a manuscript reviewer for over 20 journals in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, arthritis, bioengineering and biomaterials. Dr. Goodman has published over 380 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical and bioengineering journals. Dr. Goodman and co-workers have received awards for their research from the Society for Biomaterials, Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Orthopaedic Association, Western Orthopaedic Association, and the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons. Dr. Goodman was awarded the Clemson Award for Basic Research from the Society For Biomaterials in May 2000. He was the President of the Society For Biomaterials (2001-2) and served on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Dr. Goodman served as Co-Chair for the 1995, 2000 and 2007 NIH/AAOS-sponsored workshops on Implant Wear. Dr. Goodman was recognized as a Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) by the International Union of Societies, Biomaterials Science and Engineering in May 2004, a Fellow of the Japanese Society of the Promotion of Science in 2011, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers in 2012.

Dr. Goodman serves as a consultant for several companies including Biomimedica, Accelalox, Integra and Wright Medical Technology.
4.7 out of 5
469 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

Arthritis and Joint Replacement Service

Professional Education

  • Residency: University of Toronto (1984) Canada
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1987)
  • Fellowship: Sunnybrook Medical Center (1985) Canada
  • Fellowship: Wellesley Hospital (1985) Canada
  • Internship: Toronto General Hospital (1979) Canada
  • Medical Education: University of Toronto (1978) Canada

Administrative Appointments

  • Fellow, Institute for Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H),, Stanford University (2014 - Present)
  • Professor (by courtesy), Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Fellowship Director, Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction, Stanford University (2008 - Present)
  • Affiliated Faculty – Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Robert and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery, Stanford University (2006 - Present)
  • Affiliated Faculty – Stanford Center on Longevity, Stanford University (2005 - Present)
  • Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University (2002 - Present)
  • Associated Faculty - Biomechanical Engineering Program, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University (1990 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.7

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Stuart Goodman & Dr. Suh excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2015

WONDERFUL.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

This associate was very knowledgeable & spent a good amount of time in discussion.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

The care provider is very experienced person he gave me wonderful explanation about my surgery.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Goodman's attention care and experience exceeded all expectations. Excellent surgeon!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I didn't see a follow up care provider.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

The physician did not ask me if I had any questions. I brought up the subject of a blood thinner for surgery and afterwards and what kind and how it was administered. I was told aspirin only but I cannot take aspirin.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Outstanding!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Goodman covers EVERYTHING. Lets me know exactly what to expect, covering all bases.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

for a big surgery he made me feel very comfortable and I was very confident extremely happy with the results

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Goodman is outstanding! He is very patient, knowledgeable and professional.

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4.7 out of 5
469 Patient Ratings
26 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Stuart Goodman & Dr. Suh excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2015

WONDERFUL.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

This associate was very knowledgeable & spent a good amount of time in discussion.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

The care provider is very experienced person he gave me wonderful explanation about my surgery.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Goodman's attention care and experience exceeded all expectations. Excellent surgeon!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I didn't see a follow up care provider.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

The physician did not ask me if I had any questions. I brought up the subject of a blood thinner for surgery and afterwards and what kind and how it was administered. I was told aspirin only but I cannot take aspirin.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Outstanding!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Goodman covers EVERYTHING. Lets me know exactly what to expect, covering all bases.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

for a big surgery he made me feel very comfortable and I was very confident extremely happy with the results

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Goodman is outstanding! He is very patient, knowledgeable and professional.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Positive - Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Wonderful as a nurse, & consider myself lucky to have Dr. Goodman as my doctor! He is the BEST! I recommend him frequently!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Did not seem to listen real intently. I felt hurried, not much conversation.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Excellent physician!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I'm putting my trust in Dr. Goodman's experience. He touched on other possibility for pain other drs. seen never considered any thing but back problems.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Outstanding service in every way; I would trust this care giver implicitly in all advice regarding my health.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Spent less than 10 men with me. Given he received my records, highly recommended yet it was as I was wasting his time.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

They were great.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Goodman gave me a new lease on life (with my new left knee)!

SHC Patient, May 2014

Dr. Goodman got Dr. Hunt to come in and see me which saved me a visit. He called Dr. Shuer. He went out of his way to help me. I was so pleased. #8. Super.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very kind.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

All good experiences.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Goodman is an EXCEPTIONAL physician.