Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD

Arthritis and joint replacement surgeon, Orthopaedic surgeon, Total joint replacement surgeon

The Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

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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/has been 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 (Associate Editor), Biomaterials (Associate Editor), Journal of Arthroplasty, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, and other journals, and is a manuscript reviewer for over 30 journals in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, arthritis, bioengineering and biomaterials. Dr. Goodman has published over 500 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 Hyalex,, Accelalox, Pluristem, and Wishbone Medical.

Professional Summary

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

Honors & Awards
  • America's Most Honored Professionals, America's Most Honored Professionals (2016-2020)
  • America's Top Doctors, America's Top Doctors (2000-2020)
  • America's Top Surgeons, America's Top Surgeons (2016-2020)
  • Clemson Award for Basic Research, Society For Biomaterials., Society For Biomaterials (2000)
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, Compassionate Doctor Award (2015, 2020)
  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (2012)
  • Fellow, International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (2016)
  • Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2011)
  • Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), International Union of Societies, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2004)
  • Patient's Choice Award, Patient's Choice Award (2012-2015, 2020)
  • Patriotic Employer Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Department of Defense (2018)
  • Saul Halpern M.D. Orthopaedic Educator Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University (2007)

  • Fellow, Fellow Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Canada) (1984 - Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (1988 - Present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1987 - Present)

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


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Practice Locations

Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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Arthritis and Joint Replacement Service Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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(226 reviews)

Wonderful people
He was rushing and eating during appointment.
Very thorough excellent care
I appreciate the excellent care I received from Dr. Goodman and his team. Marcia
Excellent caring employees
Manuel and dr Goodman are excellent
Cr. Goodman and his staff are excellent
Amazing experience
Dr. Goodwin and his team were terrific..
Very high-quality personnel. Nobody with an "attitude".
Asked questions and listened to the answers! What a concept!
Very helpful and professional
Dr. Goodman is a excellent ,caring, compassionate surgeon. He is an asset to Stanford Hospital
Thorough, all questions answered satisfactorily
Dr goodman did a great job along with dr joanne
Everyone was polite, professional & prompt.
Professionally assist the patient
The best patient care Orthopedic Joint Clinic on my hip replacement . setting the lead with Dr. Goodman, his team of resident doctors all the way down to preparation team Manual and Administrative team Stella Outstanding
Dr Goodman states his concerns and doesn’t beat about the bush! Direct and shares his knowledge in a no nonsense way. I feel comfortable with his expertise!
Outstanding Doctor who paid close attention paid to my situation.
Extremely personable individual. Quite knowledgeable doctor who answered all of my questions in an easily understood manner.
He is an amazing excellent person
Great surgeon
The facilities are very busy, but the hip replacement is a life-changer, working perfectly at 1 year
He is kind, friendly and appears to care.
Got great news that I don’t have to have surgery. It was a good day
Dr.Goodman and Dr.Foreman were excellent in their care. Everyone was very nice.
Dr Goodman was excellent
Top-notch professionals Dr. Goodman runs a tight ship, and his folks are very loyal to him
Visit did not explain why my knee ( 1 year after replacement) is swollen and painful
Dr. Goodman is very informative, concerned, and caring.
Dr.Goodman and his team gave me back my Life
Superman with gray hair
Excellent communication and care, Thanks MB
Great experience each time. Dr. Goodman and his staff are the best!
I received excellent care today from X-rays, to visit with Dr, Goodman and blood draw.
Dr. Goodman did an outstanding surgery on a very bad hip revision and a shattered femur. Results were excellent.
Preoperative, Operative, and Postoperative Care were excellent. I'm specifically addressing the results of my 6 wk knee arthroplasty post op appt.. I was told I was "behind". That's it. I was never given any metrics to measure my progress by. Where should I be now? What specifically can I focus on to improve this outcome? My in home PT said I was doing great- this was a sucker punch. Additionally, I developed severe sciatic nerve pain which has been ignored. I left the appointment feeling despondent and dropped. I have no intention of giving up. Just sorry they seemed to give up on me.
Dr Goodman is the best
Excellent care to patients given by doctor Goodman
Everyone in Ortho provides excellent customer service, front desk, medical assistant- Eloisa, PA- Manny and Dr Goodman. Additionally Radiology has excellent personnel as well.
excellent medical help.
Friendly and professional
Dr. Goodman, Dr. Gupta and Manny are awesome!!
So happy to have found this gifted surgeon. He came highly recommended, and since choosing him, I have heard so many comments about his skills and the success of his surgeries. Also as an added bonus he is a very pleasant man.
Top notch care all around.
Great Hospital
Dr. Goodman was very approachable, clearly experienced and a true “Doctor†as in it’s original translation as “Teacher. We had a Numder of colleagues in common. I really enjoyed our conversation and was enlightened by my diagnosis which prior I had assumed I would require a hip replacement. Thanks Dr. Goodman!
Everyone is hello especially in the X-ray dept my injections relieved me from my pain
Dr. Goodman is great! However I waited almost 2 full hours in cold air conditioned rooms without any staff telling me what was going on. I will now wait only 1 hour and then leave!!!
Enjoyed Dr goodman and his advice.
Thank you very much!
Great physician and staff
I brought a written list of concerns to the appt and the doctor was thrilled to address each one.
Dr. Goodman is an excellent surgeon, but he is impossible to reach, and he provides very little follow-up care and instructions,
Went above and beyond. Like Dr. Chang and Dr. Goodman a lot. I feel very comfortable with both of them. They actually listen.
Dr Goodman and his staff are fabulous!
Excellent visit. Everyone was very kind and informative
Very personable and informative.
Great Doctor, great care, professional, concerned about patient's well being. I feel confident with Dr Goodman being my surgeon
Dr. Goodman is a very talented orthopedic surgeon
Dr. Goodman is very easy to talk to in person or by video. Always willing to take whatever time needed to answer questions. Although I’m sure he is very busy, never seems to be in a hurry. He actually sits and talks face to face with patients.
He is very easy to work with.
Dr. Goodman listened to my husband's and my questions and answered them. He was very positive about my status. He reviewed my x-rays thoroughly.
My visit to Stanford was on par with mt other visits. It was great. Everyone treated me with professional attitude and respect. Stanford sets the standards for excellent medical care
Dr Goodman and his staff are wonderful care providers!
Well tacking care of
Dr Goodman was very informative and explained everything that I need to have done with my Knee.
Everyone is great
Always excellent!
Im very happy with my dr and the surgery he has done in my knee
Dr Goodman is fantastic!!
Excellent surgeon, great staff he has with him that also do an excellent job in their work.
Saw three different doctors for the same problem and had two surgeries and my knee only got worse. Saw doctor Goodman had another surgery in November and now my knee is healed.
on time - informative -friendly
Best Ever Surgeon!!
He’s a great doctor. I would recommend him to anyone who needed surgery for hip, knee or any other bone that needed to be repaired or replaced. I’m very happy with what he did with my hip.
I have had two knee replacements now, by way of Dr. Goodman. I appreciate Dr. Goodman's care and guidance throughout my recovery. Because of his excellence and professionalism, I have a better quality of life. Before he became my doctor I walked in extreme pain for eleven years. I am forever grateful to Dr. Goodman.
Very good
He took time to explain diagnosis and procedures.
Stanford is # 1 in the world
Dr Goodman- one of the very, very best!
Dr. Goodman is the best! I’m very fortunate that he is my surgeon.
Sometimes not enough information is given i.e. possible complications; what to look for; also need more up front encouragement to call at anytime w/problem.
Vanessa is awesome!
Dr. Goodman & his fellow were exceptional.
Minimal opportunity for general discussion.
All are very kind.
Excellent care!
Very good.
Everythings are good.
Best knee doctor!
I liked that he kept asking if I had questions. My doctors/nurses were much more commutative than my previous doctors. When my doc saw me waiting in room, he walked me down to scheduling.
Above & beyond!
Quite satisfied.
I felt a bit intimidated by Dr. Goodman and felt he was a dismissive of my complaints.
Everything was good, for the concern over my surgery and the treatment from the Dr. and their personnel.
Doctor is very nice just seemed "rushed."
Great - love the med. students also.
Dr. Goodman is the best surgeon in Stanford. I am a new person because of him.
Dr. Goodman always puts you at ease and understands you as well as you understanding him.
Very thorough explanation of surgery that will be performed.
I have recommended surgeon to all my relatives who suffered from hip problems.
Dr. Goodman is excellent also resident dr.
I have already recommended family members & friends to my care giver. I never thought I would have such confidence in another doc.
Very pleased.
Dr. Goodman is a very busy doctor but we never have the feeling that he has one foot in the door and can't wait to move on. Wonderful physician with a serious sense of humor!
Very good.
Dr. Goodman and all staff provided excellent care. Final visit for hip replacement.
Dr. Goodman & his staff are great - very positive.
Awesome feeling of being in the hands of people who know & care about what they are doing.
Excellent experience.
I think it's great when they have other drs. in harmony, they get great experience and wish them well.
In my aspect everything was very treated with kindness and courtesy in all aspects.
All doctors, nurses, CNA's, all other personnel = THE BEST!
Dr. Goodman is someone I would recommend - very knowledgeable - enjoyed his wit.
That all are very nice and responsible & attend with respect and makes us feel confident.
Dr. Goodman with his a wide range at knowledge, long time experience, intently, warm heartedly to take his patient, Dr. Stuart B. Goodman is a excellent physician, he keeps in my mind for ever!
Excellent experience above & beyond compare to other providers. Retail explanation about all the above. Clear, concise & to the point.
Excellent!! I've never had experience to join as Goodman Stuart-Barry M.D. Amazing team!!!
Dr. Goodman is not only a doctor he is a legend. I am lucky to be his patient for the last 16 YEARS.
Very good.
I have only the highest regard for Dr. Goodman. I don't mind waiting for him.
Dr. Goodman is fantastic! I have had both my knees replaced and hips revised (replacement of the replacements) by Dr. Goodman - I am so GRATEFUL to be his patient. He has given me my life back - without pain!
Very professional and sensitive.
I have had 3 surgeries @ Stanford & have had caring staff & doctors.
I will never need another opinion I know Dr. Goodman is the best I've seen 6 others.
Great doctor - Change my whole out look and quality of my life. My doctor is Dr. Goodman. Please let him know!!
Very specific answering my concerns.
Dr. Goodman is truly a good man! AND an excellent surgeon. He is very caring, courteous & thorough!
Very good.
We never had nay bad experiences all these years. Thanks a million.
Made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Goodman and the fellow who saw me had an excellent bedside manner. I did not feel rushed they answered all of my questions and recognized my concerns.
So pleased!
Dr Goodman is the kind of doctor in whom I have complete confidence - plus he has a sense of humor! Much needed. Also, visiting doctor from China & Singapore showed courtesy & attention.
I am so thankful of Dr. Goodman and all nurses.
All doctors & nurses were very good -
The care was excellent. Information was given that previously existed while being treated elsewhere.
Visit w/provider was very timely and valuable. Excellent support to get more evaluation.
I had serious concerns going into the clinic, but left relieved.
Already have told many people of the good doctors, NP's, other staff. Happy to recommend.
I wish I had my appointment for my replacement operation earlier than July 15, 2016.
The resident who saw me was not very sensitive.
I most definitely.
Dr. Goodman was very kind, compassionate and understanding. He provided me with the best possible treatment for my injury.
Dr. Goodman is terrific.
Very happy & impressed with the whole process.
Definitely I recommend Dr. Goodman to others.
Dr. Goodman & Vanessa are caring and concerned professionals. If & when I need another TKR, I will return to Stanford.
Dr. Goodman is great - I have full confidence in him.
Dr. Goodman is the BEST doctor and care giver I have ever met! He's a genius at surgery; alleviated me of severe constant pain in my hips and knees with his excellent skill in surgery and post-op care! He is a wonderful man!
I am thrilled that Dr. Goodman will be my surgeon.
The best - I have recommended several people who did go to your hosp & they more than happy - sorry my RA can not write more.
The best.
I had visit with two care provider. One I would definitely recommend, the other not so. I felt like I was at a car dealership. Not enough time for me to ask questions or talk about what I felt with my body. Felt rushed through.
Dr. Goodman is understanding of my concerns and very, very accommodating to my thoughts about my knees.
Dr. Goodman provided excellent care and information during my appointment. His PA was also friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Goodman.
From prior experience, I recommended Stanford Ortho to my son.
Dr. showed my x-ray, explained clearly what problem is. He prescribed medication and physical therapy but didn't discuss or say anything about follow-up care. Should have told me that Rx is very expensive and not usually covered by insurance. Quite a shock at pharmacy.
Dr. Goodman examined my knee thoroughly and took my complex medical history into consideration when he planned out how he was going to repair my knee.
I have referred clients to Dr. Goodman for 18 years!
I had a previous experience with the Stanford Medical Center - excellent facility!
All were excellent -
Dr. Goodman & Suh are both great.
Although this first appt. was very brief, only this provider's friendliness could be improved.
I have already recommended Dr. Goodman to a great many people and I will continue to do so.
I wrote a letter earlier (attached to a survey). It was reviewed with Dr. Goodman I feel he has come a little ways with priority information and displaying a sense of caring.
I'm used to Fresno where it feels like medical staff & personnel are doing you a favor.
Helping make a very difficult situation easier to accept & manage.
Very good.
Everybody was very generous and patient.
The resident spent a lot of time plus took history. I was very impressed with him as well as Dr. Goodman.
If I hadn't ready "My Health" I wouldn't know that, for instance, I had fractures in my "sitting bone"; provider should have left me know this important info and what to do about this problem. Also, I should have been informed about the prospects - after surgery - in the future.
I couldn't have a better surgeon than Dr Goodman. He's really the very best!
Dr. Goodman was courteous, merry(!), professional and knowledgeable. He answered my questions with concern & competence.
Doctor was excellent, the best I've ever seen.
Dr. Goodman is simply the best!
Since my first encounter with Dr. Goodman and this facility, my experience has been nothing but the best.
Dr. Goodman is fantastic! His care and surgical skills have taken me out of unbearable pain, and out of a wheelchair! He's the best.
My provider explain me good experience that I need it.
If I should be in need of another surgery, I would never go anywhere else.
Dr. Goodman is great, but extremely to busy to spend any time patient, his great but hurry in and out.
Very good & informative answered questions very thoroughly.
Both Dr. Goodman and his assistant Vannessa (NP are excellent.
Stanford is very pleased to have such a great surgeon on staff. He has treated me with the best of care and I credit my great recovery to his great surgical skills & knowledge.
I felt my concerns were greatly understood, my experience was a very great one.
Dr. Goodman showed me the x-rays and explained in detail what needed to be done. He answered both my questions and my daughters with kindness and care.
A teaching facility is unique - I wouldn't recommend the facility whereas I might recommend the doctor.
Dr. Goodman is perfect!
Dr. Goodman is the best!
Mostly my experience is very good.
I'm a physicians wife, & college professor I got excellent care on all levels -
I've already recommended this facility & clean, well-staffed respectful of my time.
Dr. Stuart Goodman & Dr. Suh excellent.
This associate was very knowledgeable & spent a good amount of time in discussion.
The care provider is very experienced person he gave me wonderful explanation about my surgery.
I didn't see a follow up care provider.
Dr. Goodman's attention care and experience exceeded all expectations. Excellent surgeon!
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.
Dr. Goodman covers EVERYTHING. Lets me know exactly what to expect, covering all bases.
for a big surgery he made me feel very comfortable and I was very confident extremely happy with the results
Dr. Goodman is outstanding! He is very patient, knowledgeable and professional.
Positive - Excellent.
Wonderful as a nurse, & consider myself lucky to have Dr. Goodman as my doctor! He is the BEST! I recommend him frequently!
Did not seem to listen real intently. I felt hurried, not much conversation.
Excellent physician!
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.
Outstanding service in every way; I would trust this care giver implicitly in all advice regarding my health.
Spent less than 10 men with me. Given he received my records, highly recommended yet it was as I was wasting his time.
They were great.
Dr. Goodman gave me a new lease on life (with my new left knee)!
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.
Very kind.
All good experiences.
Dr. Goodman is an EXCEPTIONAL physician.

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