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Mr Andy Goldberg OBE

Mr Andy Goldberg OBE

Mr Andy Goldberg OBE MD FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Mr Andy Goldberg OBE MBBS MD FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Private Patient Unit Enquiries:
NHS Contact Details:
+44 (0)20 8385 3020
+44 (0)20 8909 5636
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Specialist clinical interests:
Ankle replacement, Cartilage Defects, Ankle Arthritis, Sport Injuries, Innovation, Clinical Trials.
Research interests:

Mr Goldberg runs a pioneering research program exploring regenerative medicine treatments, including cartilage transplantation; the effects of Stem Cell Therapy on Achilles Tendinopathy; and a national clinical trial comparing ankle replacements against ankle fusion. He was also responsible for the creation of the National Joint Registry for Ankle Replacements. He sits on the Scientific Committee of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS) and is leading on several national patient reported outcome measures’ projects including being the musculoskeletal lead of the Farr Institute of Health Informatics.

His Doctorate of Medicine (MD) thesis was awarded in 2006 by the University of London entitled, The Use of Human Autologous Chondrocytes and Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells in Cartilage Repair Techniques.

Research Programmes:

Professional profile:

Mr Goldberg studied medicine at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College London) graduating in 1994. He obtained fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Ireland in 1997/8 and then spent a year in full time research working towards a higher degree (MD). His specialist training was on the North East Thames Rotation and he became a consultant in 2009.

Following specialist fellowships (see below), he spent a year as a consultant in Northampton before moving to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in April 2010. He has a joint appointment with UCL (the world’s fourth highest ranking University), where he is a Clinical Senior Lecturer, within the UCL Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science.

He chairs the Medical Futures Innovation Awards, has authored several text books, and is editor for the Clinical Talk Series, distributed by World Scientific Publications. He was awarded an OBE in the 2011 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to medicine.

Education and training:

1994 Medicine, Imperial College London
1997 FRCSI - Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
1998 FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England
2006 MD – University of London
2006 CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training)


Mr Goldberg trained as a specialist in complex foot and ankle disorders at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital, Oxford with Mr Paul Cooke. Prior to this, Mr Goldberg spent a year on a travelling fellowship to several centres of excellence including, Mr Mark Myerson, at the Mercy Medical Centre, Baltimore; Dr Steven Haddad, at the Illinois Bone and Joint Institute in Chicago; Dr Roger Mann in Oakland, California; Dr Chris Coetzee, at the Minnesota Sports Medicine Institute; Dr’s Fred Buechel and Michael Pappas, in New Jersey and Florida; Dr Jim DeOrio at Duke University Health Centre, Maryland; Dr Pascal Rippstein at the Schulthess Klinik in Zurich; Dr Hakon Koefed in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen; Dr Thierry Judet in L'hôpital Raymond-Poincaré, Paris; Professor Beat Hintermann at Kantonsspital in Liestal; Dr Jo Asencio in NIMES, France; and Professor Sandro Giannini at the Istituti Ortopedici, Rizzoli, Italy.

General Medical Council (GMC)
Medical Protection Society
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS)
Royal Society Medicine
British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS)
Presentations and conferences:

Mr Goldberg regularly attends as faculty at many national and international meetings including the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the European Foot & Ankle Society (EFAS) and the British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (BOFAS). He is a member and co-course convenor for the Round Table International Meeting and regular lecturer and faculty on national and international educational course and events


Goldberg A, Thomson C, Brooking C, Rees E, Cumbers M, Tetlow M, Skene S, Cro S: Novel patient engagement and recruitment strategies for an RCT of two NHS treatments for ankle osteoarthritis - total ankle replacement versus arthrodesis - the TARVA trial. Trials 11/2015; 16(Suppl 2):O94. DOI:10.1186/1745-6215-16-S2-O94

Baumhauer JF et al on behalf of the Cartiva Motion Study Group. Prospective, Randomized, Multi-centered Clinical Trial Assessing Safety and Efficacy of a Synthetic Cartilage Implant Versus First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis in Advanced Hallux Rigidus. Foot & Ankle International. Feb 2016 ePub. DOI: 10.1177/1071100716635560

Aftab S, Betts T, Smitham P, McCarthy I, Goldberg A. The development and validation of a test for core stability. Spine 2016 (16), Issue 4, S80

Sharma A, Hasan K, Carter A, Zaidi R, Cro S, Briggs T, Goldberg A: Knee surgery and its evidence base. Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 02/2016; 98(3):170-176. DOI:10.1308

Singh D, Ferrero A, Rose B, Goldberg A, Cullen N. Bone Marrow Edema Syndrome of the Foot and Ankle: Mid- to Long-Term Follow-up in 18 Patients. Foot Ankle Spec. 2015 Oct 12. pii: 1938640015609986. [Epub ahead of print]

Vaughan P, Gordon D, Goldberg A, Cullen N, Singh D. Patient satisfaction and function after bilateral ankle arthrodesis. Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 (2015) 160–163

Monda MK, Goldberg AJ, Smitham P, Thornton M, McCarthy I. Use of Inertial Measurement Units to Assess Age-Related Changes in Gait Kinematics in an Active Population. J Aging Phys Act.. 2015 Jan;23(1):18-23.

Lomax A, Ferrero A, Cullen N, Goldberg A, Singh D. Destructive Pseudo-neuroarthropathy Associated With Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition: A Case Series. Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Nov 21. pii: 1071100714560399. [Epub ahead of print]

Shamsuddin M, McCarthy I, Singh D, Goldberg A. Validating Loads Going Through the Lower Limbs In Various Positions During a Weight-Bearing CT Scanner. Bone Joint J 2014 96-B:(SUPP 2) 2.

Singh D, Goldberg A, Turner A. Early Evaluation of A Cone Based Weightbearing CT Scanner In Foot And Ankle Patients. Bone Joint J 2014 96-B:(Supp 2) 3.

Kostuj T, Goldberg A, Kofoed H: Is ankle arthrodesis or total ankle replacement the better treatment for end stage arthrosis?. Fuß & Sprunggelenk 06/2014; 12(2):63-64. DOI:10.1016/j.fuspru.2014.02.003

Advances in the understanding of tendinopathies: A report on the Second Havemeyer Workshop on equine tendon disease. Equine Vet J, 2014. 46 (1), 4-9. doi:10.1111/evj.12128

Goldberg, AJ, Singh, D. (2014). Treatment of Shortening Following Hallux Valgus Surgery. Foot Ankle Clin, 19 (2), 309-316. doi:10.1016/j.fcl.2014.02.009

Zaidi, R., Hasan, K., Sharma, A., Cullen, N., Singh, D., Goldberg, A. (2013). Ankle Arthroscopy: A Study of Tourniquet Versus No Tourniquet. Foot Ankle Int. doi:10.1177/1071100713518504

Abbasian, A., Zaidi, R., Guha, A., Goldberg, A, Cullen, N., Singh, D. (2013). Comparison of three different fixation methods of calcaneal osteotomies. Foot Ankle Int, 34 (3), 420-425. doi:10.1177/1071100712473742

Kofoed, H., Kostuj, T., Goldberg, A. (2013). European registers for total ankle replacement. Foot Ankle Surg, 19 (1), 1-?. doi:10.1016/j.fas.2012.11.009

Zaidi, R., Pfeil, M., Macgregor, A. J., Goldberg, A. (2013). How do patients with end-stage ankle arthritis decide between two surgical treatments? A qualitative study. BMJ Open, 3 (7). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002782

Zaidi, R., Cro, S., Gurusamy, K., Siva, N., Macgregor, A., Henricson, A., Goldberg, A. (2013). The outcome of total ankle replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Bone & Joint Journal, 95-B (11), 1500-1507. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.95B11.31633

Goldberg, A. J., MacGregor, A., Spencer, S. A. (2012). An information revolution in orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg Br, 94 (4), 454-458. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.94B4.28306

Zaidi, R., Abbassian, A., Cro, S., Guha, A., Cullen, N., Singh, D, Goldberg, A. (2012). Levels of evidence in foot and ankle surgery literature: progress from 2000 to 2010?. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 94 (15), e1121-e1110. doi:10.2106/JBJS.K.01453

Williams, T., Cullen, N., Goldberg, A., Singh, D. (2012). SPECT-CT imaging of obscure foot and ankle pain. Foot Ankle Surg, 18 (1), 30-33. doi:10.1016/j.fas.2011.01.009

Zaidi R, Pfeil M, MacGregor A, Goldberg AJ. How do patients with end-stage ankle arthritis decide between two surgical treatments? A qualitative study.BMJ Open(2013).

NJR Patient and Public Guide 2013.

9th Annual Report. National Joint Registry for England and Wales. Surgical data to 31st December 2011. ISSN 1745-1450

Goldberg AJ, MacGregor A, Dawson J, Cullen N, Singh D, Sharp RJ, Cooke PH. The Demand Incidence of Ankle Arthritis in the United Kingdom. The Foot (Edinb). 2012 Mar 19.

Williams T, Cullen N, Goldberg AJ, Singh D. SPECT CT imaging of obscure foot and ankle pain. Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Mar;18(1):30-3. Epub 2011 Feb 12.

Goldberg AJ, Sharp, RJ, Cooke, PH. (2009) Ankle Replacement - Current Practice of Foot & Ankle Surgeons in the United Kingdom. Foot & Ankle International 2009; (10); 950-954.

Goldberg AJ, Sharp, RJ, Cooke, PH. (2009) Early Failure in Total Ankle Replacements Due to Component Malposition – A Report of Two Cases. Foot and Ankle International 2009; (8); 783-787.

Goldberg AJ, Lee DA, Bader DL, Bentley G (2005) Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation - Culture in a TGF-containing defined medium enhances the re-expression of a chondrocytic phenotype in human passaged chondrocytes maintained in pellet culture. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Jan;87(1):128-34

Bentley G, Biant LC, Carrington RW, Akmal M, Goldberg AJ, Williams AM, Skinner JA, Pringle J. (2003) A prospective, randomised comparison of autologous chondrocyte implantation versus mosaicplasty for osteochondral defects in the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2003 Mar;85(2):223-30

Goldberg AJ, Bentley G, Lee DA, Bader, DL (2001) Effects of Transforming Growth Factor- on Human Passaged Chondrocytes – An In Vitro Model for Studying the Effects of Growth Factors on Repair Tissue. 135 O111 - JBJS 83B, 2001; supplement II.

In addition, Mr Goldberg was invited to author a white paper for the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health in 2004 “Encouraging, Supporting and Rewarding Innovation in the NHS”. He has written several books and book chapters and numerous articles on medical innovation for medical publications (e.g. British Orthopaedic Newsletter and the Journal of Royal College Anaesthetists) and non medical publications as well as several patient information sheets and guides. He is an author of content on the website

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Secretary: Charlotte Mann
Tel: +44(0) 207 042 1828
Fax: +44(0) 207 042 1829

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