Mr Andy Goldberg OBE

Mr Andy Goldberg OBE

Portrait of Mr Andy Goldberg OBE
Mr Andy Goldberg OBE MBBS MD FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
NHS Contact Details:
+44 (0)20 7042 1828
Additional contact information:
Mr Goldberg is not available for patient appointments currently on the NHS.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Specialist clinical interests:
Ankle replacement, cartilage defects, ankle arthritis, clinical trials
Research interests:

Goldberg AJ (2006) Use of Human Autologous Chondrocytes and Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells in Cartilage Repair Techniques. Thesis. Doctorate of Medicine (MD). University of London. 2006

Further details of Mr Goldberg’s research activities.

Professional profile:

Andy Goldberg graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College) in 1994 before completing his specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in London with a specialist fellowship in complex foot and ankle disorders in Oxford, as well as overseas in centres of excellence across the USA and Europe.

He was awarded an MD from the University of London in 2006.

In 2009 Mr Goldberg was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Northampton, and in 2010 he was appointed as an Honorary Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Stanmore and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at UCL where he helped raise more than £10m of research grants into health informatics; first in man studies into stem cell therapies (ASCAT); and NIHR HTA multicentre RCTs comparing ankle replacement against ankle fusion (TARVA); as well as examining and supervising PhD students.

In 2011 he was awarded an OBE for services to medicine. He sits on the outcomes committee for BOFAS, the NJR Research & Editorial Subcommittees as well as the Medical Advisory Boards representing BOFAS on the Ankle Replacement Joint Registry. He sits on the AOFAS editorial board for Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics (FAO) as well as AOFAS OFAR Managerial Board.

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
Royal College of Surgeons (England)
Royal Society Medicine
British Orthopaedic Association
British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (BOFAS)
British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS)
American Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

Goldberg, AJ., Zaidi, R., Brooking, D., Kim, L., Korda, M., Masci, L., Smith, R. (2018). Autologous Stem Cells in Achilles Tendinopathy (ASCAT): protocol for a phase IIA, single-centre, proof-of-concept study. BMJ OPEN, 8 (5)

Malhotra, K., Chan, O., Cullen, S., Welck, M., Goldberg, AJ., Cullen, N., & Singh, D. (2018). Prevalence of isolated gastrocnemius tightness in patients with foot and ankle pathology. Bone Joint J, 100-B (7), 945-952.

Goldberg, AJ. (2018). The effects of weight bearing on the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis: A study comparing weight bearing-CT with conventional CT. Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Lintz, F., Welck, M., Bernasconi, A., Thornton BSc, J., Cullen, N. P., Singh, D., & Goldberg, AJ. (2017). 3D Biometrics for Hindfoot Alignment Using Weightbearing CT. Foot Ankle International.

Goldberg, AJ., Singh, D., Glazebrook, M., Blundell, C. M., De Vries, G., Le, I. L. D., Baumhauer, J. F. (2017). Association Between Patient Factors and Outcome of Synthetic Cartilage Implant Hemiarthroplasty vs First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Arthrodesis in Advanced Hallux Rigidus. Foot & ankle international.

Chan, O., Buraimoh, O., Malhotra, K., Cullen, N., Welch, M., Goldberg, AJ., & Singh, D. (2017). Defining gastrocnemius tightness – A study on 400 participants without foot and ankle pathology. Foot and Ankle Surgery, 23, 23-24.

Welck, M. J., Singh, D., Cullen, N., & Goldberg, AJ. (2017). Evaluation of the 1st metatarso-sesamoid joint using standing CT - The Stanmore classification. Foot and Ankle Surgery.

Lintz, F., Welck, M., Bernasconi, A., Thornton, J., Cullen, N., Singh, D., & Goldberg, AJ. (2017). Reliability of hindfoot alignment using weightbearing CT software: An analysis of 135 feet. Foot and Ankle Surgery, 23, 135

Goldberg, AJ., Mitchell, K., Soans, J., Kim, L., & Zaidi, R. (2017). The use of mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage repair and regeneration: a systematic review. Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research, 12 (1), 39.

Salandy, A., Malhotra, K., Goldberg, AJ., Cullen, N., & Singh, D. (2016). Can a urine dipstick test be used to assess smoking status in patients undergoing planned orthopaedic surgery? a prospective cohort study. Bone and Joint Journal, 98-B (10), 1418-1424.

Malhotra, K., Buraimoh, O., Thornton, J., Cullen, N., Singh, D., & Goldberg, AJ. (2016). Electronic capture of patient-reported and clinician-reported outcome measures in an elective orthopaedic setting: a retrospective cohort analysis. BMJ open, 6 (6), e011975. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-01197

Cro, S., Goldberg, AJ., Hasan, K., Shankar, S., Sharma, A., Carter, A., . . . Skinner, J. (2016). Hip surgery and its evidence base: progress over a decade?. Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. doi:10.1007/s10195-016-0421-z

Sharma, A., Hasan, K., Carter, A., Zaidi, R., Cro, S., Briggs, T., & Goldberg, AJ. (2016). Knee surgery and its evidence base. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 98 (3), 170-176. doi:10.1308/rcsann.2016.0075

Goldberg, AJ., Thomson, C., Brooking, D., Reese, E., Cumbers, M., Tetlow, M., Cro, S. (2016). Novel patient engagement and recruitment strategies for an RCT of two NHS treatments for ankle osteoarthritis total ankle replacement versus arthrodesis the TARVA trial (vol 16, O94, 2015). TRIALS, 17. BIOMED CENTRAL LTD. doi:10.1186/513063-016-1218-3

Zaidi, R., MacGregor, A., Cro, S., & Goldberg, AJ. (2016). Pulmonary embolism and mortality following total ankle replacement: a data linkage study using the NJR data set. BMJ OPEN, 6 (6)

Zaidi, R., Macgregor, A. J., & Goldberg, AJ. (2016). Quality measures for total ankle replacement, 30-day readmission and reoperation rates within 1year of surgery: a data linkage study using the NJR data set. BMJ OPEN, 6 (5)

Aftab, S., Betts, T., Smitham, P., McCarthy, I., & Goldberg, AJ. (2016). The development and validation of a test for core stability. The Spine Journal, 16 (4), S80. doi:10.1016/j.spinee.2016.01.108

Zaidi, R., Cro, S., Gurusamy, K., Sivanadarajah, N., Macgregor, A., Henricson, A., & Goldberg, AJ. (2016). The outcome of total ankle replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis (vol 95, pg 1500, 2013). BONE & JOINT JOURNAL, 98B (4), 576.

In addition, Mr Goldberg has written a wealth of other publications which can be reviewed by visiting his academic profile. He was also 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.

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