Spine Surgeon Leader to Know: Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein of NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases

Written by Laura Dyrda | September 17, 2012 | Print  |
Spine surgeon leader Dr. Jeffrey GoldsteinJeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, is the Director of the Spine Service and Associate Director of the Spine Fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center's Hospital for Joint Diseases. His clinical expertise includes the surgical treatment of degenerative diseases of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, deformity, trauma and tumors. He has been a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement.  

Dr. Goldstein has been recognized internationally for his work on artificial disc replacements. He is a co-author in the pivotal studies for the FDA trials on single level cervical and lumbar disc replacement as well as two level ProDisc artificial lumbar disc replacements. Recognition for his achievements includes the Leon Wiltse award for the best overall paper at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) annual meeting.

While recognizing the benefits and advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery Dr. Goldstein emphasizes that "minimally invasive spine surgery must remain maximally effective."

In addition to his clinical practice Dr. Goldstein serves on the editorial board of The Spine Journal and is a reviewer for several other publications. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He sits on the Board of Directors of ISASS and is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Association, Cervical Spine Research Society, ISASS, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Lumbar Spine Research Society, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine and Scoliosis Research Society.  

Dr. Goldstein earned his medical degree Summa Cum Laude with Distinction in Research at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. His additional training includes a fellowship in spine surgery at the Maryland Spine Fellowship in Baltimore. Dr. Goldstein is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the NYU School of Medicine.


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