Mr Andy Goldberg


Personal Profile

Name: Andy Goldberg Email:
Title: Mr Tel: 0208 909 5825
Department: Research Department of Gen Surgery Fax: 0844 8700057
Position: Senior Clinical Lecturer Address: The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, , Stanmore, HA7 4LP
Research Domain: Ageing, Basic Life Sciences, Biomedical Imaging (Frontier Disciplines), Computational Science & Digital Systems, Experimental Medicine, Global Health, Media, Communications & Information, Personalised Medicine, Populations & Lifelong Health, Public Policy & Governance Web Page: Personal Web Page


Research Description

 Mr Goldberg is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon working at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, in Stanmore, UK, whose main research interests are in translational research that has an obvious and tangible benefit to patient care.   He is involved in a number of projects across the translational spectrum from basic science through to clinical trials and health services research especially where a regenerative approach is necessary. In total he is involved in more than £7m of research grants, including an NIHR Health Technology Assessment Award for a surgical multicentre RCT. His MD Thesis was on the subject of cell-based cartilage repair and was Awarded by the University of London. Mr Goldberg was awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours List 2011 for services to medicine. 

Research Activities

Blood Flow to the Talus

Gait & Motion Analysis

Knowledge Transfer

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Tendon Repair

Patient Reported Outcomes in Surgery

Pioneering New Techniques to treat Talar Osteochondral Defects

The Development of a Novel Robotic Simulator for the Foot & Ankle

The National Joint Registry for Ankle Replacements

Education Description

Mr Goldberg is a lead on a Master's course for orthopaedic surgeons, entitled the UCL MSc in Trauma & Orthopaedics. This is a pioneering project linked to the North East Thames Deanery Orthopaedic Training Programme, centred around the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. He is also module leader for the MSc in Musculoskeletal Science, and the iBSc in Orthopaedic Science at UCL and Series Editor of the Clinical Talk Series and co-author on the best selling textbook, Surgical Talk.

UCL Collaborators

External Collaborators

Dr Hans T.m Van Schie ; Dr Jim Deorio; Dr Kees Doets; Mr Alister Hart; Dr Richard Grant; Professor George Bentley; Dr Chris Coetzee; Dr Alberto Leardini; Dr Pascal Rippstein; Professor Sandro Giannini ; Professor John O’connor ; Professor Kevin Shakesheff ; Dr Brian Donley; Mr Robert Sharp; Professor Andrew Carr; Dr Anders Henricson ; Dr Jan-Herman Kuiper; Professor Gerard Stansby; Professor Jan Van Der Meulen ; Professor Rodney Perkins; Dr Joe Asencio; Dr Steven Haddad; Professor Hakon Kofoed; Professor Philip C Noble ; Professor James Richardson



    • Lomax A, Ferrero A, Cullen N, Goldberg A, Singh D (2015). Destructive Pseudo-neuroarthropathy Associated With Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition.. Foot Ankle Int, 36(4), 383 - 390. doi:10.1177/1071100714560399


    • Goldberg A, 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 (2014). Ankle arthroscopy: a study of tourniquet versus no tourniquet.. Foot Ankle Int, 35(5), 478 - 482. doi:10.1177/1071100713518504
    • Smith R, McIlwraith W, Schweitzer R, Kadler K, Cook J, Caterson B, Dakin S, Heinegård D, Screen H, Stover S, Crevier-Denoix N, Clegg P, Collins M, Little C, Frisbie D, Kjaer M, van Weeren R, Werpy N, Denoix JM, Carr A, Goldberg A, Bramlage L, Smith M, Nixon A (2014). Advances in the understanding of tendinopathies: a report on the Second Havemeyer Workshop on equine tendon disease.. Equine Vet J, 46(1), 4 - 9. doi:10.1111/evj.12128


    • 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 AJ, 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
    • Aiyenuro O, Goldberg AJ (2013). Fractures of the foot and ankle. Surgery (Oxford), 31(9), 474 - 481. doi:10.1016/j.mpsur.2013.06.004
    • 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 AJ, MacGregor A, Dawson J, Singh D, Cullen N, Sharp RJ, Cooke PH (2012). The demand incidence of symptomatic ankle osteoarthritis presenting to foot & ankle surgeons in the United Kingdom.. Foot (Edinb), 22(3), 163 - 166. doi:10.1016/j.foot.2012.02.005
    • 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
    • Goldberg AJ, MacGregor A, Spencer SA (2012). An information revolution in orthopaedics.. J Bone Joint Surg Br, 94(4), 454 - 458. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.94B4.28306
    • 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


    • GOLDBERG AJ (2010). Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics. In Bulstrode CJK, Wilson-Macdonald J, Fairbank J, Briggs T, Eastwood D (Ed.), Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics (pp. - ). : Oxford University Press.
    • Ubogagu E, Wong K, Francis D (2010). Cardiology to Impress.
    • GOLDBERG AJ (2010). Ankle and hindfoot arthritis. In Bulstrode CJK, Wilson-Macdonald J, Fairbank J, Briggs T, Eastwood D (Ed.), Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics (pp. - ). : Oxford University Press.
    • GOLDBERG AJ (2010). Diabetic Foot. In Bulstrode CJK, Wilson-Macdonald J, Fairbank J, Briggs T, Eastwood D (Ed.), Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics (pp. - ). : Oxford University Press.
    • Stewart GW (2010). Core Clinical Medicine.


    • Goldberg AJ, Sharp B, Cooke P (2009). Early failure in total ankle replacements due to component malposition: a report of two cases.. Foot Ankle Int, 30(8), 783 - 787. doi:10.3113/FAI.2009.0783
    • Goldberg AJ, Sharp RJ, Cooke P (2009). Ankle replacement: current practice of foot & ankle surgeons in the United kingdom.. Foot Ankle Int, 30(10), 950 - 954. doi:10.3113/FAI.2009.0950


    • Goldberg A, Stansby G (2008). Surgery.


    • Goldberg A, Stansby G (2005). Surgical talk.
    • Goldberg AJ, Lee DA, Bader DL, Bentley G (2005). Autologous chondrocyte implantation. Culture in a TGF-beta-containing medium enhances the re-expression of a chondrocytic phenotype in passaged human chondrocytes in pellet culture.. J Bone Joint Surg Br, 87(1), 128 - 134.


    • Bentley G, Biant LC, Carrington RW, Akmal M, Goldberg A, 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, 85(2), 223 - 230.


    • Goldberg A (2001). Effects of growth factors on articular cartilage.. Ortop Traumatol Rehabil, 3(2), 209 - 212.

    • Monda M, Goldberg A, Smitham P, Thornton M, McCarthy I (). Use of inertial measurement units to assess age-related changes in gait kinematics in an active population. Journal of Ageing and Physical Activity, , - .