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Mr Andrew Goldberg
Institute of Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Science
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
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  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Ortho and MSK Science
  • Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Mr Andrew (Andy) Goldberg is an Honorary Associate Professor in Trauma & Orthopaedics at UCL. He is a translational researcher who translates exciting ideas into medical practice and meaningful health outcomes. 

His research focus is into ankle and subtalar joint arthritis and regenerative medicine involving basic science studies, bench top engineering studies; and the set up and running of clinical studies from first in man studies to large multicenter clinical trials. 

Mr Andrew 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 he was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Northampton, and in 2010 he was appointed as an Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Stanmore and an Associate Professor 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 National Joint Registry (NJR) Editorial Committee and Medical Advisory Committee representing BOFAS for Ankle Replacement technology. He sits on the AOFAS editorial board for Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics (FAO) as well as AOFAS OFAR Managerial Board.

Research Summary

Mr Goldberg is a leading researcher into ankle arthritis and is Chief Investigator on the NIHR HTA funded TARVA Study (HTA Project: 12/35/27) which is comparing the clinical and cost effectiveness of ankle replacement versus ankle fusion in patients over 50 with end stage ankle osteoarthritis.  The Study involves over 40 surgeons across 17 NHS centres and will follow patients up for 10 years. The study will report the one year results in the summer of 2020 and two, five and ten year results subsequently. 

Teaching Summary

From 2011 to 2018 Mr Goldberg ran the Master's course for orthopaedic surgeons, entitled the UCL MSc in Trauma & Orthopaedics, 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 faculty on many training courses for registrars and consultants in ankle replacement surgery as well as other areas of foot and ankle surgery. He supervises numerous students from Masters to PhD Projects and is Series Editor of the Clinical Talk Series and co-author on the best selling textbook, Surgical Talk.

01-APR-2010 Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Foot & Ankle Surgery The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom
01-APR-2010 Associate Professor in Trauma & Orthopaedics Institute of Orthopaedics & Musculoskeletal Science UCL, United Kingdom
25-JUL-2009 – 31-MAR-2010 Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics Department of Orthopaedics Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom
01-MAR-2008 – 24-JUL-2009 Senior Clinical Fellow Foot & Ankle Surgery Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2006   Fellow Of The Royal College Of Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons of England
2006   Doctor of Medicine University of London
1994   Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery University College London/Imperial College
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