Dr. Gens Goodman, DO
Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

Medical History

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About Dr. Goodman

As an award-winning specialist in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Gens Goodman provides hip and knee replacements.  He has refined his technique and knowledge of joint replacement over the past decade. Because he has decided to focus on these two specific procedures, he has developed a performance standard that is well above most general surgeons.

Dr. Goodman was born in Tucson, Arizona.  His father was a Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the United States Navy, before becoming an intellectual property attorney at The University of Arizona and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.  His mother graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in family studies, which helped her manage Dr. Goodman and his four siblings growing up. 

Dr. Goodman graduated cum laude from The University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biochemistry, and a minor in Mathematics and Physics.  While in college, Dr. Goodman was a four-time varsity letter winner in football, and was named to the 2002 All-Pac 10 conference academic team.  While playing wide receiver at Arizona Dr. Goodman continued to develop a his hand-eye coordination and realized that he would be able to utilize this valuable skill set to help people.

Following his undergraduate education from Arizona, Dr. Goodman went on to graduate in the top 5 of his medical school class at The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania.  As a medical student, Dr. Goodman was an academic excellence scholar for outstanding academic achievement.  He also earned the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and was commissioned into the United States Army.  After graduating with academic honors from medical school, Dr. Goodman completed his five year orthopaedic surgery training in the Army’s premier orthopaedic surgery residency program William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas.  A major emphasis of his training in residency was on fracture and trauma management.  In his final year, Dr. Goodman served as Chief Resident and finished as the Orthopaedic Surgery Residency’s Distinguished Honor Graduate.

Upon completion of residency Dr. Goodman was awarded the only position in the US Army for fellowship training in adult reconstruction and total joint surgery.  Dr. Goodman completed his fellowship training at one of the Nation’s premier total joint fellowships at the
Anderson Orthopaedic Institute in Alexandria, Virginia.  Under the guidance of world renown total joint surgeons C. Anderson Engh, Jr., William G. Hamilton, Kevin B. Fricka andNitin Goyal, Dr. Goodman mastered skills in minimally invasive partial and total knee replacements and the muscle sparing anterior total hip replacement.

Dr. Goodman has published multiple scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals including orthopaedic surgeries premier literature source, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Trauma.  He has authored book chapters and continues to be actively involved in clinical research.  Some of his areas of interest are postoperative pain control, postoperative complications and management of the infected total joint replacement.

Dr. Goodman is married and has five beautiful children.  In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors including hiking, camping and playing sports with his family.

Joint Replacement Procedures