Teaching and Spinal Research

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Throughout his career, Dr. Goldstein has had a committment to teaching and the sharing of knowledge about spine surgery.

His first published research took place while still a medical student. Since that time, he has continued to publish and teach nationally and internationally. Today Dr. Goldstein serves as a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, teaching spine surgery to a new generation of medical students.

In particular, Dr. Goldstein teaches about degenerative disc disease, and lumbar and cervical conditions and treatments. As a leader in the development of artificial discs, he is also a key figure in teaching these techniques, along with minimally invasive surgical approaches.

Beyond the teaching of diagnostics and technique, Dr. Goldstein imparts three main ideas to his students.

  • Keep the patient's best interest foremost.
  • Stay on top of all current developments.
  • Focus on evidence based medicine.


Dr. Goldstein is an active researcher and has published extensively in the medical literature and presented his findings at medical conferences around the world.