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Robert R. Goodman, MD, PhD
Attending, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai Beth Israel
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Affiliated with:
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Medical SpecialtyNeurosurgery
Clinical Interests
Surgical treatment of:
- Brain Tumors
- Epilepsy
- Movement disorders (Parkison's disease, essential tremor and dystonia)
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Hemifacial spasm
- Hydrocephalus
Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Neurological Surgery, 1993
Medical SchoolJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1982
Residency TrainingNeurosurgery, Columbia University Neurological Institute, New York, NY, 1983‑1989
FellowshipEpilepsy Surgery, The Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada, 1989
Academic AppointmentIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
From the doctorDr. Goodman centers his clinical work on the surgical management of brain tumors, epilepsy, movement disorders(including Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia), trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and hydrocephalus, while his research focuses on developing novel treatments and surgical techniques that improve patient outcomes. These include the use of Gamma Knife radiosurgery to treat temporal lobe epilepsy and implantable brain stimulation devices for the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. His current research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and through partnerships with private industry.

An author of over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and case reports, Dr. Goodman has been published in many national and international journals, including Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Brain Research, The Journal of Neuroscience, Epilesia, Neurology, The Journal of Clinical Neurochemistry and The European Journal of Neurology. He has presented his research at the leading medical conferences both in the United States and around the world. Dr. Goodman also belongs to numerous medical and surgical societies and professional associations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Epilepsy Society.

Prior to his appointments at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt and Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Dr. Goodman served as senior attending physician on the surgical faculty at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Goodman will continue to maintain his academic appointment at Columbia, for which St. Luke's and Roosevelt serve as teaching affiliates.

Dr. Goodman received his MD and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, did a post-doctoral laboratory research fellowship in Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and completed a neurological surgery residency at Columbia’s Neurological Institute. He was a Visiting Fellow in Epilepsy Surgery at The Montreal Neurological Institute for Epilepsy Surgery.

Dr. Goodman is among New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" as listed in the June 2011 edition of the magazine. The New York Magazine is excerpted from Castle Connolly's annual guidebook, "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area."

Learn more about our neurosurgery program by visiting our website .

View Dr. Goodman's presentation named "Neurosurgical Issues in Brain Tumor Management."
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