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Andreas H. Gomoll, MD

Sports Medicine

About Dr. Gomoll

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Dr. Andreas Gomoll is double board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. His practice is devoted to preserving or restoring quality of life for patients with injuries to the knee and shoulder. He is widely recognized as one of the leading surgeons specializing in joint preservation with extensive experience in ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair, both performing primary procedures, as well as revision surgery for failed prior procedures. He also specializes in rotator cuff and biceps injuries.

His interest is in the reconstruction of injuries such as ACL tears, meniscus and cartilage defects with focus on the repair of damaged structures that would otherwise lead to accelerated deterioration of the knee joint, or to treat damage that has already developed as a result of damaged structures that were not or only inadequately treated.

Cartilage damage can occur due to injury such as ACL tears or patellar dislocations, due to damaged meniscus or ligaments, or, as is the case with osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), develops during the teenage years. Dr. Gomoll treats cartilage damage with cartilage repair and transplantation through procedures such as osteochondral allograft transplantation or MACI grafts, while other damaged joint structures are addressed through meniscus transplantation, ACL reconstruction or osteotomy.

Knee replacement surgery should be the last resort, and his philosophy is to delay joint replacement surgery through biologic interventions, and when this is not possible, employ the least invasive techniques to perform robotic partial knee replacements.

Dr. Gomoll is a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the International Cartilage Repair Society. He holds leadership positions in these and other US and international professional societies, as well as being on the editorial boards of several orthopedic journals. He has been awarded several Best Doctors designations, is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, recipient of the Who is Who Humanitarian award, and was recognized as one of 16 stand-out sports knee surgeons in North America. 

He was a member of the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Cartilage Repair Center, and Director of the Orthopaedic Program in the BWH Center for Regenerative Medicine prior to moving his practice to Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

He leads and participates in multiple surgical and non-surgical research trials of innovative new treatments for ligament, meniscus and cartilage damage, and has published over 100 articles and several books in this field.

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Departments

Specialized Centers

HSS Center for Regenerative Medicine

Special Expertise

AC joint arthritis 
Joint preservation and cartilage regeneration
Knee surgery
Meniscal repair and transplantation
Osteotomy
Patellar instability
Patient-specific/robotic partial knee replacement surgery
Primary and revision ACL reconstruction
Rotator cuff tear
Shoulder biceps tendonitis
Sports medicine
Stem cell procedures

Procedures

AC joint resection
ACL reconstruction
Biceps tenodesis
Cartilage regeneration
High tibial, distal femoral and tibial tubercle osteotomy
MPFL reconstruction
Meniscus transplantation
Meniscus repair
Patellofemoral knee replacement
Patient-specific/robotic partial knee replacement
Rotator cuff repair
Trochleoplasty

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Insurance

Please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out of network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Certification

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2018-2022
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2018-2022
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2015-2020
Who Is Who, 2017
Boston Magazine, 2016-2017
Musculoskeletal Best Paper Award, BWH Biomedical Research Institute, 2013
John Insall Award, The Knee Society, 2013
Excellence in Mentoring, Harvard Medical School, 2012
AOSSM Traveling Fellowship, 2009
'Young Investigators Initiative' Award, US Bone and Joint Decade, 2007
Young Investigator Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2006
Traveling Fellowship, Herodicus Society, 2006
Excellence in Teaching, Harvard Medical School, 2005
Marshall R Urist Research Award, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, 2002
Arthritis Foundation Fellowship Award, 1999

Education

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich/Germany - 1997

Internship

 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA - 2001

Residency

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program/Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA - 2005

Fellowship

Rush University Sports Medicine Fellowship, Chicago, IL - 2006

State Licensure

Languages

English, German

For My Patients

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Surgical Locations

Dr. Gomoll performs surgery at the following locations:

Publications by Dr. Gomoll

Selected Books/Chapters

Dr. Gomoll has also authored more than 50 chapters in various textbooks. Here is a selection:

Cole BJ, Sekiya J (Eds.); Gomoll AH, Rihn J (Co-Eds.): Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in SportsMedicine. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders - Elsevier; 2008.

Cole BJ, Gomoll AH (Eds.): Biologic Joint Reconstruction: Alternatives to Arthroplasty. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.;2009.

Cole BJ, Gomoll AH (Eds.): Complications in Orthopaedics – Cartilage Repair. Rosemont, IL: AAOS;2011.

Farr J, Gomoll AH (Eds.): Cartilage Restoration: Practical Clinical Application. New York, NY: Springer;2013.

Amendola N, Gomoll AH (Eds.). Let's discuss – Joint preservation of the knee. Rosemont, IL: AAOS; 2015.

Farr J, Gomoll AH (Eds.): Cartilage Restoration: Practical Clinical Application, 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Springer; TBD(estimated 2018).

Selected Journal Articles

Please follow this link to PubMed for an up-to-date list of Dr. Gomoll's more than 75 peer-reviewed publications.

Research

Dr. Gomoll's main interest lies in joint preservation, i.e. what interventions can be performed to delay or potentially avoid knee replacement surgery. He studies the outcomes of established procedures such as cartilage and meniscus transplantation, as well as new procedures such as stem cell transplantation, and artificial cartilage and meniscus implants.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Gomoll as of November 19, 2019.

  • Aesculap Biologics - Advisory Board Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America - Board Member
  • Cartilage - Editorial Board Member
  • Flexion - Consultant
  • Fidia Farmaceutici S.p.A. - Research Support
  • JRF Ortho - Consultant, Research Support
  • Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy Journal - Editorial Board Member
  • Moximed, Inc. - Consultant; Receives Royalties
  • NuTech - Consultant; Research Support; Royalties for ReNu amniotic stem cell injections
  • Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine - Editorial Board Member
  • Smith & Nephew - Consultant
  • Vericel - Consultant

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Patients should feel free to ask their HSS physicians questions about these relationships.

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