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Andreas H. Gomoll, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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Andreas H. Gomoll, MD


Dr. Andreas Gomoll is an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Cornell Medical School. He is double board certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gomoll specializes in arthroscopic and open procedures of the knee and shoulder, such as ACL reconstruction, osteotomy, meniscus and cartilage transplantation, rotator cuff and instability repair.

Born and raised in Munich, Germany, he received his medical degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, with additional training in orthopedic and trauma surgery in Cape Town/South Africa, and Oxford/UK. Dr. Gomoll completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, before joining the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He subsequently completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Rush University.

After fellowship he joined the Cartilage Repair Center and Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he rose to Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Orthopedic Program of the BWH Center for Regenerative Medicine. He was recruited to join HSS in 2018.

Dr. Gomoll has lectured and published extensively on the topic of biologic joint reconstruction and joint preservation through cartilage and meniscus transplantation. His main clinical and research interest lies in emerging technologies for joint preservation, most recently investigating the use of stem cells both in the lab and through randomized clinical trials.

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Appointments

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

Specialty

Special Expertise

Joint preservation and cartilage regeneration
Meniscal transplantation and osteotomy
Osteotomy
Stem cell procedures
Knee surgery
Sports Medicine
Patient-specific/robotic partial knee replacement surgery

Procedures

Cartilage regeneration
Meniscus transplantation
Meniscus repair
High tibial, distal femoral and tibial tubercle osteotomy
MPFL reconstruction
ACL reconstruction
Trochleoplasty
Patient-specific/robotic partial knee replacement
Patellofemoral knee replacement

Awards

Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2018
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2018
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2015-2018
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

Languages

English, German

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment with Dr. Gomoll

Dr. Gomoll accepts the following insurance plans. Please check to see if your insurance is on this list before proceeding.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Please call our office to book an appointment.


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

Certification

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

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 Publications

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

Research Description

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.