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Andreas H. Gomoll, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
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Andreas H. Gomoll, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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


Special Expertise

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


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


Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2018-2019
New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2018-2019
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, 2015-2019
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


English, German

Insurance Information

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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 if payments were received during the prior year, or if the HSS physician currently receives payment. 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 February 04, 2019.

JRF Ortho - Consultant

Moximed, Inc. - Consultant

NuTech - Consultant; Royalties for ReNu amniotic stem cell injections

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.


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich/Germany - 1997


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


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


Rush University Sports Medicine Fellowship, Chicago, IL - 2006


Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

State Licensure

New York, Connecticut

Selected Books by Dr. Gomoll

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.