Susan M. Goodman, MD

Dr. Susan Goodman is a Rheumatologist at HSS. She specializes in treatment of patients with inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and spondylarthritis. Her other areas of specialization is in the perioperative care of patients with rheumatic diseases.

Research interests have focused on the perioperative outcomes of rheumatic disease patients undergoing arthroplasty.


Associate Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College



Intra-Articular Injections
Soft Tissue Injections


Multi Specialty Peer Review Committee (MSPRC), co chair 
Quality Coordinating Committee 
Professional Safety Committee
Practice Effectiveness Committee
Director, Comprehensive Arthritis Clinical Research Program
Medical Chief, Comprehensive Arthritis Program (CAP)
Inflammatory Arthritis Center Steering Committee
Rehab Advisory Committee  

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
United Healthcare

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


MD, University of Cincinnati


Lenox Hill Hospital, New York


Lenox Hill Hospital, New York


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York


American Board of Internal Medicine, 1980
American Board of Internal Medicine/Rheumatology, 1982

State Licensure

New York

Susan M. Goodman, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

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Selected Publications

Goodman SM. Rheumatoid arthritis: preoperative evaluation for total hip and total knee replacement surgery. J Clin Rheumatol 2013; Jun;19(4):187-92.

Goodman SM. Invited commentary. Sacroiliitis associated with axial spondyloarthropathy: new concepts and the latest trends.  Radiographics 2013; Jul-Aug;33(4):956,8; discussion 959-61.

Goodman SM, Mackenzie CR. Cardiovascular risk in the rheumatic disease patient undergoing orthopedic surgery. Curr Rheumatol Rep 2013; Sep;15(9):354,013-0354-y.

Johnson BK, Goodman SM, Alexiades MM, Figgie MP, Demmer RT, Mandl LA. Patterns and associated risk of perioperative use of anti-tumor necrosis factor in patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing total knee replacement. J Rheumatol 2013; May;40(5):617-23.

Stundner O, Chiu YL, Sun X, Goodman SM, Russell LA, Calloway JJ, et al. Perioperative outcomes in patients with rheumatoid versus osteoarthritis for total hip arthroplasty: a population-based study. Clin Exp Rheumatol 2013; Nov 14

Stundner O, Danninger T, Chiu YL, Sun X, Goodman SM, Russell LA, et al. Rheumatoid Arthritis vs Osteoarthritis in Patients Receiving Total Knee Arthroplasty: Perioperative Outcomes. J Arthroplasty 2013; Jun 11;.

Kim SS, Perino G, Boettner F, Miller A, Goodman S. Salmonella septic arthritis of the knees in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus 2013; Jun;22(7):740-3.

Goodman SM, Perez-Aso M, Cronstein B.  Wound Healing and Anti-Rheumatic Agents. ACR Drug Safety Quarterly 2013; vol 4 (3)

Goodman SM, Mandl LA, Johnson B, Huang W-, Figgie MP, Alexiades M, Ghomrawi H. The Use of Biologic DMARDS Identifies Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with More Optimistic Expectations of Total Knee Arthroplasty HSSJ in press

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. Susan Goodman, Rheumatologist, Internist

Contact Information

Office Locations

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1163
Fax: 212.472.6567

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

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