Charles B. Goodwin, MD

Dr. Charles Goodwin specializes in the diagnosis of diseases of the cervical and lumbar spine, recommending conservative treatment when possible. If conservative treatment fails, he performs, when indicated, adult reconstructive cervical and lumbar spine surgery, stressing minimally invasive techniques such as microsurgery and endoscopic fusions. He is considered one of the world's leaders in the research and development of endoscopic fusion techniques.

Dr. Goodwin has served as Chairman of the Professional Liability and Defense Board of New York State. He has also been an orthopedic consultant for the New York Mets, the New York Knicks, the United States Tennis Association, and the United States Golf Association U.S. Open.


Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


Special Expertise

Endoscopic Fusion


Microsurgery of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine
Spinal Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
Knee Reconstruction


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
New York County Medical Society
New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Insurances Accepted

Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO

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.


BA, Cum Laude, Harvard University
MD, University of Cincinnati Medical School


St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital


Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center


Toronto East General & Orthopaedic Hospital, University of Toronto

State Licensure

New York

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Dr. Charles Goodwin, Orthopedic Spine Specialist

Contact Information

Office Locations

635 Madison Avenue, 7th floor
New York, New York 10022

Tel: 212.317.4600
Fax: 212.759.1685

Locust Valley office:
146 Birch Hill Rd.
Locust Valley, NY 11560

Tel: 516.676.5014
Fax: 516-676-5215

Massapequa office:
4160 Merrick Road
Massapequa, NY 11758

Tel: 516.882.0125
Fax: 516.882.0127

Mailing Address

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

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