Gens Goodman, DO
Dr. Goodman is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and an orthopaedic surgeon at Banner - University Medicine. He joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Banner - University Medicine in May 2021, specializing in conditions of the hip and knee, including partial and total joint replacement.
After receiving dual bachelor's degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry (cum laude) from the University of Arizona, Dr. Goodman went on to receive his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. As a medical student, he earned the F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship and was commissioned into the United States Army. He went on to complete his five-year orthopaedic surgery training in the Army’s premier orthopedic surgery residency program at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, Texas. In his final year, Dr. Goodman served as Chief Resident and finished as the Orthopedic Surgery Residency’s Distinguished Honor Graduate.
Upon completion of residency, Dr. Goodman was awarded the only position in the United States Army for fellowship training in adult reconstruction and total joint surgery. He completed fellowship training at one of the nation’s top total joint programs at the Anderson Orthopaedic Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. Under the guidance of world-renown total joint surgeons C. Anderson Engh, Jr., William G. Hamilton, Kevin B. Fricka and Nitin Goyal, Dr. Goodman mastered skills in minimally invasive partial and total knee replacements and the muscle-sparing anterior total hip replacement.
Following his fellowship, Dr. Goodman returned to El Paso, Texas where he served as the Chief of Adult Reconstruction at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for six years. During his time in the Army, Dr. Goodman deployed twice to Iraq as an orthopaedic surgeon, once in 2016 and again 2019.
A board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Goodman is a fellow in the American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons as well as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has published multiple scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals including orthopaedic surgery's premier literature sources: the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, the Journal of Arthroplasty and the Journal of Trauma. He has authored book chapters and continues to be actively involved in clinical research.