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Jonathan R Goff

Jonathan R Goff, MD

Board certified orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Goff is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with 17 years of experience working in Marin County, California. He has advanced knowledge and training in all aspects of shoulder surgery and specializes in major reconstruction procedures of the shoulder, including total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder arthroplasty, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, instability procedures, fracture repair, revision surgery, and the care of throwing athletes. His clinical practice focuses on sports medicine including knee arthroscopy, pediatric orthopedics, high school and college athletes. Dr. Goff lives in Marin County with his family and enjoys mountain biking and SCUBA diving.

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Orthopedic Surgery Residency and Harvard Intercontinental Shoulder Fellowship.

During his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, Dr. Goff was selected to be the Harvard Intercontinental Shoulder Fellow. The fellowship consisted of six months under the mentorship of Dr. Jon JP Warner, Dr. Tom Holovacs, and Dr. Laurence D. Higgins at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The second 6 months of the fellowship was spent in Switzerland, at the University of Zurich, Balgrist, under the mentorship of Professor Christian Gerber. The Intercontinental Shoulder Fellowship provided Dr. Goff with the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe and work with several master shoulder surgeons including Dr. Gilles Walch in Lyon, France and Dr. Laurent Lafosse in Annecy, France.

Logos of Harvard Shoulder Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Balgrist University Hospital and Clinical Générale Annecy in France

Team Physician.

Dr. Goff lives in Marin County with his family and enjoys both mountain and road biking. He is also a certified Scuba Diver. Dr. Goff has served as a team physician for the United States Ski Team working with both the Men’s Alpine Team and the Combined Freestyle Team.

Image represents logos of Team Physician 2010 for U.S. Snowboarding and Ski Team.


  • California 3/2/2007 – Present
  • Virginia 10/3/2002 – Present
  • Massachusetts 4/12/2006 – Present


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow North American Arthroscopy Association


Harvard University – Cambridge, MA | Intercontinental Shoulder Fellowship
Shoulder Surgery, 08/2007
Jon JP Warner, MD. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Lawerence D Higgins, MD. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Balgrist Hopsital, University of Zurich – Zurich, Switzerland | Intercontinental Shoulder Fellowship
Shoulder Surgery, 08/2007
Christian Gerber, MD

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA | Orthopedic Surgery Residency
Orthopedic Surgery, 06/2006

Georgetown University – Washington, DC | M.D.
Medicine, 05/2001

George Mason University – Fairfax, VA | Post-baccalaureate
Organic Chemistry, 05/1996

Colgate University – Hamilton, NY | Bachelor of Arts
Economics, 05/1992

Phillips Exeter Academy – Exeter, NH

Work History:

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON | 08/2007 to Current
California Orthopedics And Spine – 18 Bon Air Road Larkspur, CA

Marin General Hospital – Greenbrae, CA

Marin Specialty Surgery Center – San Rafael, CA

Marin General Hospital – Greenbrae, CA

TEAM PHYSICIAN | 01/2008 to 01/2011
US Ski Team – Park City, UT

RESEARCH ASSISTANT | 07/1995 to 07/1997
Department Of Neurosurgery, Georgetown University – Washington, DC
Research focus: The effect and prevention of neuronal plasticity in the spinal cord utilizing
immunocytochemical markers.
Performed neurosurgery on rat central and peripheral nervous system.

TEACHER | 06/1993 to 06/1994
Saint Barnabas College – Johannesburg, South Africa
High school teacher: Mathematics, history, geography
Athletic Coach: Swimming, Tennis, Softball

Crested Butte Mountain Resort – Crested Butte, CO

OCEAN LIFE GUARD | 05/1986 to 09/1993
Long Beach Township – Long Beach Island, NJ


Technical Divers International – Certified Extended Range
National Association for Cave Diving – Certified Full Cave
Professional Association of Diving Instructors – Rescue Diver
Professional Ski Instructors of America – Certified, Level 1

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Photo of a cyclist on a mountain bike.


Goff, JR, et al. Reorganization of the spinal dorsal horn in models of chronic pain, correlation with behavior. Neuroscience, 1998.

Goff, JR et al. Plasticity in the dorsal horn for naturopathic injury and inflammation. Society for neuroscience abstract. 26th annual meaning come in 1996.

Jasmin, L, … ,Goff, JR. The cold plate as a test of chronic naturopathic and inflammatory pain models. Pain, 1998.

Favre, P., …, Goff, JR, Geber, C. In vitro assessments of reversible glenoid stability using displacement gauges are misleading – comment recommendations for accurate measurements of the interface micromotion. Clinical Biomechanics, 2011.