David H. Goltz, MD


Dr. Goltz’s practice focuses on the care of injuries in athletes and children. He has a special interest and fellowship training in sports medicine. He believes in maximizing non-operative treatment whenever possible with an early return to full activity. If surgery becomes necessary, Dr. Goltz relies on proven, state-of-the-art surgical techniques and employs the same advanced procedures and rehabilitation for elite and recreational athletes alike.

Dr. Goltz cares for athletes as patients in the clinic and provides on-field and overseas medical care to Olympic and National Team athletes as head team physician for the US Freestyle Ski Team.

Dr. Goltz’s CV

Licensure/Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified 07/18/2002
  • Medical License: California, Utah

Practice

  • Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Practice location: California Orthopedics & Spine, Larkspur, CA
  • Previous practice: Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA

Privileges

  • Chief of Orthopedics, Marin General Hospital, 2005–2014
  • Marin General Hospital Active Staff
  • Marin Specialty Surgery Center Active Staff

Professional Training

  • 8/99–8/00: Sports Medicine Fellowship Director, Donald Fithian, MD, University of California, San Diego
  • 7/98–7/99: Administrative Chief Resident, Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School Chairman, Fred Behrens, MD, Newark, NJ
  • 7/94–7/98: Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School Chairman, Fred Behrens, MD, Newark, NJ
  • 7/1/93–6/30/94: Resident, Department of Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA

Education

  • 8/89–5/93: UCLA School of Medicine, M.D., 1993
  • 9/84–6/89: Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo, CA, B.S., 1989

Sports Medicine Experience

  • Head team physician, US freestyle ski team, 2011–present
  • Head team physician, US Olympic freestyle ski team, 2011–present
  • 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Sochi Russia
  • Head team physician, Dominican University
  • US ski team pool physician, freestyle, 2002–2011
  • Redwood High School: football
  • Tam Union Rugby Club 2001–2010
  • Woodside High School: football
  • Claremont High School: football
  • San Diego Marathon, 2000: onsite coverage

Publications

  • Urist M, Raskin K, Goltz D, Merickel K: Endogenous Bone Morphogenetic Protein: Immunohistochemical Localization in Repair of a Punch Hole in the Rabbit’s Ear. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery vol. 99, No. 5 pp.:1382–1389, April 1997
  • Melican M, Zimmerman M, Dhillon M, Goltz D, Treacy D, Parsons JR.: Three Dimensional Printing of Metallic Surfaces for Total Joint Fixation. Proceedings of the IEEE 22nd Annual Bioengineering Conference. pp.: 17–18, March 1996
  • Goltz D., Benevenia J, Shah A, Aisner S, Aboulaphia A. Total Scapular Endoprosthesis after Scapular Resection for Sarcoma. in print: Orthopaedic Transactions
  • Goltz D, Levy A, Parsons R. The MRI Bone Bruise: What Is It, Really? in print: Orthopaedic Transactions
  • Fithian D, Goltz D: “Fate of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Injured Knee,” Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Vol. 33, No. 4, pages 621–636 Oct. 2002
  • Davis DK, Goltz DH, Fithian DC, D’Lima D.: Anatomical posterior cruciate ligament transplantation: a biomechanical analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2006 Jul; Vol. 34, No. 7, pages 1126–1133. May 2006

Presentations

  • Goltz D., Keohane J: Common Alpine Injuries – Prevention and Treatment. Public lecture, 12/8/2002
  • Goltz D., Levy A., Parsons R.: The MRI Bone Bruise – What Is It, Really? AAOS Annual Meeting 1998, New Orleans, LA
  • Goltz D., Levy A., Parsons R.: The MRI Bone Bruise – What Is It, Really? AOSSM Annual Meeting June 25, 1997, Sun Valley ID. CD-ROM multimedia-media version of meeting proceedings available from Silver Platter Productions
  • Goltz D, Parsons R, Levy A: A Realistic Animal Model for Articular Cartilage Injury. Northeastern and Midatlantic Orthopaedic Resident’s Conference/New Jersey Orthopaedic Society 30th Annual Meeting, October 3, 1997, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Goltz D., Levy A., Parsons R.: Occult Articular Cartilage Injury – A Realistic Animal Model Residents’ and Fellows’ Arthroscopy Conference, March 23, 1997, New Orleans LA
  • Goltz D., Levy A., Parsons R.: The MRI Bone Bruise is a Subchondral Injury, UMDNJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds, September 1997
  • Goltz D.: The Osteochondroses, UMDNJ – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Core Curriculum Conference, August 1997
  • Goltz D., Levy A., Parsons R.: Occult Articular Cartilage Injury – A Realistic Animal Model Hospital Center at Orange, Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds, East Orange NJ, April 1997
  • Goltz D, Levy A., Parsons R.: Occult Articular Cartilage Injury – A Realistic Animal Model UMDNJ Department of Orthopedic Surgery Research Rounds, August 1996
  • Goltz D.: Management of Triplane Fractures, UMDNJ – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Core Curriculum Conference, August 1996
  • Goltz D: Lesser Toe Deformities, UMDNJ – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Core Curriculum Conference, July 1995
  • Goltz D: Acute Management of Pelvic Fractures, UMDNJ – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Core Curriculum Conference, October 1995

Posters

  • Goltz D, Levy A., Parsons R.: Occult Articular Cartilage Injury – A Realistic Animal Model. International Olympic Committee World Congress on Sport Sciences, October 22–25, 1997, Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Goltz D., Benevenia J., Shah A., Aboulaphia A: Total Scapular Endoprosthesis after Scapular Resection for Sarcoma. AAOS Annual Meeting, February 15, 1997, San Francisco, CA
  • Benevenia J., Goltz D., Shah A, Aboulaphia A.: Endoprosthetic Replacement after Radical Scapulectomy for Osteosarcoma. 2nd Osteosarcoma Research Conference, 1996, Bologna, Italy

Current Research

  • Biomechanical Analysis of Allograft PCL Reconstruction
  • Natural History of Acute Patellar Dislocation

Grant History

  • 1999 – Kaiser Foundation Research Grant: Fithian D, Goltz D, Funahashi T, $20,000
  • 1998 – Rutgers Educational Development Grant. Levy A, Goltz D, $12,500
  • 1997 – UMDNJ Foundation Seed Grant for New Investigators. Primary Investigator: Levy A. Co-investigators: Goltz D, Parsons R, $25,000

Educational & Leadership Experience

  • Administrative Chief Resident, UMDNJ Department of Orthopaedics (7/98–7/99)
  • Curriculum Coordinator for Medical Student Education, UMDNJ Department of Orthopedics (7/97–7/99)
  • Resident Education Committee, UMDNJ: 1995–1999
  • UCLA Health Outreach Program – educator, 1995–1997
  • Leadership Training School: participant. Sponsored by Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, Evanston IL, August 1986
  • Cal Poly University Finance Committee: 1984–1986

Honors

  • US Ski and Snowboard Association, Leland Sosman Award, 2014
  • Randy Franklin Memorial Academic Scholarship, 1984
  • Sir Francis Drake Music Scholarship, 1984
  • Dean’s Honor List, Cal Poly University, 1984–1989
  • President’s Honor List, Cal Poly University, 1984–1989
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 1985–1989
  • Research Award, Runner-up, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 1997
  • Research Award, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 1998