David H. Goltz, M.D.

Dr David Goltz | Orthopedic Surgeon San Francisco | Marin County CADr. Goltz’s practice is focused 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.

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Testimonials

"Everyone was kind, helpful and professional...front office staff, xray tech, Heidi and Dr. Goltz. Now...onto healing my ankle! Worth waiting for an appointment...since I am a Medicare patient....had to wait an extra week. Understandable. We must change this very broken system so that these amazing doctors get paid the money they deserve. Thankfully, they still take a few of us..." Joan L.

"Dr. Goltz and Heidi are amazing. I never had any doubts about Dr. Goltz's skill and care for me and my recovery. I have and will continue to tell anyone who needs an orthopedic to go to Dr. Goltz. Thank you." Chris G .


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Licensure/Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
Board Certified 07/18/2002
  • Medical License: California, Utah
Practice
  • Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • Practice location: Mt. Tam Orthopedics, 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
UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School
Chairman: Fred Behrens, MD
Newark, NJ
  • 7/94-7/98 
Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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: on site 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, Bologna, Italy 1996
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 and 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