Theodore B. Goldstein, MD
Theodore B. Goldstein, MD, is the Co-Medical Director and an orthopedic surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery, specializing in spinal disorders. He has a strong interest in lower back pain and herniated discs, as well as minimally invasive lumbar spinal procedures.
Dr. Goldstein has held more than a dozen leadership positions at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since joining the medical staff in 1969. He served on the Surgery Advisory Committee, was Co-Chief of the Orthopaedic Clinic Service and chaired the Pain Control Advisory Committee. Since 1998, he has served as Chairman of the Orthopaedic Surgery Peer Review and was Director of the Institute for Spinal Disorders.
In addition to his positions at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Goldstein was a clinical instructor at Los Angeles County/University of Southern California School of Medicine and is currently an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the North American Spine Society. Dr. Goldstein also serves on several back-pain advisory boards. He has been published in orthopaedic journals and made numerous presentations to professional and community organizations.
Dr. Goldstein earned his undergraduate degree from Illinois University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Medicine, where he was honored with the Merck Scholarship Award. He completed his internship at Cook County Hospital and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Rush Presbyterian, St. Luke's Hospital and Illinois Research Hospital. He was Chief Resident at Rush Presbyterian in 1968 and Senior Resident in orthopaedic surgery at Cook County Hospital the following year.