Thomas F. Golden, MD - Joint Replacement and Arthroscopy Specialist

Thomas F. Golden, MD

Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy Specialist

Dr. Thomas Golden has more than 30 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon. He possesses expertise in a wide range of orthopedic procedures specializing in the shoulder, knee and hip, having performed more than 3,000 joint replacements and 5,000 minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. He is certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Golden belongs to several professional organizations including active membership in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). AANA seeks to advance education pertaining to minimally invasive surgeries of the knee and shoulder with the use of an arthroscope. He is also an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee surgeons (AAHKS) which advances the education of surgeons who specialize in hip and knee replacement. Dr. Golden performs hip replacements using the Direct Anterior Approach.

Dr. Golden studied engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy and Molecular Biology at the University of California, San Diego. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Golden served his internship in Family Practice at UCLA Harbor General Hospital in California. He attended the Family Practice Residency at the Ventura County Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed 4 years of specialty training in Orthopedic Surgery at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program.

Dr. Golden’s leadership activities include terms as Chief of the Medical Staff, Chief of Orthopedics, and Chief of Surgery at Community Memorial Hospital. He is currently the Co-Director of the CMHS Orthopedic Surgery Residency in Ventura, California. In 2016 Dr. Golden received the Cephus Bard Physician of the Year award.

Education

  • University of Virginia, School of Medicine
    M.D. Degree 1971 to 1975
  • University of California San Diego
    Molecular Biology 1970 to 1971
  • U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland
    Engineering 1967 to 1970

Certificates

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    1985
  • American Board of Family Practice
    1978
  • Qualified Medical Examiner
    1997

Residency Internship

  • San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, California
    VA Hospital, Martinez, California
    Kaiser Hospital, San Francisco, California
    Seton Medical Center, Daly City, California
    1979 to 1983
  • Family Practice
    Year Two and Three, Ventura County Medical Center
    UCLA Affiliated Program
    1976 to 1978
  • Family Practice Year One UCLA Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California
    1975 to 1976

Practice Experience

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Thomas F. Golden, M.D., APC, Ventura, California 2002 – present
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Ocean Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medical Group Ventura, California 1991 to 2002
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Oxnard Orthopaedic Surgery, Oxnard, California 1988 to 1991
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Peterson Medical Clinic, Santa Paula, California 1983 to 1988
  • Staff Physician, Los Robles Hospital Emergency Room, Thousand Oaks, California 1978 to 1979

Societies

  • Active Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • California Medical Association
  • Southern Orthopedic Association
  • Ventura County Medical Association

Special Interest in Orthopedic Surgery

  • Arthroscopic Surgery of Shoulder and Knee
  • Total Joint Replacement Hip, Knee & Shoulder

Hospital Affilations

  • Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, Californiz
    Active

Medical Activities

  • Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, CMH
    2016-2018
  • Co-Director, CMHS Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    2015-Present
  • Member, Fellowship Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA)
    2016-Present
  • Member, Communications Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA)
    2016-Present
  • Member, Communications Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North American (AANA)
    2016-Present
  • Chair, Bylaws Committee of the Medical Staff, CMH
    2018-Present
  • Member, Research Committee, Anterior Hip Foundation
    2017-Present
  • Board of Directors, Community Memorial Health System
    2011-2016

Teaching Experience

  • Co-Director, CMHS Orthopedic Residency Program
    Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, California
    2016-Present
  • Assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Western University
    2013-Present
  • Advances in Orthopedic Surgery
    J.W. Moore Conference, Community Memorial Hospital
    October 2010
  • Running Injuries
    LA Marathon Roadrunner Training Program
    2005-2007
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder
    J.W. Moore Conference, Community Memorial Hospital
    June 1998
  • Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression
    Linvatec Arthroscopic Study Group, Useppa Island, Florida
    May 1996
  • Attending Orthopedic Surgeon
    Ventura County Medical Center, Orthopedic Clinic, Ventura, California
    1983-1988
  • Carpal Instability
    San Francisco Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    December 1982
  • Multilevel Cervical Fusion
    San Francisco Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    December 1981
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Insufficient Knee
    San Francisco Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    November 1980

Educational Courses

  • AANA Annual Meeting
    Denver, CO
    5/18/17
  • Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
    Salt Lake City, UT
    2/16-2/18/17
  • AANA Resident/Fellow Course
    Fundamentals in Arthroscopy
    1/19/17
  • Direct Anterior Approach – Hip Replacement, Joel Matta, M.D.
    Las Vegas, NV
    11/18/16
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – Rosemont, IL
    11/6-11/10/16
  • Medical Risk Management, Inc.
    Risk Management Consult: CRM for Orthopaedists
    10/08/16
  • San Diego Shoulder Course
    San Diego Shoulder Institute 2016
    6/22-6/25/16
  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute
    6/11/16
  • Community Memorial Hospital of San Buenaventura
    Faculty Development
    2/08/16
  • Community Memorial Hospital of San Buenaventura
    Medical Staff Leadership Symposium
    1/30/16
  • Medical Risk Mangement, Inc.
    Risk Management Rounds, Orthopaedics Plus,Vol IV
    9/07/15
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, NV
    3/24 – 3/28/15
  • Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education
    3rd Annual VuMedi – The Event
    11/21-11/23/2014
  • Medical Risk Mangement, Inc.
    Risk Management Rounds, Orthopaedics Plus,Vol III
    10/13/14
  • The Governance Institute
    The Broadmoor, Leadership Conference
    9/14-9/17/14
  • San Diego Shoulder Course
    San Diego Shoulder Institute 2014
    6/18-6/21/2014
  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute
    Annual Fellow’s Day Presentations
    6/14/2014
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    3/23/14
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA
    3/11-3/15/14
  • Saint John’s Health Center
    Medical Staff Leaders and the Law
    2/07/14
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
    Fall Course Shoulder, Knee, Foot, Ankle and Hip
    Mini Fellowship Dr. Angelo
    11/7-11/09/2013
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL
    3/19-3/23/13
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    3/23/13
  • Saint John’s Health Center
    Medical Staff Leaders and the Law
    2/08/13
  • Medical Education Resources
    Chief of Staff Boot Camp
    12/7-12/9/2012
  • Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education
    VuMedi – The Event
    11/16-11/18/2012
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA
    2/7-2/11/2012
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    2/11/2012
  • ASES Specialty Day Program
    Combined AANA/ASES Specialty Day session
    2/11/2012
  • Advances in Orthopedic Surgery
    J.W. Moore Conference, Community Memorial Hospital
    October 2010
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder
    LA Marathon Roadrunner Training Program
    2005-2007
  • Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression
    Linvatec Arthroscopic Study Group, Useppa Island, Florida
    May 1996
  • Carpal Instability
    San Francisco Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    December 1982
  • Multilevel Cervical Fusion
    San Francisco Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    December 1981
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Insufficient Knee
    San Francisco Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds
    November 1980
  • AAOS – Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 10 Home Study Program
    11/10/2011
  • AAOS – Scored and Recorded 2011 OSAE
    Self-Assessment Examination
    11/10/2011
  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Stephen Snyder M.D.
    6/11/2011
  • Community Memorial Hospital of San Buenaventura
    4/09/2011
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – San Diego, CA
    2/17-3/13/2010
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    3/13/2010
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – New Orleans, LA
    11/19-11/21/2009
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    3/09-3/13/2010
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
    Fall Course Shoulder & Knee Mini Fellowship Knee Dr. Fanelli, Knee Model Laboratory
    11/19-11/21/2009
  • San Diego Shoulder Course
    Arthroscopy Arthroplasty Fractures
    6/17-6/20/2009
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, NV
    2/25-2/28/2009
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    2/28/2009
  • Risk Management for Physicians, Surgery
    Medical Risk Management, Inc.
    6/01/2008
  • Risk Management for Physicians, The Complete Series
    Medical Risk Management, Inc.
    5/29/2008
  • Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Stephen Snyder M.D.
    Shoulder Instability Van Nuys, CA
    5/19/2008
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA.
    3/5-3/09/2008
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    3/08/2008
  • Linvatec Shoulder Arthroscopy Workshop
    Stephen Synder, M.D.
    10/13/2007
  • San Diego Shoulder Course
    Arthroscopy Arthroplasty Fractures
    6/20-6/23/2007
  • Zimmer Techniques & Technologies
    Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
    12/1-12/2/2006
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
    Fall Course Shoulder, Knee, Foot & Ankle
    11/9-11/11/2006
  • ACL Reconstruction, Shoulder Instability & Labral Repair.
    Risk Management for Physicians Medical Risk Management Inc.
    2/09/2005
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – Washington D.C.
    2/23-2/27/2005
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    2/26/2005
  • San Diego Shoulder Course
    Arthroscopy Arthroplasty Fractures
    6/22-6/25/2005
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
    Annual Meeting – San Francisco, CA.
    3/10-3/14/2004
  • AANA Specialty Day Program
    Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy
    3/13/2004
  • The Zimmer Institute MIS Total Hip & Knee Symposium
    Newport Beach, CA
    11/12/2000

To know more about Dr. Thomas Golden please visit www.orthopedicsurgeonventura.com

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons