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

Thomas F. Golden, MD

Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy Specialist

An orthopedic physician with more than 30 years experience, Dr. Thomas Golden possesses expertise in a wide range of orthopedic procedures specializing in the shoulder, knee and hip. He has performed more than 3,000 joint replacements and 5,000 minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Golden is certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He 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 a member of the California Orthopedic Association and the California Medical Association. In 1985 Dr. Golden was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Golden leads his peers as the Medical Staff Vice-Chief at Community Memorial Health System in Ventura, California. In 2013 he begins a two-year term as Chief of Staff at the hospital. He serves on the Board of Directors for Ventura Physicians’ Medical Group Inc. Previously; he held positions as the Chief of the Department of Surgery at Community Memorial Hospital and the Medical Director for Same Day Surgery at CMH.

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 a two year 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 is an active participant in his community of Ventura. He contributes to several charities benefitting medical research and public education. In his free time, Dr. Golden enjoys boating, fishing, backpacking and spending time with his family. He and his wife have three grown children and two grandchildren. He runs everyday to keep fit and has been a life-long running enthusiast. Dr. Golden has lectured on running injuries and worked as a medical consultant for the LA Marathon Roadrunner Training Program.

EDUCATION

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

RESIDENCY

San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program

  • St. Mary’s Hospital, San Francisco, California - 1979 to 1983

    VA Hospital, Martinez, California

    Kaiser Hospital, San Francisco, California

    Seton Medical Center, Daly City, California

  • Family Practice, Year Two and Three, Ventura County Medical Center - 1976 to 1978

    UCLA Affiliated Program

INTERNSHIP

Family Practice, Year One UCLA Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California - 1975 to 1976

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Ocean Orthopedic Surgery, Ventura, California - 1991 to Present
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Oxnard Orthopedic Surgery, Oxnard, California - 1988 to 1991
  • Orthopedic Surgeon, Peterson Medical Clinic, Santa Paula, California - 1983 to 1988
  • Staff Physician, Los Robles Hospital Emergency Room, Thousand Oaks, California - 1978 to 1979

SOCIETIES

  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Southern Orthopedic Association
  • Ventura County Medical Association

CERTIFICATES

  • California License #G32034 - 1976
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - 1985
  • American Board of Family Practice - 1978
  • Qualified Medical Examiner - 1997

SPECIAL INTERESTS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Total joint replacement

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura, Californiz - Active
  • St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, California - Courtesy
  • Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo, California - Coutesy

MEDICAL ACTIVITIES

  • Vice Chief of Staff – Community Memorial Hospital - 2011-2012
  • Medical Staff Secretary / Treasurer – Community Memorial Hospital - 2009-2010
  • Community Memorial Hospital Task Force to Modernize/Replace Hospital - 2007-Present
  • Board of Directors, Ventura Physicians Medical Group - 2005-Present
  • Medical Director, Same Day Surgery, Community Memorial Hospital - 2004-2007
  • Executive Committee, Community Memorial Hospital - 2002-2003
  • Surgery Committee, Community Memorial Hospital - 2001-2002
  • Chief of Surgery, Community Memorial Hospital - 2000-2001
  • Board of Directors, Valley Care IPA - 1995-1997
  • Board of Directors, VIP Health Plan - 1989-1993
  • Board of Directors, Ventura Physicians Medical Group - 1992-1993
  • Chief of Surgery, Santa Paula Memorial Hospital - 1992-1993
  • Board of Governors, Ventura County Medical Society - 1987-1991
  • Delegate, Junior American Medical Association, University of Virginia - 1973

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 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

  • CME (Last 7 years)
  • 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.

    Annual Fellows’ Day Presentations

    Sherman Oaks, CA - 6/11/2011

  • Community Memorial Hospital of San Buenaventura

    Symposium on Advances in Robotics – Ventura, CA - 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

    ACL Reconstruction, Shoulder Instability & Labral Repair - 11/9-11/11/2006

  • 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 - 11/12/2004

 

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

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