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David Goss MD Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon


Dr. David Goss has been extensively trained in a vast array of surgical and non-surgical techniques, to treat all spinal disorders and injuries.

Dr. Goss discovered his career path that would lead him around the world and back again during a class project in junior high school, here in Hampton Roads when he followed an orthopedic doctor for a day. After completing studies at the University of Virginia, he pursued this career path via an orthopedic residency at Dartmouth Medical Center. A fellowship in Spinal Disorders in South Australia followed, as did Army Reserve time.

During his fellowship, he indulged several research interests, including prevention and treatment of discitis, and evaluation of anterior interbody fusion devices. He participated in international research trials evaluating the effectiveness of both intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET), and total disc replacement in the management of lower back pain and neck pain.

His professional interest covers all aspects of spinal disorders and injuries, including degenerative and traumatic disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, scoliosis, infection, and spinal deformity. He also offers medicolegal services, including Independent Medical Examinations (IME), Medical Records Review, Trial Preparation, and Expert Case Reviews.

With his extensive background in spinal disorders and injuries, Dr. Goss is well-equipped to provide objective and thorough assessments of complex medical issues. His expertise, combined with his dedication to the field, allows him to provide clients with the support they need to achieve the best possible outcomes in their legal cases.

Education / Training

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide South Australia
    Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal Fellowship2000 - 2001
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover New Hampshire
    Orthopaedic Surgery Residency1996 - 2000
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover New Hampshire
    General Surgery Internship1995 - 1996
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville Virginia
    Doctor of Medicine1991 - 1995
  • University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences, Charlottesville Virginia
    Bachelor of Arts (Chemistry)1987 - 1991

Military Service

  • Major, United States Army Reserves - Commissioned July, 1996
  • Active Duty, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom,
    • 2002, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany

Board Certification / Licensure / Professional Societies / Hospital Affiliations

  • Board Certified American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 2004
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners 2023
  • Medical Licenses: Virginia active
    North Carolina active
    Vermont active
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons fellow
  • North American Spine Society member
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society member
  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Chesapeake Virginia active staff
  • Sentara Obici Hospital, Suffolk Virginia active staff
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Virginia Beach Virginia active staff

Clinical / Practice Expertise

  • Nonsurgical management of all spinal diseases and disorders
  • In office interventional management of all spinal pathology
    • Translaminar / transforaminal spinal epidural injections
    • Facet injections, medial branch blocks, radiofrequency ablation
    • Spinal cord stimulation, kyphoplasty, etc.
    • Management of sacroiliac pain
    • Various interventional procedures for management of ortho/spine pain
  • Surgical management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral pathology
    • Minimally invasive and open procedures (with or without instrumentation) from upper cervical spine thru sacrum
  • General orthopaedic trauma
  • Independent Medical Examinations, Medical Record Reviews, Expert Testimony, Workers’ Compensation, etc

Research / Publications

  • “Radiologic assessment of interbody fusion using carbon fiber cages,” Santos ER, Goss DG, Morcom RK, Fraser RD .Spine. 2003 May 15;28(10):997-1001.
  • “Distraction-flexion injury in a neurologically intact pediatric patient treated nonoperatively: case study,” Goss DG, Abdu WA Spine. 2001 Sep 1;26(17):1932-5.
  • “Effect of Factors Influencing Type X Collage Expression in Periosteum,” Topping RE, Anderson P, Goss DG and G Balian, University of Virginia, 1994.
  • “Expression of Type X Collagen at Osseotendinous Junction in Rats,” with S Hurwitz, University of Virginia, 1994
  • “Effects of Experimental Diabetes of Type X Collagen Synthesis in Fracture Healing,” Topping RE, Bolander ME, and G Balian, University of Virginia, 1992-93