Michael E. Goldsmith M.D. Physician


Michael E. Goldsmith, M.D. specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions in adult and pediatric patients. He is the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine. He practices at Summit Orthopedics Surgery in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Goldsmith focuses on the surgical treatment of degenerative conditions and deformity of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He utilizes fusion and non-fusion techniques in both minimally invasive and open surgical approaches.

In addition to his role as Chief of Orthopedics at Sibley, Dr. Goldsmith serves as the Vice Chairman of Surgery at Sibley and is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at George Washington University. He is also the director of the Spine Surgery Service at Summit Orthopedics.

Dr. Goldsmith attended New York University Medical School. Following his internship and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery at the Twin Cities Spine Center.

Dr. Goldsmith has considerable research experience at institutions including the Twin Cities Spine Center, Georgetown University, the Hospital for Joint Disease, New York University, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the National Institute of Health. He has published and presented numerous papers and has contributed chapters to several medical textbooks.

Dr. Goldsmith was born in Chicago, Illinois, and enjoys mountain biking, basketball, running, swimming, rugby and golf. He has competed in and finished the famed Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race.

Areas Of Expertise

Cervical Arthoplasty: Disc Replacement

Cervical and Lumbar Fusion

Cervical and Lumbar Decompressions

Minimally Invasive Discectomy and Fusion Techniques

Motion Sparing Spine Stability 

Scoliosis Treatment


Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery

Medical Degree

New York University Medical School; New York, NY


Georgetown University Orthopedics; Washington, D.C.


Twin Cities Spine Center; Minneapolis, MN 


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

D.C. State Medical License

Maryland State Medical License

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Montgomery County Medical Society

North American Spine Society

Olser Society

Sibley Medical Association

Major Accomplishments

President of Sibley Medical Association 2013

Chapters in multiple spinal textbooks including The Adult and Pediatric Spine, 3rd edition, Failed Back, and Review of Orthopedics, 3rd  edition 

Publications in multiple journals, including Journal of Trauma, Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, AAOS, Resident Reporter, and Journal of Clinical Rheutology 

Author of white papers on bone graft substitutes with bone marrow aspiration in an interbody fusion model and on graft substitutes in a lumbar posterolateral dusion model

Author of technique manual on facet screws and plates

Hospital Affiliations

Georgetown University Hospital

Sibley Memorial Hospital

Suburban Hospital

Affiliated Surgery Centers

Piccard Surgery Center