- Medical Director, West Side Sports Medicine, University Hospitals
- Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Laura D. Goldberg, MD, FAAP, is a Pediatric Sports Medicine specialist in the Division of Sports Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldberg has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Certificate in Community Health from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her medical degree at The University of Vermont in Burlington, where she began to focus on sports medicine. In 2005, she completed a residency in Pediatrics at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Dr. Goldberg completed her primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, where she practiced adult and pediatric sports medicine until she joined UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in 2018.
Dr. Goldberg is board-certified in Pediatrics and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. She maintains her credentialing through the American Board of Pediatrics and participates in the maintenance of certification programs in both fields.
Dr. Goldberg is a team physician for Oberlin College, Lake Ridge Academy, where she provides event coverage for soccer tournaments, bike races, triathlons, wrestling tournaments, sailing regattas and other sporting events. She is the lead physician of the University Hospitals Running Program, which helps athletes identify, treat and prevent running injuries, as well as enhance performance. She served as Medical Director for the Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon for nearly a decade and continues to provide physician coverage for the marathon and other road races. During her training, Dr. Goldberg assisted with care for a number of professional sports teams, including the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Barons (now Monsters).
A sports medicine doctor evaluates the whole athlete for a variety of issues that can include head injuries, exercise-induced bronchospasm, nutritional deficiencies, fatigue, stress injuries, overuse syndrome and psychological issues, as well as acute and chronic pain. Focus is placed on return to activity and the long-term health of the individual – whether they are a professional, college or school-age athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone trying to become more active. Dr. Goldberg has participated in many sports, including over 20 marathons, road and mountain biking, alpine ski racing, tennis, soccer, ultimate frisbee and sailing. She participated in the 1996 Olympic trials for Women’s Single-Handed Sailing, which taught her dedication, focus and perseverance. Dr. Goldberg continues to be an avid athlete while bringing her passion for helping other athletes stay healthy and active to her practice.
- Adult Athlete Injuries
- Endurance Athletes
- Foot and Ankle Injuries
- Joint Pain
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Non-Surgical Fracture Care
- Overhead Athlete
- Overuse / Chronic Sports Injuries
- Pediatric Back Pain
- Pediatric Bone and Joint Pain
- Pediatric Fracture Care
- Pediatric Sports Injuries
- Pediatric Sports-Related Concussions
- Running Injuries
- Running Medicine and Gait Analysis
- Sports Injuries
- Stress Fracture
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Patient Experience Reviews
4.5 out of 5
Patient Comments (5)
Reviewed On 7/1/2023
Dr. Laura Goldberg is extremely knowledgeable in her medical background. There is not anything I could recommend that she do differently. She is very thorough in her exam and explaining her course of treatment.
Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr Goldberg was excellent. Very pleased with her care. She's compassionate, knowledgeable and thorough.
Reviewed On 5/1/2023
Dr Goldberg was amazing! We got an appointment very soon and she was so easy to understand and talk to. This was a high school injury and she treated it with the utmost respect and care. Highly recommend Dr. Goldberg! Office staff were great too.
Reviewed On 4/1/2023
She was amazing and was extremely helpful
Reviewed On 3/1/2023
We had a great experience with Dr. Goldberg. She was thorough and took time to explain everything.
Certifications & Memberships
- Sports Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
- Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Fellowship | Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine - Cleveland Clinic (2005 - 2006)
Residency | Pediatrics
Pediatrics - University Hospitals Of Cleveland (2002 - 2005)
University Of Vermont Larner College Of Medicine (2002)
Tufts University (1997)
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As of December 31, 2016, Laura Goldberg did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.