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"Dr. Goding's training is among the best in the world."
-- Dr. Jeffery Tamborlane, Oahu
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Dr. Richard Goding

World-class education and fellowship training.

As the primary surgeon of Kauai Orthopaedics, Dr. Richard Goding brings with him the most advanced training and education available from around the world:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Oklahoma State University
  • Medical School at Georgetown University in Washington, DC
  • Internship in General Surgery at University of Hawaii, Honolulu
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center and New York Medical College in New York City
  • Fellowships in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia
  • Shoulder and Knee Surgery Fellowships at Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Perth, Australia
  • Membership in the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Why choose a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon?
All Orthopaedic surgeons in the US are required to complete a residency program after medical school. After completion of residency a surgeon can begin his practice or elect to continue training and become more sub specialized. Dr Goding elected to complete two fellowships, where he worked a total of over 1000 cases:

  • Foot and Ankle Fellowship, Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. During this fellowship Dr. Goding trained with Dr. Peter Lam and Dr. Les Grugic. These surgeons are known throughout the world as leaders in the field of foot and ankle surgery. His fellowship focused on sports medicine and reconstruction of the foot and ankle.
  • Sports Medicine/Shoulder & Knee Fellowship, Perth Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center in Perth, Australia. Here Dr. Goding worked with Drs. Keith Holt, Greg Witherow, and Greg Janes among others. These surgeons are very well known in their respective fields and actively lecture to other surgeons throughout Europe, Australia and the United States. His training here involved extensive experience in cutting edge techniques, including computer-assisted surgery and the most advanced cartilage transplant techniques not yet available in the US.

Why Australia?
The Australian medical system is designed in a way that allows exposure to a far greater number of cases than are available in a typical US fellowship, with technologies that are generally more advanced. The POSM fellowship is very highly sought-after and receives a large number of applicants each year from Europe, Australia, and the US.