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Erik T. McGoldrick, MD
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Erik T. McGoldrick, MD

(707) 443-8066
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Group

Primary Office

St. Joseph Health Medical Group
2826 Harris St.
Eureka, CA 95503
(707) 443-8066
(707) 268-3251
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Physician Bio

My primary goal is to return people back to their prior active lifestyles before their injury or disease, whether that is through non-operative management, repair or reconstruction, or in some cases, replacement of the injured joint. I evaluate all orthopedic injuries (except spine), but my area of advanced training lies in shoulder and elbow surgery, including shoulder and elbow arthroplasty. I trained under Dr. Matsen at the University of Washington, where I remain on staff for continuing research on shoulder and elbow disorders.

When I am not seeing patients, I enjoy fishing, mountain biking and hiking with my family.

Special Local Responsibilities
Chief of Surgery, St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County, 2017- present
Vice Chief of Surgery, St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County, 2016-2017
Physician Leadership Committee, St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County, 2016- present
Humboldt Independent Practice Association, Board Member, 2016- present
Humboldt Crabs Team Physician, 2016- present
Eureka High School Football Team Physician, 2015- present
Resident Education Committee, KUMC Department of Orthopedics, 2011-2012
Electronic Medical Records Resident Representative, KUMC, 2010-2012
Admissions Committee, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2004-2007


Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

McGoldrick E, McElvany MD, Butler-Wu S, Pottinger PS, Matsen FA 3rd. Substantial culturesof Propionibacterium can be found in apparently aseptic shoulders revised three years or moreafter the index arthroplasty.J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Jan;24(1):31-5.

McElvany MD, McGoldrick E, Gee AO, Neradilek MB, Matsen FA 3rd. Rotator cuff repair:
published evidence on factors associated with repair integrity and clinical outcome
.Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;43(2):491-500.

Toby EB, McGoldrick E, Chalmers B, McIff T. Rotational stability for intercarpal fixation is
enhanced by a 4-tine staple
.J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May;39(5):880-7.

Miller JW, Borowsky AD, Marple TC, McGoldrick ET, Dillard-Telm L, Young LJ, Green R.
Folate, DNA methylation, and mouse models of breast tumorigenesis. Nutr Rev. 2008 Aug; 66 Suppl 1:S59-64.

Skaggs DL, Oda JE, Lerman L, McGoldrick E, Rice C, Weiss J, Kay RM.
Insurance status and delay in orthotic treatment in children. J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Jan-

Namba R, Young LJ, Maglione JE, McGoldrick ET, Liu S, Wurz GT, DeGregorio MW,
Borowsky AD, MacLeod CL, Cardiff RD, Gregg JP.Selective estrogen receptor modulators
inhibit growth and progression of premalignant lesions in a mouse model of ductal carcinoma insitu
. Breast Cancer Research. 2005;7(6):R881-9.

Borowsky AD, Namba R, Young LJ, Hunter KW, Hodgson JG, Tepper CG, McGoldrick ET,
Muller WJ, Cardiff RD, Gregg JP. Syngeneic mouse mammary carcinoma cell lines: two closelyrelated cell lines with divergent metastatic behavior. Clinical and Experimental Metastasis. 2005;22(1):47-59.

Maglione JE, McGoldrick ET, Young LJ, Namba R, Gregg JP, Liu L, Moghanaki D,Ellies LG,
Borowsky AD, Cardiff RD, MacLeod CL. Polyomavirus middle T-induced mammary
intraepithelial neoplasia outgrowths: single origin, divergent evolution, and multiple
outcomes.Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
. 2004 Aug;3(8):941-53.

Abbey CK, Borowsky AD, McGoldrick ET, Gregg JP, Maglione JE, Cardiff RD, Cherry SR. In
vivo positron-emission tomography imaging of progression and transformation in a mouse
modelof mammary neoplasia.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the UnitedStates of America. 101(31):11438-43, 2004 Aug 3.

Jessen KA, Liu SY, Tepper CG, Karrim J, McGoldrick ET, Rosner A, Munn RJ, Young LJ,
Borowsky AD, Cardiff RD, Gregg JP. Molecular analysis of metastasis in a polyomavirus middle T mouse model: the role of osteopontin. Breast Cancer Research. 6(3):R157-69, 2004.


McGoldrick, Erik T.; Moodie, Patrick G.; Toby, E. B.; McIff, Terence E. Peripheral
Augmentation Increases Torsional Stiffness in Scapholunate Dissociation Repair. Orthopaedic Research Society, 2011.


  • Medical School:
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine - St. Louis, Missouri - 2007
  • Internship:
    University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, Kansas - 2007-2008
  • Residency:
    University of Kansas Medical Center - Kansas City, Kansas - 2008-2012
  • Fellowship:
    University of Washington Medical Center - Seattle, Washington - 2012-2013
  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • California Medical Association
  • California Orthopedic Association
  • Humboldt Del Norte County Medical Society
  • The American Orthopedic Association


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Passed Part I Written Exam 7/12/2012
Passed Part II Oral Exam 7/23/2015

United States Medical Licensing Examination
Passed Part I 6/18/2005
Passed Part II CK 12/27/2006; CS 4/3/2007
Passed Part III 4/23/2008

Areas of Expertise

Shoulder and elbow arthroplasty
Shoulder and clavicle fractures


  • Summit in Seattle Award - 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Distinguished by Presentation - 2006
  • Davis Citation - 2001

Areas of Interest

Dr. McGoldrick is interested in assisting patients with sports injuries and helping his patients get back to doing what they love most.