Arnold L. Goodman MD, FACS

About Arnold L. Goodman MD, FACS

Arnold Goodman, MD, FACS passed away July 29, 2014. He was greatly loved by his patients and admired by his peers.

Dr. Goodman was board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and currently was in private practice at The Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa. Dr. Goodman was a Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery at the University of South Florida's College of Medicine in Tampa, FL. For more than 15 years, he served as Chief, Division of Otolaryngology at University Community Hospital.

Dr. Goodman attended Tulane University, in New Orleans, LA, on the Tulane Scholars Program and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science and Departmental Honors in Biology. He received his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, FL, where he was the recipient of the Jill Green Halpern Research Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Goodman completed a General Surgery Internship and Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

After his residency, Dr. Goodman received fellowship training in facial plastics and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery at the University of California Davis. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).


Rubin, J.R., Goodman, A.L. The Effects of Radiation of the Survival of Surgical Flaps- An Animal Model. Presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting. September 1988.

Goodman, A.L., Rubin, J.R. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Survival of Surgical Flaps raised in Irradiated Skin. In Stucker (ed): Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Head and Neck, Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium.  Philadelphia, PA, BC Decker Co. 1991: 525-528.

Goodman, A.L. Soft Tissue Injuries to the Face. In Nachlas N.E. Papel, I.D. (ed): Textbook of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Chicago,  Yearbook Medical Publishers. In print.

Goodman, A.L. Donald, P.J. Use of the Levator Scapulae Muscle Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction. Arch Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. 1990: 116, 1440-1444.

Stack, B.C., Hall, P.J., Goodman, A.L. CO2 Laser Excision of Lupus Pornio of  the Face. American Journal of Otolaryngology. 1996: Vol 17, No 4: 260-263.

Goodman, A.L. Orbital Decompression for Graves Disease. Presented at the Florida Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, October 1996.

Goodman, A.L. Options for Reconstruction of Lower Eyelid Defects. Presented at the Florida Society of Facial Plastics and Reconstruction, October 1997.

Goodman, A.L. Intraoperative Monitoring of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve in Head and Neck Surgery. Presented at the Florida Society of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. October 1999.

Mighell, M.A., Hamelin, J.A., Goodman, A.L., Frankle M.A. Paralysis of the Trapezius: Etiology and Treatment Outcomes. Presented at the American Academy  of Orthopaedic Surgeons. March 2000.

Vasher M. Goodman A, Politz D, Norman J, Postoperative Calcium requirements  in 6000Patients Undergoing Outpatient Parathyroidetomy: Easily Avoiding Symptomatic Hypocalcemia. In press. Journal American College of Surgeons.

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