Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Fracture Care
  • Concussion Center
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Nonsurgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopaedic Care of the Elderly
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Viscosupplementation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Hand Problems
  • Heel Spurs
  • Herniated Disc
  • Knee Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Whiplash
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About Laura Goldberg, MD

Laura Dunn Goldberg, MD, is an Associate Staff research investigator in the Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at Cleveland Clinic's Lorain campus in Lorain, Ohio. She was appointed in 2006 as a primary care sports medicine staff member with the Department of Orthopedics, at Kolczun & Kolczun Orthopedic Associates in Lorain.

Previously, Dr. Goldberg was a pediatric emergency attending physician at University Hospital's Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital in Cleveland. She also served as a clinical research investigator at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt.

Dr. Goldberg received her medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington in 2002. She completed her pediatric residency at Case Western Reserve University Hospital's Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2006, she completed her primary care sports medicine fellowship with the Cleveland Clinic's Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

She is board-certified in both pediatrics and primary care sports medicine and is licensed to practice in Ohio.  Dr. Goldberg is an author and presenter and a member of numerous professional societies including the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American Medical Athletic Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In addition, Dr. Goldberg is an avid athlete, marathon runner and sailor. She has provided medical sports coverage for the Cleveland Browns (NFL), the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA), the Cleveland Indians (Major League Baseball) and the Cleveland Barons (American Hockey League) among others.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - University of Vermont - Neurology


Undergraduate - Tufts University
Boston, MA USA


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine and exercise science, pediatric orthopedics, fracture care, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, Running Medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/31/2018, Dr. Goldberg has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

70 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

3 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

dr laura goldberg was excellent. she seemed to know her stuff. when i didnt have / she didnt have the images and results from tri-point, she was able to make an assessment of my condition quickly right in the exam room. i appreciate that she took that initiative and didnt allow my visit to be wasted without the tri-point info at hand.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2017

again the care was excellent but I had several important matters to discuss and the doctor was in a big hurry and running late. She answered my question but it was a lot of information to digest in very little time

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017

Dr. Goldberg was very helpful during my visit. She explained what she was doing and answered all my questions.

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