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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Erik T. McGoldrick, MD

4.7 out of 5 (78 Ratings)
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • St. Joseph Health Medical Group
St. Joseph Health Medical Group
2826 Harris Street
Eureka, CA 95503
Accepting New Patients
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St. Joseph Health Medical Group
2826 Harris Street
Eureka, CA 95503
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(707) 268-3251

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  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Saint Louis University School of Medicine - 2007
    • Internship
      University of Kansas Medical Center - 2008
    • Residency
      University of Kansas Medical Center - 2012
    • Fellowship
      University of Washington Medical Center - 2013
    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.

    Areas of Interest:
    • Elbow surgery
    • Shoulder replacement
    • Shoulder arthroscopy
    • Sports Injuries
  • Biography



    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.

    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
  • 21-Jan-2019
    Was most pleased with appointment and have all questions regarding shoulder replacement answered and understood. Will follow up with a surgical date in the future with both shoulders replaced. X-rays taken and available and copies given to me.
    very good
    Dr. McGoldrick performed shoulder surgery on me early this year and I was very pleased with the outcome and care he provided. I may need surgery on my other shoulder. I feel very confident having him performing the surgery based on my previous surgery.
    Would have liked written instruction for follow up self care. Printouts on types of exercises to help with ongoing care.
    Care provider did not offer a opinion on medication I cannot click on any options as they do not fit the answer.
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