Dr. Goodrich is director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and holds the academic rank of Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Pediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also holds the Rank of Professor Contralto of Neurological Surgery at the University of Palermo in Palermo, Italy. Dr. Goodrich was recently awarded a Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) by the College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, New York. In December of 2009 Dr. Goodrich was honored by the Burdenko Neurological Institute with an honorary doctorate of neurosurgery at a festschrift for Professor Alexander Konovalov. Dr. Goodrich and the neurosurgical team at the Children's Hospital of Montefiore received the "Mayor's Award in Science and Technology" in New York City for the neurosurgical separation of the Aguirre craniopagus twins. He has given lectures in over 75 countries and has been honored as a visiting professor at a number of international universities and hospitals.
Dr. Goodrich completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Irvine, received a Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Columbia University, received his Doctorate of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his intern and residency training at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and the New York Neurological Institute.
Dr. Goodrich’s clinical interests are in craniofacial surgery and craniosynostosis along with the development of complex craniofacial approaches to the skull base for tumor, pediatric brain tumors, Spina dysraphism/bifida and pediatric vascular anomalies and trauma. Dr. Goodrich and his craniofacial team have developed an active interest in the separation of craniopagus twins with the team now having consulted on 15 cases worldwide. Dr. Goodrich has contributed to numerous national and international television and movie projects which include NBC Dateline, Today Show, Good Morning America, Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel among others. Dr. Goodrich and his craniofacial team have been invited to a number of countries around the world for consultation on pediatric neurosurgical problems: including England, Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, India among a number of others. Dr. Goodrich has authored or edited eight textbooks devoted to craniofacial surgical problems, brain tumors, spinal dysraphism, head trauma, skull base surgery in the pediatric population among other subjects and has authored over 500 papers, chapters, abstracts, editorial reviews, book reviews and commentaries in journals and books from all over the world. Dr. Goodrich has been a leader in developing hands-on workshops for surgeons in dealing with high-speed drill instrumentation, endoscopy and implantable devices. To date he has organized and developed over sixty postgraduate courses in regions throughout the world including Europe, Asia, India, USA, Middle East, and South America.